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by | Read by Simon Vance

Biography & Memoir • 19 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

For any lover of Shakespeare, this biography is required listening. Bestselling biographer Peter Ackroyd endeavors to bring Shakespeare and his circle of family, friends, actors, and writers fully to life. If you wish to experience every aspect of the life of Shakespeare in mostly satisfying detail, then Ackroyd has created the definitive genesis. Narrator Simon Vance is competent in his vocal styling, although it is difficult to differentiate between Vance reading Shakespeare and Vance reading Ackroyd. There is absolutely no discernable vocal difference between the two. Also, as Vance's narration follows an identical pace with seemingly identical pauses on each of the 16 discs, it is challenging to know exactly when each disc ends. M.R.E. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2005

CD ISBN 0739323768 $49.95 • Sixteen CDs

DD ISBN 0739323776 $34.97


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2005

CS ISBN 1415924791 $112.00 • Thirteen cassettes

CD ISBN 1415924805 $136.00 • Sixteen CDs

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