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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel | [A. J. Hartley, David Hewson]

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.
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Publisher's Summary

It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder.

Struggling to find his place in this strange new order Hamlet tries to rekindle his relationship with Ophelia - the daughter of Elsinore’s cunning spy master, a man with plots of his own. Hamlet turns for advice and support to the one person he can trust -- Young Yorick, the slippery, unruly jester, whose father helped Hamlet through a difficult childhood. And all the while the armed forces of Fortinbras, prince of Norway, start to assemble, threatening to bring down Elsinore forever.

Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

A. J. Hartley is the New York Times best-selling author of the Will Hawthorne fantasy series and several thrillers, as well as the Darwen Arkwright books for younger readers. He is the Russell Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

David Hewson is the best-selling author of more than 20 novels, including the Nic Costa crime series and a trilogy of books based on the hit Danish television show The Killing. His most-recent novel, The House of Dolls, begins a new series set in Amsterdam.

Richard Armitage is known to movie audiences around the world as "Thorin Oakenshield" in the trilogy of films based on The Hobbit. Born in Leicester, England, and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Armitage has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and created memorable roles on Robin Hood, North & South, and other British TV series.

©2014 A.J. Hartley, David Hewson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"It's a fresh, contemporary take on Shakespeare's tragedy, one not afraid to create new characters or cut long soliloquies. We get a noirish Hamlet, who, when asked by Laertes if he's ready to fence, blurts out: 'I've been ready all my life.'" (Associated Press)

"English literature teachers worried about getting pupils entranced by Shakespeare should plug them in to this imaginative gloss on Hamlet before starting on the real thing. Hobbit-fanciers will rejoice to find that Richard “Thorin Oakenshield” Armitage is an outstandingly versatile narrator. This is the one of the most powerful listening experiences that I’ve had." (The Times London)

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    Robert HEBRON, KENTUCKY, United States 05-24-14
    Robert HEBRON, KENTUCKY, United States 05-24-14 Member Since 2011

    I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction

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    "Fantastic whether you like Shakespeare or not!"

    Just as great as their audio novelization of Macbeth, perhaps even better. The narration, the story, everything is unsurpassed. Shakespeare himself I think would be pleased.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Toni USA 05-23-14
    Toni USA 05-23-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Hartley and Hewson have done it again!"
    Any additional comments?

    A. J. Harley has once again masterfully added flesh and sinew to a Shakespeare tragedy, this time bringing the story of Hamlet to life. Those who have succeeded in reading the original may not appreciate Hartley's work. But for those of us who, despite our desire, have been unable to overcome the difficulty inherent in reading Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hartley and Hewson have given us a wonderful gift. And Richard Armitage was an awesome pick for narration.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Melanchthon USA 05-21-14
    Melanchthon USA 05-21-14

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    "Purely pleasurable new perspective on Hamlet."
    What made the experience of listening to Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    Undoubtedly Richard Armitage's voicings. Yes, I'm a fan, but Armitage should win many more listeners for his other work from this audiobook. But both the voices of the characters and the narration are performed at a uniformly high quality. A lot of thought went into the pacing and the energy behind every scene, and one can easily listen for several hours without wanting to pause. Moreover, for Armitage's fans, this is a really different style of reading than his previous work -- much more impassioned, much more forceful, and throughout, simply intriguing to listen to. You wonder what he will do next. And interestingly there are many voices here (Polonius is the one that sticks out for me as striking) that we have not previously heard from him.

    Readers who enjoy popular history will definitely enjoy this work as well -- it fills in a lot of historical and political context that would have been apparent to Shakespeare's audiences but which no one but theater people and scholars are aware of these days. If you don't like Shakespeare because you feel left at sea by the language and the plot, you should give this a try, because it really makes the plot extremely career, and the language is contemporary. The work communicates its intent really effectively.


    What other book might you compare Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel to and why?

    Mary Stewart, The Ivy Tree (modern retelling of Jane Eyre)


    What does Richard Armitage bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice has a great tone quality, but what I appreciate here is that he never overdoes it. He conveys a lot of emotion without every chomping on the scenery, become pathetic, or overtaxing the listener's patience for some of the potentially soppy aspects of the play (e.g., Hamlet's proto-existential conflicts, which can get truly sophomoric and tedious in the hands of the wrong performer). The actor himself seems particularly preoccupied with the elements of the story that have to do with tradition and inheritance of the past, but I'm also extremely intrigued, in fact tied to the headphones, by his own individual read on a classic interpretive problem in Hamlet: how mad is Hamlet really?


    If you could rename Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, what would you call it?

    I like the title already.


    Any additional comments?

    I particularly liked how the authors modified the Mousetrap -- or play within a play that Hamlet uses to try to assess Claudius' guilt. This is one of my favorite pieces of the original play and I was wondering how they would do it -- how to convey the play within a play from the perspective of an audiobook -- and I loved it. Bringing in Burbage as a character was really a master stroke. Overall, the way the narrative visualizes the thoughts of the character is incredibly effective.

    The other thing I loved was: getting the jokes immediately. Hamlet has some very amusing moments, most of them black humor, and the adaptation makes these clearer and Armitage performs them effectively.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Mikie L Smithers 06-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant and Thrilling"
    What made the experience of listening to Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    The rich characterizations and thrilling sequences that Mr Hartley and Mr Hewson have provided were a wonderful addition to what I already knew of the story. Mr Armitage's narration was flawless.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story provided additional depth and details that pulled me in and had me captivated. Ophelia was such a strong and intelligent figure in this re-telling.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Armitage – was your favorite?

    Although I loved many of the characters, my favorite was Yorick. He brought a level of humor and irreverence to the story that was an important balance to the tragedy and melancholy of the other characters. His conversations with Hamlet were rich and entertaining and Mr Armitage's choice of voice for Yorick only serve to reinforce my enjoyment of the character.


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

    Yes and no. I was captivated and wanted to hear what was going to happen next but like a fine meal, I wanted to savor every morsel.


    Any additional comments?

    As a fan of Shakespeare, I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy a re-telling of such a known and loved work. I downloaded it because of an interest in hearing Mr Armitage's narration. It was my first of his narrations as well and was based on the recommendations of others. I was not disappointed by either the story or the narration. I loved the story and all of the performance. I have now downloaded MacBeth: A Novel by Mr Hartley and Mr Hewson and look forward to more re-telling adventures from this duo (hopefully, narrated by Mr Armitage too).

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 06-02-14
    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 06-02-14 Member Since 2011

    I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!

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    "WOW! Blew Me Away!"

    I have never read the original Hamlet, and I have been told that there are discrepancies between this version and the original as written by Shakespeare, but that didn't stop me from enjoying this great book! It is very well done and extremely well preformed. If you have never read any Shakespeare you will love it. If you are a Shakespeare fan, you will enjoy it. I can't wait to read the other novel these two authors did.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    S. Smith 05-28-14
    S. Smith 05-28-14
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    "Wonderful narration and story!"
    Would you listen to Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel again? Why?

    Absolutely! The story is very good, but the narration is phenomenal. You truly feel like all the characters have a voice, not that it is being read by one man.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Yorick was rather enjoyable to me. He was, as you would expect a jester, humorous but at the same time was a voice of reason.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Armitage’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't, but I most certainly will look into others now!


    Any additional comments?

    Great choice of Richard Armitage as a narrator. I truly forgot that it was just one man narrating, even when he had to switch to female roles, he brought them to life with his ability to manipulate his own voice and accents.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Sugar Land, TX, United States 05-24-14
    Janice Sugar Land, TX, United States 05-24-14 Member Since 2010

    Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories.

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    "Masterful retelling of a masterpiece"

    "Complex" is an adjective found in most reviews of this retelling of Shakespeare's classic. So I'm not unique in finding new depth to the characters - Ophelia, Hamlet himself, and (for me) especially Claudius. Is Hamlet mad or acting? Is Claudius evil or caught in the one act he committed (perhaps) through the evil manipulations of another? By adding back stories to the major and secondary characters, the story moves beyond the dramatic (and melodramatic) familiarity of Shakespeare's speeches into a tragedy of real people's lives. The reading is near perfection, providing personality to the characters without intruding upon the action. I am inspired now to return to the original source, reading the poetry again with the characters newly revealed.

    To Hartley and Hewson - Is Lear next?

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Fedoruk Pasadena, CA 06-19-14
    Claire Fedoruk Pasadena, CA 06-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "An extremely well done interpretation"
    Would you listen to Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel again? Why?

    Absolutely...I already have because as with Shakespeare, I feel one listening is never enough and discover new layers of meaning in each hearing. I also can never hear enough of Mr. Armitage's beautiful voice and wonderful characterizations. I love that the authors never make any clear delineation about the questions of Hamlet's madness or dream state, but add new layers and explanations for some of the characters behavior in the play. I also love hearing the famous speeches in their interpretation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ophelia for her layers of depth and love for Hamlet; she seems the only truly compassionate character in the book.


    What does Richard Armitage bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    That voice. I would rate his reading talent and his baritone voice in the same league as Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons and Derek Jacobi. I have heard Mr. Armitage read the Lords of the North, and found his Danish and Saxon accents, characterizations and unique approach to each absolutely brilliant. This really worked well in this book as well when he reads the character of Fortinbras and the mercenary Scots he employs. He has narrated many other audiobooks and I truly hope he continues to do so, as I will always buy his work.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You thought you knew Hamlet...


    Any additional comments?

    More from the authors and narrator please!! Looking forward to hearing MacBeth now that I have heard this!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Madeleine London, United Kingdom 06-10-14
    Madeleine London, United Kingdom 06-10-14 Member Since 2008

    Audiobook addict.

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    "The Devil's In the Details"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this retelling and restructuring of Hamlet. I began listening with moderate expectations, knowing the play well and expecting it would just be a fleshing out of the original, but it was so much more than that.

    The authors have done a wonderfully creative job of approaching the tale from a fresh, very lateral perspective. Lesser events and characters in the play are brought to the fore, and a wonderful layer of Machiavellian political intrigue suffuses the story. The same is true of the play's original paranormal elements. The authors have developed it into a lush political and psychological thriller.

    I didn't give the story five stars only because I found the villain of the piece (I won't tell you who it is because that would be a huge spoiler) a little underdeveloped and cardboardish. That being said, this was more than a retelling of the play. If you like historical mysteries or alternate histories, you'll love this. It's rich and atmospheric and wonderful.

    The narration was outstanding.

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    Amazon Customer 05-28-14
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    "Spectacular Interpretation"
    Where does Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is, without question, the audiobook I have enjoyed the most. It is well written and well performed. It makes Hamlet attainable for the most current of audiences, and easily understood.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Armitage’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to other performances of Richard Armitage. I am constantly impressed with his ability to maintain the integrity of multitudes of characters. He is always able to make the character voices easily distinguishable, even with only the slightest change of accent, timbre, intonation, cadence. I enjoyed this greatly. I found it very easy to lose myself in the story and not lose track of which voice belonged to which character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It's hard to choose just one.


    Any additional comments?

    If you've not listened to this yet, you're missing out.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Ten hours well spent"
    Where does Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ties for first place with one other. See below.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Claudius: although Shakespeare does not portray him as a complete villain, this Claudius drew my sympathies. Both the authors and Armitage's interpretation reveal him as a decent man, one who has always loved Gertrude and Hamlet, but who has painted himself, through one violent act, into a corner and can only escape through more violence. Armitage gives him a deep, sensuous, authoritative voice - kindly even. The reader has to walk a fine line with his voicing because I felt that you had to understand Claudius and yet side with Hamlet in the end.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Armitage’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Richard Armitage is my favourite reader and seems to choose books by my favourite authors. The Georgette Heyer books are great fun and very entertainingly read and voiced. But Bernard Cornwell's Lords of the North is wonderful. This Hamlet book ties with Lords of the North, but sadly it is not available on Audible or anywhere now except ebay since AudioGo went bust. Come on, Audible! Wake up to this man's talent and buy the rights to this version!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love and politics - a murderous combination.


    Any additional comments?

    I was very impressed by how close the authors kept to the original play, making many nods to Shakespeare's language and text, yet at the same time filled the gaps with imaginative and gripping scenarios....Like the pirates. Pirates! What pirates? Yes, an episode only lightly touched on by Shakespeare, but it's there, LOL! And the authors not only develop some exciting moments out of it but weave it into the following action of the book. Loved the pirate captain!But, without the reader and his wonderful interpretations where every single voice is a different one, this audiobook would be a lesser thing than it has turned out to be,

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine
    Montefiascone, Italy
    5/26/14
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    "Hamlet, prince of tragedies never pales!"
    What made the experience of listening to Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    The pace of the story, the new, unexpected twists to the plot and characteristion along with the unexpected and haunting persona of Yorick; the splendid narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Claudius, the traditional villian, who here reveals a depth as lover and "father" never imagined before.


    What does Richard Armitage bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His narration and masterly interpretation of the characters both male and female, bring the story and its people to life. Modulated and varied, his voice carries the listening on in a flow of enjoyment.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Like with the original Shakespearean play, the novel aroused both mirth and sadness, sometimes mingled in bittersweet fashion. A gentle sadness tended to prevail, without actually provoking tears.


    Any additional comments?

    The final comments by the two authors were an appropriate complement to the work and the music a lovely unexpected finale.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Cara
    UK
    5/21/14
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    "Absolutely amazing!"
    Where does Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #1 definitely!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ophelia - because I understand the character's "feelings" and predicament...


    What about Richard Armitage’s performance did you like?

    Gripping, genuine, sensual, exciting... I could go on forever! Amazing performance by a truly amazing, talented actor.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Hamlet from the heart"


    Any additional comments?

    I'll recommend it to ANYONE !! It's a "must listen"!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Inerness, United Kingdom
    6/3/14
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    "Loved it."

    Having already listened to "Macbeth a Novel" I was really pleased to see this title arrive on Audible. I am fortunate that I do not really know the story of Hamlet (or much of Macbeth before it) and these were completely new plots and characters to me. Truly superb listen and the narration was flawless. I can understand why both of these plays have been so popular for so long, this format has made something I would have have found very hard to follow into a perfectly accessible and entertaining story. During my school years we did look at some Shakespeare and I must admit I really could not follow any of it let alone enjoy it, it certainly was not something I ever expected to going back to and enjoying as much as this at any point.... More please!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dorothea
    Germany
    5/26/14
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    "Thrill and joy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel to be better than the print version?

    I think a print version would be a different thing, with perhaps different qualities. But this audiobook is amazing, it's somehow more than just a read book. It is like a very long movie with your imagination as screen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like very much how the characters are discribed and how they are presented, each one in a very special way. And I like the story itself. It's known for a few hundres years, but now told in a very exciting way. It captured my attention all the time, for more than nine hours.


    What about Richard Armitage’s performance did you like?

    I find it very impressive, how he manages to give character and emotions to the different persons in the book with just his voice. As I knew him before only playing male roles I find it surprising and amazing how well he does the female voices. Great as Ophelia and as Gertrud!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The story didn't make me laugh, it's not funny. It is very tragic, as the original story is as well. A lot of murder and treason. And the story also didn't make me cry. Perhaps I read to many detective novels, to be shocked by such a story.But I felt joy, listenig. It sounds as if the authors may have had some joy, writing the story and Richard Armitage as well doesn't sound bored at all, telling it.


    Any additional comments?

    It's interesting to read David Hewsons blog in addition because he gives some intersting informations about the story itself and about writing it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Petra Pfister
    5/25/14
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    "Nearly 10 hours oblivious of the rest of the world"
    If you could sum up Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    love, murder, revenge


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really can't pick out any part of the story. I liked it altogether. It's beautifully written.


    What does Richard Armitage bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    In my opinion is Richard Armitage the most accomplished narrater in the world. His way of reading draws you deeply into the story. You feel as if you were in it. I'm sure that I couldn't have read the book for 5 hours without a break. When I started to listen, I remained in the story for those 5 hours.at a stretch. I could wait to start with the rest of the audiobook on the following day. His voice, well, let me say his voices are addicting.
    Although English isn't my first language, I could follow the story easily because Richard Armitage pronounces the words very clearly and comprehensibly. He ist great!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love cannot flourish on murderous ground.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this audiobook wholeheartedly.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • M
    Wakefield, United Kingdom
    6/6/14
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    "To read, or not to read ...?"

    To read or not to read? Easy - read the damn thing! A superb novelisation of one of the greatest works of literature in the English language, and brilliantly narrated too. Onto Macbeth now ...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Harrow
    inverurie, United Kingdom
    6/22/14
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    "well chosen words, words, words"

    Writing Hamlet as a thriller is a fairly audacious move that could so easily have gone terribly wrong: lose too much of the original and it will be dismissed by those who love the play, or retain so much that it ceases to work as a page turner. Fortunately, the authors accomplish this balance with flair and wit.

    For those who know the play well, there are many subtle references which are often very amusing. These would not alienate anyone using this book as an introduction to Shakespeare, and you could enjoy it enormously without knowing anything of the storyline.

    There are some very clever touches which really made this work interesting and fresh: the Claudius / old Hamlet / Gertrude back story is explored in some detail, which forced me to consider the king in new ways. There is also the introduction of another character, not in the play, which is a little bit cheeky of them, but it just about works.

    The narration is absolutely flawless, and adds much to the book.

    Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • anne hunt
    6/17/14
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    "What a piece of work !"
    Where does Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely top of my list and that's saying something because I've loved them all.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel?

    Difficult to chose a single moment because there were so many, but I've bookmarked all of the scenes involving Yorick. He was a brilliant invention and produced some laugh out loud moments for me, which is not something I expected from a story involving the moody Dane.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Again it is difficult to choose just one, but if I had to it would be Yorrick's rendition of " O that this too too sullied flesh......." I've always wanted to hear Richard Armitage speak some Shakesperian verse but little did I expect it to be in the voice of Yorick !


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

    Yes, and I've listened to it at least three times already


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to compliment the authors for the beauty and power of their prose and Richard Armitage for his exquisite rendition.I don't know how he managed to create so many distinct voices for the plethora of characters involved and keep them all sorted in his head. Shakespeare's " Hamlet" holds a special place in my heart and I return to it regularly so I was a little sceptical about the idea of this novelisation but I will be returning to this audio book as often as I return to the play. I love the way some of Shakespeare's imagery and verse was woven into the prose and also found the twists of storyline and character most satisfying, particularly the final realisation that Yorick was just a voice in Hamlet's head or was he the ghost of the original Yorick???Thanks a million to everyone involved in the production of this treasure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mrs shirley williams
    7/7/14
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    "A compelling audiobook with a brilliant narrator."
    What made the experience of listening to Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    I listen to many audiobooks and this is amongst the best I have ever listened to. The range of voices and accents that Richard Armitage found for this story was amazing; even the female voices were interesting and believable. The humour and shades of light and dark were fascinating and mesmerising and the quality of the narration made this clever retelling of Hamlet truly memorable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel?

    It's hard to pick out just one moment but I think the section where Ophelia writes to her brother about the plot to kill Old Hamlet was very moving and Richard Armitage managed to convey the difficulty of her personal situation very skillfully.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The whole fencing match scene between Hamlet and Laertes and the simultaneous poisoning and death of Gertrude was brilliant.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I listened to the book during a 12 hour drive home from holiday and it had me gripped all the way. The story was dark, sad and moving but there were great moments of humour too. I laughed out loud at some of Yorricks' antics and cried (literally) with Gertrude and Ophelia's love and hopes/fears for Hamlet.


    Any additional comments?

    The afterword by the authors was a great addition. Really interesting information about the odyssey of Shakespeare's play and the history/myths behind it.

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