In 2008, a troubled Vietnam veteran turned struggling actor named Hamilton Meadows became obsessed with a question: What did William Shakespeare´s English sound like when the Bard and his actors spoke it? Others had asked the same thing before - the quest to piece together the pronunciation of Elizabethan English, the language as it was spoken during Shakespeare´s lifetime, has captivated English scholars, theater directors, and romantic adventurers for two hundred years. But if Meadows wasn´t the first such seeker, he was undoubtedly the least likely among them. Thrice-divorced and drinking too much, he was living off of military disability checks aboard a derelict yacht. For Meadows, staging the first-ever professional ´´original pronunciation´´ production of Shakespeare´s work in New York City would become one last shot at redemption after a lifetime of tragedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Fromson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012931/bk_acx0_012931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.