Listen free for 30 days

Audible Membership

$14.95 a month

1 credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
The Plus Catalogue—listen all you want to thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts, and audiobooks.
$14.95 a month plus applicable taxes after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $19.13

Buy Now for $19.13

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Discover Shakespeare’s best-loved plays.

A perfect introduction for all ages to the breadth and beauty of Shakespeare's work, Tales from Shakespearehas become a classic work in its own right. The tales bring vividly alive the power of Hamlet and Macbeth, the fun of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the drama of The Tempest. Blending detailed narrative with original dialogue and poetic language, they fully convey the wit, wisdom, and imagination of Shakespeare's magnificent plays.

©2010 Penguin Books Ltd (P)2010 Penguin Books Ltd

What listeners say about Tales from Shakespeare

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No reviews are available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • GPH
  • 2018-08-22

Not all of the stories

There are only 8 stories from Tales from Shakespeare in this audio version. The narrators do a good job of presenting the stories, however, I was disappointed to find many are not included. The chapters are not labeled by story so here they are in order:
1. King Lear
2. Midsummer Night's Dream
3. Macbeth
4. Romeo and Juliet
5. The Tempest
6. Measure for Measure
7. Hamlet
8. Twelfth Night

20 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • H
  • 2012-01-16

My daughter's absolute favorite!

What made the experience of listening to Tales from Shakespeare the most enjoyable?

My seven year old adores the stories - and she definitely has a pretty good knowledge about the content of several Shakespeare plays now!

What did you like best about this story?

I love that my daughter begged for more!

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

My daughter loves the inflection - the tones and voices used by the narrator.

15 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Jennifer Hayden
  • 2018-10-12

not very helpful

this book was not very helpful because the stories are out of order and there were only 8 out of 20 stories as well as the narrator skipping whole sections of the paragraphs, I was very confused when I started the book because it started with "King Lear" instead of "The Tempest"😡😐😑

1 person found this helpful