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Julius Caesar | [William Shakespeare]

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s most compelling Roman plays. The plot against Caesar and the infamous assassination scene make for unforgettable listening. Brutus, the true protagonist of the play, is mesmerizing in his psychological state of anguish, forced to choose between the bonds of friendship and his desire for patriotic justice.
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Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s most compelling Roman plays. The plot against Caesar and the infamous assassination scene make for unforgettable listening. Brutus, the true protagonist of the play, is mesmerizing in his psychological state of anguish, forced to choose between the bonds of friendship and his desire for patriotic justice.

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Public Domain (P)2012 Naxos AudioBooks

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    Jennifer 04-10-14
    Jennifer 04-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Nicely done with the full cast reading"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. For someone just dabbling in Shakespeare, the cast reading helps lend understanding to the tongue.


    Would you recommend Julius Caesar to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes but only if they think they might be interested in trying a little Shakespeare.


    What three words best describe Andrew Buchan and Sean Barrett ’s performance?

    Passionate, clear, believable.


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    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 04-03-14
    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Sounded like an old radio drama"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    no.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting - Killing Caesar. The least - the story that followed


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It was okay but the differentiation between the characters was weak.


    Do you think Julius Caesar needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. He's dead.


    Any additional comments?

    I just read this book to remember what I read in school and it was cheap and I needed to kill some time before I get my next credit. It was an okay read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Calliope 03-23-14
    Calliope 03-23-14
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    "Classic story in a classic play"

    I've never had the opportunity to see a stage production of Julius Caesar, but I'm glad I listened to one rather than read the play -- there's so much more in the context of a production that brings a situation to life. This story of political allegiances and personal friendships is a classic one played out not just on the battlefields of the past but in the homes, schools, and workplaces of today, though on a much less fatal scale.....and that's what makes this play a true classic. Add to that is the benefit some of the rather poetic language that has also become a classic ("Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war", "The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones", The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves").

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James 08-18-13
    James 08-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A William Shakespeare Classic!"

    Being one that is not overly familiar with the arts and the great plays of ancient history, I found this book about Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, to be captivating, informing an interesting throughout.

    Now I can see why it’s one of the great plays throughout history, and continues to have a tremendous following both on the stage, in books and movies.

    This book delivers a very consistent flow of information throughout that keeps the audience interested, and helps develop a feeling of being right there.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sean United States 05-30-14
    Sean United States 05-30-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Took me 46 years to experience this masterpiece"
    Where does Julius Caesar rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks in the top 50% of my current audiobook library. Even though it's one of the classics of all time, I never got around to hearing/reading it until now.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Julius Caesar?

    For some reason, I immediately recall the startling scene where the poet Cinna is murdered by the mob after being mistakened for one of the conspirators, Lucius Cinna. You have to feel for the poor fellow.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Mark Antony's speech following the death of Caesar to the citizens was quite memorable. The words used were powerful and moving.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book in two sittings and would recommend doing it in one.


    Any additional comments?

    While I was initially wondering how the English language used by Shakespeare might cause me some mild confusion, I was surprisingly pleased and excited to hear the use of English at that time in history. It encouraged me to listen carefully because it truly painted remarkable scenes. The only knock I have on this particular recording is some of the dialogue is rushed at times.Otherwise, it's a great performance.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JeffB 04-21-14
    JeffB 04-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Shakespeare novice, good story"
    What did you love best about Julius Caesar?

    learning that several utterances we say unto today are from this story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Julius Caesar?

    the death of Brutus.


    Which character – as performed by Andrew Buchan and Sean Barrett – was your favorite?

    Brutus


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, over several days on my drive to and form work.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel 03-22-14
    Laurel 03-22-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you listen to Julius Caesar again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen again and again. The multiple voices carried this story along to its end in a most interesting and entertaining manner. I enjoyed hearing all the many phrases, so used down the centuries that almost all of us are well familiar with them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to it in one sitting.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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