the most tragic love story ever told


RICHARD ARMITAGE for ROMEO & JULIET: A NOVEL (2016) Audible exclusive for audiobook by David Hewson.


Official synopsis from
“I think Romeo and Juliet is the greatest, most tragic love story ever told. What David Hewson did with this script is so exciting to me. I really love the fact that he followed avenues that Shakespeare suggested but didn’t necessarily detail in depth. If you want to immerse yourself in a warm bath of Garganega and the heat of Verona and hear a brilliant story about a young woman who is challenging the restraints of her time, listen to this audiobook, which has romance, poetry, politics, and humor to spare.” (Narrator Richard Armitage)

It’s a story you think you know: the age-old tale of “star-cross’d lovers”; two families at war; a romance, so pure and absolute, fated for a tragic end. It’s a story so thoroughly embedded in our culture, and so frequently retold. Yet, nothing captures the spark, the possibility, and the surprise of Shakespeare’s work quite like this….In Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, author David Hewson reworks and expands on the classic story so that it becomes something richer, something new and entirely its own. Much more than a simple love story, it is a brilliant examination of young versus old, hope against despair, and, for Juliet, the search for individual identity at a time when women were regarded as little more than chattel.

An original production commissioned by Audible, Romeo and Juliet: A Novel marks the second pairing of David Hewson and actor Richard Armitage, whose previous partnership resulted in Audible’s 2014 Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel. Hewson’s talent for writing for audio is undeniable, and he finds his perfect vocal foil in Armitage, an actor of immense range and absorbing intensity. Together, they bring you a familiar story told in a surprising way - with an ending you might not expect.

Behind the Scenes with Richard Armitage, narrator of “Romeo and Juliet: A Novel”:


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When Hisoka gets outside he calls kurapika who stops in the middle of the road with tears and snot dripping down his face. Then a car without head lights hits him and keeps driving, but you could totally see chrollo in the driver seat. Hisoka scream and run out there to hold his naked dieing bae. 'I-i was going to say i will love you 5ever!' Kurapika dies in his arms. REBLOG IF YOU CRIED




john and sherlock is the most beautiful romantic tragic love story ever told, and martin  and benedict both know, and they play it that way, the show is doing it all on purpose and it enhances the intensity of the already most powerful beautiful romantic love story ever told by like three hundred fold, , and the bbc understands that queer people are sick of unhappy endings , im going to literally cry from how in love they are im so emotional they are in love!!!!!!!!!! in a study in pink they FALL IN LOVE!!!!!! hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM DYING