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The Complete Sonnets of William Shakespeare (Audiobook)

The Complete Sonnets of William Shakespeare (Audiobook)

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Read by Richard Mitchley, David Shaw-Parker & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 2hrs 52mins)

The Bard, William Shakespeare, is the supreme talent of playwriting and perhaps also of those 14 lines of verse we call the Sonnet.

The Elizabethan Sonnet Cycle was a popular form for poets in the 16th Century with masterful works by many including Sir Phillip Sidney Edmund Spenser and Michael Drayton.  Many others wrote sonnets interspersed amongst their other works such as John Donne and even Queen Elizabeth herself.

But ranking above all others is William Shakespeare.  Some of his sonnets are known in part or whole by all of us such as Sonnet 116 Let me not to the marriage of true minds.  Sonnet 97 ‘How long has my absence been’ and Sonnet 18 ‘Shall I compare thee to a Summers day’. Many of the others are as equal in insight, magnificence, tender expressions, sweeping statements and sheer brilliance.

Whilst in total they number 154 there is little other poetry of Shakespeare’s to compare them to unless of course the majesty of his plays is also thought of as poetry.

It matters not.  Instead let us feast on these sumptuous readings as we journey together through one of the greatest experiences the English language and its son William Shakespeare have ever created.

In this compilation -

1 - The Complete Sonnets of William Shakespeare - An Introduction
2 - Sonnet 1 - From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase by William Shakespeare
3 - Sonnet 2 - When Forty Winters Shall Besiege thy Brow by William Shakespeare
4 - Sonnet 3 - Look in Thy Glass and Tell the Face Thou Viewest by William Shakespeare
5 - Sonnet 4 - Unthrifty Loveliness, Why Dost Thou Spend by William Shakespeare
6 - Sonnet 5 - Those Hours That With Gentle Work Did Frame by William Shakespeare
7 - Sonnet 6 - Then Let Not Winter's Ragged Hand Deface by William Shakespeare
8 - Sonnet 7 - Lo! In the Orient When the Gracious Light by William Shakespeare
9 - Sonnet 8 - Music to Hear Why Hearest Thou Music Sadly by William Shakespeare
10 - Sonnet 9 - Is It For Fear to Wet a Widow's Eye by William Shakespeare
11 - Sonnet 10 - For Shame Deny That Thou Bear'st Love to Any by William Shakespeare
12 - Sonnet 11 - As Fast As Thou Shalt Wane, So Fast Thou Grow'st by William Shakespeare
13 - Sonnet 12 - When I Do Count the Clock That Tells the Time by William Shakespeare
14 - Sonnet 13 - O That You Were Yourself; But, Love You Are by William Shakespeare
15 - Sonnet 14 - Not From The Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck by William Shakespeare
16 - Sonnet 15 - When I Consider Every Thing That Grows by William Shakespeare
17 - Sonnet 16 - But Wherefore Do Not You a Mightier Way by William Shakespeare
18 - Sonnet 17 - Who Will Believe My Verse in Time to Come by William Shakespeare
19 - Sonnet 18 - Shall I Compare Thee To A Summers Day by William Shakespeare
20 - Sonnet 19 - Devouring Time, Blunt Thou the Lion's Paws by William Shakespeare
21 - Sonnet 20 - A Woman's Face with Nature's Own Hand Painted by William Shakespeare
22 - Sonnet 21 - So is it Not with Me As with That Muse by William Shakespeare
23 - Sonnet 22 - My Glass Shall Not Persuade Me I Am Old by William Shakespeare
24 - Sonnet 23 - As an Unperfect Actor on the Stage by William Shakespeare
25 - Sonnet 24 - Mine Eye Hath Played the Painter and Hath Steeled by William Shakespeare
26 - Sonnet 25 - Let Those Who Are In Favour With Their Stars by William Shakespeare
27 - Sonnet 26 - Lord of My Love, To Whom in Vassalage by Willaim Shakespeare
28 - Sonnet 27 - Weary With Toil, I Haste Me To My Bed by William Shakespeare
29 - Sonnet 28 - How Can I Then Return in Happy Plight by William Shakespeare
30 - Sonnet 29 - When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes by  William Shakespeare
31 - Sonnet 30 - When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought by William Shakespeare CHECK CLICK
32 - Sonnet 31 - Thy Bosom is Endeared With All Hearts by William Shakespeare
33 - Sonnet 32 -  If Thou Survive My Well-Contented Day by William Shakespeare
34 - Sonnet 33 - Full  Many a Glorious Morning Have I Seen by William Shakespeare
35 - Sonnet 34 -  Why Didst Thou Promise Such a Beauteous Day by William Shakespeare
36 - Sonnet 35 - No More Be Grieved At That Which Thou Hast Done by William Shakespeare
37 - Sonnet 36 - Let Me Confess That We Two Must Be Twain by William Shakespeare
38 - Sonnet 37 - As A Decrepit Father Takes Delight by William Shakespeare
39 - Sonnet 38 - How Can My Muse Want Subject To Invent by William Shakespeare
40 - Sonnet 39 - O! How Thy Worth with Manners May I Sing by William Shakespeare
41 - Sonnet 40 - Take All My Loves, My Love, Yea, Take Them All  by William Shakespeare
42 - Sonnet 41 - Those Pretty Wrongs That Liberty Commits by William Shakespeare
43 - Sonnet 42 - That Thou Hast Her, It Is Not All My Grief by William Shakespeare
44 - Sonnet 43 - When Most I Wink Then Do My Eyes Best See by William Shakespeare
45 - Sonnet 44 - If the Dull Substance of My Flesh Were Thought by William Shakespeare
46 - Sonnet 45 - The Other Two, Slight Air and Purging Fire by William Shakespeare
47 - Sonnet 46 - Mine Eye and Heart Are At a Mortal War by William Shakespeare
48 - Sonnet 47 - Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart a League is Took by William Shakespeare
49 - Sonnet 48 - How Careful Was I When I Took My Way by William Shakespeare
50 - Sonnet 49 - Against That Time If Ever That Time Come by William Shakespeare
51 - Sonnet 50 - How Heavy Do I Journey On the Way by William Shakespeare
52 - Sonnet 51 - Thus Can My Love Excuse the Slow Offence by William Shakespeare
53 - Sonnet 52 - So Am I As the Rich, Whose Blessed Key by William Shakespeare
54 - Sonnet 53 - What is Your Substance, Whereof Are You Made by William Shakespeare
55 - Sonnet 54 - O! How Much More Doth Beauty Beauteous Seem by William Shakespeare
56 - Sonnet 55 - Not Marble, Nor the Gilded Monuments by William Shakespeare
57 - Sonnet 56 - Sweet Love, Renew Thy Force; Be It Not Said by William Shakespeare
58 - Sonnet 57 - Being Your Slave What Should I Do But Tend by William Shakespeare
59 - Sonnet 58 - That God Forbid That Made Me First Your Slave by William Shakespeare
60 - Sonnet 59 -  If There Be Nothing New, But That Which Is by William Shakespeare
61 - Sonnet 60 - Like As the Waves Towards the Pebbled Shore by William Shakespeare
62 - Sonnet 61 - Is It Thy Will Thy Image Should Keep Open by William Shakespeare
63 - Sonnet 62 - Sin of Self-Love Possesseth All Mine Eye by William Shakespeare
64 - Sonnet 63 - Against My Love Shall Be As I Am Now by William Shakespeare
65 - Sonnet 64 - When I Have Seen By Time's Fell Hand Defaced by William Shakespeare
66 - Sonnet 65 - Since Brass, Nor Stone, Nor Earth, Nor Boundless Sea by William Shakespeare
67 - Sonnet 66 - Tired With All These, For Restful Death by William Shakespeare
68 - Sonnet 67 - Ah! Wherefore With Infection Should He Live by William Shakespeare
69 - Sonnet 68 - Thus is His Cheek the Map of Days Outworn by William Shakespeare
70 - Sonnet 69 - Those Parts of Thee That the World's Eye Doth View by William Shakespeare
71 - Sonnet 70 - That Thou Art Blamed Shall Not Be Thy Defect by William Shakespeare
72 - Sonnet 71 - No Longer Mourn For Me When I Am Dead by William Shakespeare EDIT
73 - Sonnet 72 - O! Lest the World Should Task You to Recite by William Shakespeare
74 - Sonnet 73 - That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold by William Shakespeare
75 - Sonnet 74 - But Be Contented When That Fell Arrest by William Shakespeare
76 - Sonnet 75 - So Are You To My Thoughts As Food To Life by William Shakespeare
77 - Sonnet 76 - Why is My Verse So Barren of New Pride by William Shakespeare
78 - Sonnet 77 - Thy Glass Will Show Thee How Thy Beauties Wear by William Shakespeare
79 - Sonnet 78 - So Oft Have I Invoked Thee For My Muse by William Shakespeare
80 - Sonnet 79 - Whilst I Alone Did Call Upon Thy Aid by William Shakespeare
81 - Sonnet 80 - O! How I Faint When I of You Do Write by William Shakespeare
82 - Sonnet 81 - Or I Shall Live Your Epitaph To Make by William Shakespeare
83 - Sonnet 82 - I Grant Thou Were Not Married To My Muse by William Shakespeare
84 - Sonnet 83 - I Never Saw That You Did Painting Need by William Shakespeare
85 - Sonnet 84 - Who Is It That Says Most, Which Can Say More by William Shakespeare
86 - Sonnet 85 - My Tongue-tied Muse in Manners Holds Her Still by William Shakespeare
87 - Sonnet 86 - Was It the Proud Full Sail of His Great Verse by William Shakespeare SAYS 84
88 - Sonnet 87 - Farewell! Thou Art Too Dear For My Possessing by William Shakespeare
89 - Sonnet 88 -  When Thou Shalt Be Disposed To Set Me Light by William Shakespeare
90 - Sonnet 89 - Say That Thou Didst Forsake Me For Some Fault by William Shakespeare
91 - Sonnet 90  - Then Hate Me When Thou Wilt; If Ever, Now by William Shakespeare
92 - Sonnet 91 - Some Glory In Their Birth, Some In Their Skill by William Shakespeare
93 - Sonnet 92 - But Do Thy Worst to Steal Thyself Away by William Shakespeare
94 - Sonnet 93.  So Shall I Live, Supposing Thou Art True by William Shakespeare
95 - Sonnet 94 - They That Have Power To Hurt and Will Do None by William Shakespeare
96 - Sonnet 95 - How Sweet and Lovely Dost Make the Shame by William Shakespeare
97 - Sonnet 96 - Some Say Thy Fault is Youth, Some Wantonness by William Shakespeare
98 - Sonnet 97 - How Like a Winter Hath My Absence Been by William Shakespeare
99 - Sonnet 98 - From You Have I Been Absent In The Spring by William Shakespeare
100 - Sonnet 99 - The Forward Violet Thus Did I Chide by William Shakespeare
101 - Sonnet 100 - Where Art Thou Muse That Thou Forget'st So Long by William Shakespeare
102 - Sonnet 101 - O Truant Muse What Shall Be Thy Amends by William Shakespeare
103 - Sonnet 102 - My Love Is Strengthened, Though More Weak in Seeming by William Shakespeare
104 - Sonnet 103 -Alack! What Poverty My Muse Brings Forth by William Shakespeare
105 - Sonnet 104 - To Me, Fair Friend You Never Can Be Old by William Shakespeare
106 - Sonnet 105 - Let Not My Love Be Called Idolatry by William Shakespeare
107 - Sonnet 106 -When In The Chronicle of Wasted Time by William Shakespeare
108 - Sonnet 107 - Not Mine Own Fears, Nor the Prophetic Soul by William Shakespeare
109 - Sonnet 108 - What's in the Brain That Ink May Character by William Shakespeare
110 - Sonnet 109 - O! Never Say That I Was False of Heart by William Shakespeare
111 - Sonnet 110 - Alas! 'Tis True I Have Gone Here and There by William Shakespeare
112 - Sonnet 111 - O, For My Sake Do You with Fortune Chide by William Shakespeare
113 - Sonnet 112 - Your Love and Pity Doth the Impression Fill by William Shakespeare
114 - Sonnet 113 - Since I Left You, Mine Eye is in My Mind by William Shakespeare
115 - Sonnet 114 - Or Whether Doth My Mind, Being Crowned With You by William Shakespeare
116 - Sonnet 115 - Those Lines That I Before Have Writ Do Lie by William Shakespeare
117 - Sonnet 116 - Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds by William_Shakespeare
118 - Sonnet 117 - Accuse Me Thus, That I Have Scanted All by William Shakespeare
119 - Sonnet 118 - Like As, To Make Our Appetites More Keen by William Shakespeare
120 - Sonnet 119 - What Potions Have I Drunk of Siren Tears by William Shakespeare
121 - Sonnet 120 - That You Were Once Unkind Befriends Me Now by William Shakespeare
122 - Sonnet 121 - 'Tis Better To Be Vile Than Vile Esteemed by William Shakespeare
123 - Sonnet 122 - Thy Gift,Thy Tables, Are Within My Brain by William Shakespeare
124 - Sonnet 123 - No, Time, Thou Shalt Not Boast That I Do Change by William Shakespeare
125 - Sonnet 124 - If My dear Love Were But the Child of State by Wiliam Shakespeare
126 - Sonnet 125 -  Were't Aught To Me I Bore The Canopy by William Shakespeare
127 - Sonnet 126 - O Thou, My Lovely Boy, Who in Thy Power by William Shakespeare
128 - Sonnet 127 - In the Old Age Black Was Not Counted Fair by William Shakespeare
129 - Sonnet 128 - How Oft When Thou My Music, Music Play'st by William Shakespeare
130 - Sonnet 129 - The Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame by William Shakespeare
131 - Sonnet 130 - My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun by William Shakespeare
132 - Sonnet 131 - Thou Art As Tyrannous, So As Thou Art by William Shakespeare
133 - Sonnet 132 - Thine Eyes I Love, and They, As Pitying Me by William Shakespeare
134 - Sonnet 133 - Beshrew That Heart That Makes My Heart To Groan by William Shakespeare
135 - Sonnet 134 - So Now I Have Confessed That He is Thine by William Shakespeare
136 - Sonnet 135 - Whoever Hath Her Wish, Thou Hast Thy Will by William Shakespeare
137 - Sonnet 136 - If Thy Soul Check Thee That I Come So Near by William Shakespeare
138 - Sonnet 137 -Thou Blind Fool, Love What Dost Thou to Mine Eyes by William Shakespeare
139 - Sonnet 138. When My Love Swears That She Is Made of Truth by William Shakespeare missing title
140 - Sonnet 139 - O! Call Not Me to Justify the Wrong by William Shakespeare
141 - Sonnet 140 - Be Wise As Thou Art Cruel; Do Not Press by William Shakespeare
142 - Sonnet 141 - In Faith I Do Not Love Thee With Mine Eyes by William Shakespeare
143 - Sonnet 142 - Love Is My Sin And Thy Dear Virtue Hate by William Shakespeare
144 - Sonnet 143 - Lo, As a Careful Housewife Runs to Catch by Willaim Shakespeare
145 - Sonnet 144 - Two Loves I Have of Comfort and Despair by  William Shakespeare
146 - Sonnet 145 - Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make by William Shakespeare
147 - Sonnet 146 - Poor Soul, the Centre of My Sinful Earth by William Shakespeare
148 - Sonnet 147 - My Love is as a  Fever by William Shakespeare
149 - Sonnet 148 - O Me! What Eyes Hath Love Put In My Head by William Shakespeare
150 - Sonnet 149 - Canst Thou, O Cruel! Say I Love Thee Not by William Shakespeare
151 - Sonnet 150 - O! From What Power Hast Thou This Powerful Might by William Shakespeare
152 - Sonnet 151 - Love Is Too Young To Know What Conscience Is by William Shakespeare
153 - Sonnet 152 - In Loving Thee Now Know'st I Am Forsworn by William Shakespeare
154 - Sonnet 153 - Cupid Laid By His Brand and Fell Asleep by William Shakespeare
155 - Sonnet 154 - The Little Love-God Lying Once Asleep by William Shakespeare

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