Tales from Shakespeare

The Lambs' Tales (Puffin Classics)
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Discover Shakespeare’s best-loved plays.

A perfect introduction for all ages to the breadth and beauty of Shakespeare's work, Tales from Shakespearehas become a classic work in its own right. The tales bring vividly alive the power of Hamlet and Macbeth, the fun of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the drama of The Tempest. Blending detailed narrative with original dialogue and poetic language, they fully convey the wit, wisdom, and imagination of Shakespeare's magnificent plays.

©2010 Penguin Books Ltd (P)2010 Penguin Books Ltd

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Not all of the stories

There are only 8 stories from Tales from Shakespeare in this audio version. The narrators do a good job of presenting the stories, however, I was disappointed to find many are not included. The chapters are not labeled by story so here they are in order:
1. King Lear
2. Midsummer Night's Dream
3. Macbeth
4. Romeo and Juliet
5. The Tempest
6. Measure for Measure
7. Hamlet
8. Twelfth Night

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  • 01-16-12

My daughter's absolute favorite!

What made the experience of listening to Tales from Shakespeare the most enjoyable?

My seven year old adores the stories - and she definitely has a pretty good knowledge about the content of several Shakespeare plays now!

What did you like best about this story?

I love that my daughter begged for more!

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

My daughter loves the inflection - the tones and voices used by the narrator.

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not very helpful

this book was not very helpful because the stories are out of order and there were only 8 out of 20 stories as well as the narrator skipping whole sections of the paragraphs, I was very confused when I started the book because it started with "King Lear" instead of "The Tempest"😡😐😑

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  • APritchard
  • 04-12-17

Marvellous reading

Could be helped by labelling the chapters with the titles of the plays instead of numbers 1-8, to navigate to King Lear or the Tempest or whatever. This comment of course holds true for all Audible chapters - hopeless lack of adequate detail.

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