Hamlet


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 141 reviews)

Hamlet is commonly regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. Drawing on Danish chronicles and the Elizabethan vogue for revenge tragedy, Shakespeare created a play that is at once a philosophic treatise, a family drama, and a supernatural thriller. In the wake of his father's death, Prince Hamlet finds that his Uncle Claudius has swiftly taken the throne and married his mother, Queen Gertrude. The ghost of the dead king then appears and charges Claudius with 'murder most foul.' Hamlet is called to revenge his father's death: but will he be able to act before it is too late?

Cast:
Claudius, King of Denmark - Michael Sirois
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and Mother of Hamlet - Elizabeth Klett
Ghost Of Hamlet, the Late King of Denmark - dolohov
Hamlet, Son to the former, and Nephew to the present King - John Gonzalez
Polonius, Lord Chamberlain - Andy Minter
Laertes, Son to Polonius - Denny Sayers
Ophelia, Daughter to Polonius - Kristin Hughes
Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius - Thomas Wells
Horatio, Friend to Hamlet - David Nicol
Rosencrantz, Courtier - Kara Shallenberg
Guildenstern, Courtier - Karen Savage
Francisco, a Soldier - Andrew Lebrun
Bernardo, Officer - David O’Connell
Marcellus, Officer - Jordan Mueller
Voltimand, Courtier - Thomas Wells
Osric, Courtier - allex
A Gentleman, Courtier - David Jaquay
Another Gentleman - mb
Clown One, Grave-digger - Brennan Holtzclaw
Clown Two, Grave-digger - Christie Nowak
A Priest - Kevin O’Coin
Fortinbras, Prince of Norway - mb
A Captain & his Army - Andrew Lebrun
English Ambassador - Andrew Lebrun
First Player - Rosalind Wills
Player King - Denny Sayers
Player Queen - Kirsten Ferreri
Player Lucianus - allex
Group Of Danes - David O'Connell
Lord - LaurenT
Servant - Christie Nowak

Stage Direction - Rosalind Wills
Editors - mb & Jc Guan
Dedicated Proof-Listeners - Elizabeth Klett & mb
Book Coordinators - J.C., Scott Sherris, Jc Guan, Elizabeth Klett & mb (3 hr 53 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae 2:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Act 1 51:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 41:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 55:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 39:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 43:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Hamlet

(5 stars)

I'm in this play as an actor playing Bernardino and other small roles. listening to the play has been encouraging to me.

excellent Hamlet

(5 stars)

this audio was my first introduction to Hamlet. I've never heard, read or seen anything on the book except for that it was written by Shakespeare. my hopes were high. I was not disappointed. I found myself misty eyed a few times when listening. the actor for Hamlet was outstanding. even though I had difficult following done of the lines (due to my untrained ear for poetry) the actor's emotions and understanding bleed through the earphones into my soul. many thanks for making the introduction to Hamlet impactful. highly recommended.

(5 stars)

This is shakespeares best play and I am a huge shakespearean. Funny thing is I'm 15 and not many kids like shakespeare today.

It's great!

(5 stars)

I love hamlet. This is read very well. Thank you.

Good audiobook

(5 stars)

I liked listening to this audiobook. Great work volunteers. Thank you guys.

Hamlet voice was horrible. The audio quality was decent though.

(3 stars)

Great listening

(4 stars)

Great to listen to, but sometimes I would forget who was talking. Unlike reading the play, you could not see the name of who was speaking. It would be nice that at the beginning of each first time of someone speaking in a scene, that they would mention who was speaking. Other that I enjoyed it!

Hamlet

(2.5 stars)

Act 4 and Act 5 cut short. Excellent reading, but wish it was complete.