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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
yes i would recommend it to a friend it is good for anyone that likes the classics
What other book might you compare Hamlet to, and why?
you can compare hamlet to most tragedy books
What does Anton Lesser and full cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
you wouldn't the tones of different character
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
no as it is a heavy book because of the nature
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This is a first-rate production of the play. It's clean, complete, and well-acted. Music and sound-effects are tasteful. At times, it might be a little bit too quiet, say, for airplanes, but these moments are few and far between. Overal, I wanted an audible copy I could keep coming back to like the text, and that's precisely what they've delivered.
26 of 27 people found this review helpful
My chief criterion in evaluating a dramatized performance of Shakespeare is that none of the lines are left out, save a few words here and there. Secondly, I also appreciate accurate sound effects, and a subtle "soundtrack," and a good overall recording quality. By all of these measurements this Naxos production of Hamlet scores well. The main problem is that, in a couple of scenes, Hamlet himself starts speaking way too fast for one to take in the lines. One might argue that this play is soooo long that, since this company has - quite justifiably - decided to remain loyal to Shakespeare's script, it only makes sense that they would have to hurry it up a bit. A few reviewers have failed to take the validity of this argument into account. The BBC Shakespeare productions are invariably bad about leaving out large chunks of important dialog. Any geek like you or me who listens to audible dramatizations of Shakespeare will insist on every verse being spoken.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful