The Tragedy of Macbeth

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(4.5 stars; 185 reviews)

Murder and madness, witches and war: Librivox presents a recording of Macbeth, perhaps Shakespeare's best known tragedy. Macbeth, a general in King Duncan's army, is given a prophecy by a trio of witches: he himself will become king. Fired by ambition and goaded by his ruthless wife, he murders Duncan and assumes the throne. More killings follow as Macbeth attempts to retain his crown, until he discovers that prophecies are not always what they seem. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)


Duncan – Joshua B. Christensen
Malcolm – mb
Donalbain – Ellis Christoff
Macbeth – Mark F. Smith
Banquo – Simon Larois
Macduff – John Lieder
Lennox – Mirza
Ross – Rosalind Wills
Menteith, Son of Macduff, and First Apparition – David Lawrence
Angus, Second Apparition, and Third Murderer – Annoying Twit
Caithness, Lord, Sergeant, and Soldiers – David Nicol
Fleance – Aaron Elliott
Siward – Brian Edwards
Young Siward, Gentlewoman – Laurie Anne Walden
Seyton, Old Man – Paul Williams
Lady Macbeth – Elizabeth Klett
Lady Macduff – LC
Hecate – Ruth Golding
First Witch – Jennifer Stearns
Second Witch – Kristin Hughes
Third Witch – Charlene V. Smith
Doctor – Eric M. Johnson
Servant and Attendant – Anna Simon
Porter – David Leeson
Third Apparition – Fionn Jameson
First Murderer – hefyd
Second Murderer – Anna Roberts
Messenger – Ezwa
Stage Directions – J. M. Smallheer

Audio edited by J. M. Smallheer (2 hr 11 min)


Dramatis Personae 3:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act I 28:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act II 21:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act III 27:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act IV 28:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act V 22:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers



(5 stars)

I love this book and it's so great to hear it actually performed! Macduff and Macbeth had such a powerful voice, as did Lady Macbeth.

Absolutely amazing

(4.5 stars)

Loved it. I think it's awesome. Though some of the people were a little quiet. Other than that it was wonderful.

(5 stars)

very good. readers were good, not as good as Hamlet but certainly good enough to keep the story moving. I enjoyed it


(5 stars)

very well read by all parties. enjoyable dramatisation of a classic work. thank you to all readers, and Mr. Shakespeare!

Fantastic reading!

(5 stars)

A wonderful collaboration! They really made the story interesting with the different people reading the different parts.

Great book and audio book.

(5 stars)

loved the audiobook. well spoken. some what easy to understand.

Very Enjoyable

(5 stars)

Truly one of the classics presented by a cast of great readers.

This book iw incredible

(5 stars)

we've been doing Macbeth at school and it's unundersta