The Tempest

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Barry Morse, Sonja Lanzener, Paul Sparer, Ira Burton, John Glover, Brian Murray, Nicholas Kepros, Susan Osborn Mott, Pat Terry
  • 1 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In The Tempest, long considered one of Shakespeare's most lyrical plays, Prospero, a sorcerer, and his daughter, Miranda, have been stranded on an enchanted island for 12 years. When a shipwreck-caused by the eponymous tempest-brings enemies to the island, the stage is set for comedy, romance, and reconciliation. The Tempest embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe began to explore and conquer the New World. Its poetic beauty, complexity of thought, range of characters-from the spirit Ariel and the monster Caliban to the beautiful Miranda and her prince Ferdinand-and exploration of difficult questions that still haunt us today make this play wonderfully compelling.

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A Fun production - good for young people.

The voices are clear and the story is at a good pace. I particularly liked the portayal òf Prospero, Miranda, Alonso and Caliban too. I didn't like the distortion on Ariels voice and found neither Stephano or Trinculo very inspiring.
Ferdinand and Antonio were OK.
music was excellent throughout and the Bowson had a great cameo and nearly sole the show but for Prospero's final speech, which I loved.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-11-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.