The Tragedy of Macbeth

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 224 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.

Those darned witches!

(5 stars)

I found this recording of Macbeth on youtube and I am glad to say it was the best accidental finding ever! Thanks to the great volunteers at LibriVox, studying Shakespeare feels more like an enjoyment of passions, rather than a mandatory reading!

(4 stars)

A great read, particularly Lady Macbeth. A few of the other roles however had rather unclear audios, which is the only reason for the last missing star


(2.5 stars)

Some of your people, like Lennox were SO BORING. And I was kind of freaked out that a creepy man voiced the child of Macduff

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

Full play w/ voice actors

(5 stars)

Full Macbeth play read by different voices for each character. Good for listening while reading along.


(5 stars)

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