The Shakespeare Stealer

Narrated by: Stuart Blinder
Series: The Shakespeare Stealer, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A delightful adveture full of humor and heart set in Elizabethan England!

Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" - or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform. As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, and drama.

"A fast-moving historical novel that introduces an important era with casual familiarity." - School Library Journal, starred review

"[Listeners] will find much to like in Widge, and plenty to enjoy in this gleeful romp through olde England" - Kirkus Reviews

"Excels in the lively depictions of Elizabethan stagecraft and street life." - Publishers Weekly

An ALA Notable Book

©1998 Gary Blackwood (P)2018 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"A fast-moving historical novel that introduces an important era with casual familiarity." (School Library Journal)

"Readers will find much to like in Widge, and plenty to enjoy in this gleeful romp through olde England" (Kirkus Reviews)

"Excels in the lively depictions of Elizabethan stagecraft and street life." (Publishers Weekly)

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Fun time

My children and I really enjoyed this book. It is captivating and full of action

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Great!

Great! But the story line could be better. I recommend this to people who like any type of medieval stuff Don’t expect much.

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love the energy and different tones.

I was afraid of this book because I thought it would be in Elizabethian accent. This is a good way to.get interested in Shakespeare.

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Wonderful performance by the reader

The reader gave a wonderful performance and kept us engaged. The book was interesting as well.

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Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

First - the reader - Stuart Blinder was absolutely astounding! It was like listening to a play! The book was truly amazing! We enjoyed listening to it so, so much! Thank you for such an imaginative adventure!

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Huh

I guess that The Shakespeare stealer by Gary Blackwood was ok. (Hay look, exactly 15!)