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  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing treatment of an old story

  • By Bronte on 13-11-2014

A Fantastic Retelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-2018

This was an amazing retelling of the classic play. AJ Hartley and David Hewson make Hamlet fresh again and the use of characters like Yorick add another level to an already complex play. Which I absolutely loved. Richard Armitage did a fantastic job narrating this book. He is able to manipulate his voice in such a way that as a listener you can automatically tell which character is currently speaking. This is not a simple thing for an actor to do and I applaud Mr Armitage for his mastery and talent.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

Superb!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2017

I am a big fan of the Greek myths and have read many variations of them from historians and archeologists to well known fiction writers, and I have to say that Stephen Fry has brought these myths to life in the most entertaining way possible. He breaths new life into them, much like Zeus himself. And, as anyone who has heard him narrate before knows, he is an excellent narrator. If you have never read the Greek myths before or have read them a hundred times over you will enjoy this reimagining of these classic tales.

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