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    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Alec McCowen, Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The tragedy of King Lear receives an outstanding performance in an all-star cast led by Britain’s senior classical actor, Paul Scofield. He is joined by Alec McCowen as Gloucester, Kenneth Branagh as The Fool, Harriet Walter as Gonerill, Sara Kestelman as Regan and Emilia Fox as Cordelia. This is the ninth recording of Shakespeare plays undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press, and is directed by John Tydeman. It was released to mark the 80th birthday of Paul Scofield in January 2002.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No life in this Lear.

    • By zachary on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $18.60

    • King Lear

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Trevor Peacock, Clive Merrison, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature. King Lear of Britain has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan, and the good and gentle Cordelia. He determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best. Lear's tragic lack of judgment and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his virtuous son, Edgar, in favor of the villainous Edmund.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tragedy par excellence

    • By turbopro on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Dunbar

    • William Shakespeare's King Lear Retold: A Novel
    • By: Edward St. Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global media corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage, he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but, as relations sour, he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions. Now, imprisoned in Meadowmeade, an upscale sanatorium in rural England, with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • depressing tale of horrid people

    • By Trudy Owens on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to King Lear (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
    • By: William Shakespeare, Mike Reeves
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Terrence Hardiman, Lucy Robinson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Here is the multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance, with comprehensive commentary and analysis, enabling students to fully understand and appreciate the play. Judge for yourself whether Lear is "a man more sinned against than sinning" in this moral tale that pits wisdom and age against ambition and youth. Experience and examine the power of Shakespeare's most cruel and violent tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes Shakespeare Accessible

    • By Edward on 07-01-12

    Regular price: $18.08

    • King Lear

    • Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
    • By: William Shakespeare, Mike Reeves, Phil Viner
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Terrence Hardiman, Lucy Robinson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Experience King Lear as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great way to understand Shakespeare

    • By Irishclover on 04-23-10

    Regular price: $19.09

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Rachel Roberts, Cyryl Cusak, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    I am a man more sinned against than sinning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true classic

    • By Stanley Hauer on 07-09-08

    Regular price: $4.55

    • King Lear

    • A Summary of the Play by William Shakespeare
    • By: James Gardner, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "King Lear" is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, depicting the gradual descent into madness of the title character after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. The play is derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king; after the English Restoration, it was often revised with a happy ending for audiences who disliked its dark and depressing tone, but since the nineteenth century, Shakespeare's original version has been regarded as one of his supreme achievements.

    Regular price: $4.40

    • SmartPass Audio Education Study Guide to King Lear (Unabridged, Dramatised)

    • SmartPass Audio Education Study Guide (Unabridged, Dramatised)
    • By: William Shakespeare, Mike Reeves
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Terrence Hardiman, Lucy Robinson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis, enabling any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Judge for yourself whether Lear is "a man more sinned against than sinning" in this moral tale that pits wisdom and age against ambition and youth. Experience and examine the power of Shakespeare's most cruel and violent tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shakespeare will now make sense.

    • By j on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $14.46

    • King Lear: CliffsNotes

    • By: Sheri Metzger Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    This CliffsNotes study guide on William Shakespeare's King Lear supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    King Lear is ready to turn his realm over to his three daughters. His plan is simple: Give the biggest piece to the daughter who loves him most. But honeyed words and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, plunging king and kingdom into a hell of treachery, madness, and unspeakable acts - with consequences that reveal the worst and best in human nature.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Distracting Sound Effects

    • By CB on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    King Lear divides his kingdom between his two duplicitous daughters, banishing the loving Cordelia and the steadfast Kent. These and other acts of folly launch a hugely moving search for dignity, self-knowledge and wisdom on the grandest of scales.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • King Lear (Dramatized)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Colin Redgrave, Geraldine James, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Double Tragedy

    • By M. W. Roberts on 02-11-10

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Story of Shakespeare's King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Brian Holland Rose
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    King Lear has three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and the youngest, the good Cordelia. The King asks his daughters how much they love him. and thrives on excessive empty words of flattery from two of them and bristles with anger when plain speaking Cordelia does not wish to participate in such falsity. The King banishes her - and thereafter unfolds the tragedy of his own undoing.

    Regular price: $1.09

    • Dunbar

    • King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he handed over care of the family firm to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan. But relations quickly soured, leaving him doubting the wisdom of past decisions.... Now imprisoned in a care home in the Lake District with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • William Shakespeare's King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Daniel Moore
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A solo recording of King Lear in an American dialect.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ron Altman, Phil Benson, Marty Kris, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Shakespeare's King Lear ranks with Sophocles' Oedipus as a tragic hero destroyed by his own good intentions. From the moment when Lear unfolds his darker purpose, we are drawn into an ineluctable chain of events that leads through betrayal, deceit, destructive family conflict, reconciliation, despair, and death. Considered by many to be the most grueling of Shakespeare's tragedies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful performance - except Lear

    • By Fificat on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $11.42

    • SPAudiobooks King Lear (Unabridged, Dramatised)

    • SPAudiobooks (Unabridged, Dramatised)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman, Lucy Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Award-winning drama from SmartPass. The play is unabridged, with guided description to set the scene and fill in visual moments.

    Regular price: $9.39

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    King Lear is one of Shakespeare's greatest and darkest works. Lear banishes his favorite daughter when she seemingly speaks out against him. However, he does not know that his two other daughters, who pay tribute to him, are in fact plotting against him. Shakespeare's observations on the nature of human suffering and kinship are never better defined than in this play.

    Regular price: $10.50

    • King Lear (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: William Devlin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters - with tragic results. This is a full-cast recording of what is considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, based on the legend of 'Leir of Britain', a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor sound quality

    • By William A Ackel on 08-06-17

    Regular price: $17.45

    • Turns Out the Trump Era Isn't '1984.' It's 'King Lear.'

    • By: Ron Charles
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    But how striking those echoes sounded at first. Kellyanne Conway, the president’s spirit animal, seemed to borrow phrases directly from Big Brother when she posited the existence of “alternative facts.”

    Regular price: $0.95

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