Henry V

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.9 stars; 66 reviews)

After the turmoil and uncertainty of Henry IV a new era appears to dawn for England with the accession of the eponymous Henry V. In this sunny pageant Chorus guides us along Henry's glittering carpet ride of success as the new king completes his transformation from rebellious wastrel to a truly regal potentate. Of course, there is an underlying feeling that the good times won't last, and this is all the more reason to enjoy the Indian summer before the protracted and bitter fall of the house of Lancaster. (Introduction by Algy Pug)

Alice: Caroline Sophie
Archbishop of Canterbury: Sean Randall
Bardolph: John Fricker
Bates: David Lawrence
Bishop of Ely: Algy Pug
Boy: Aldor
Chorus: Elizabeth Klett
Constable of France: Lars Rolander
Court: Dale Burgess
Duke of Bedford: Dale Burgess
Duke of Bourbon: Algy Pug
Duke of Burgundy: Algy Pug
Duke of Exeter: David Goldfarb
Duke of Gloucester: Tadhg Hynes
Duke of Orleans: Ric F
Duke of York: Algy Pug
Earl of Cambridge: Algy Pug
Earl of Salisbury: Algy Pug
Earl of Warwick: Algy Pug
Earl of Westmoreland: Timothy Ferguson
First Ambassador: Dale Burgess
Fluellen: Martin Geeson
French soldier: Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Governor of Harfleur: Dale Burgess
Gower: Bruce Pirie
Grandpre: Dale Burgess
Henry V: Arielle Lipshaw
Herald: Maria Therese
Hostess Quickly: Elizabeth Klett
Jamy: lennich
Katharine: ezwa
King of France: Paul Adams
Lewis the Dauphin: Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Lord Scroop: Bruce Pirie
Macmorris: Tadhg Hynes
Messenger: Elizabeth Klett
Montjoy: Amy Gramour
Nym: Sandra G
Pistol: Algy Pug
Queen Isabel: Kalynda
Rambures: Elizabeth Klett
Sir Thomas Erpingham: Dale Burgess
Sir Thomas Grey: Dale Burgess
Williams: Ty Unglebower
Narrator: Elizabeth Klett

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett (3 hr 4 min)


Act 1 26:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 31:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 40:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 55:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 29:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


good except the boy

(4 stars)

I had no major issues except for the voice of the Boy. He was hard to understand and I didn't understand why the speaker just to give him a speech impediment. I would suggest speaking in a higher voice or using a woman if you want to emphasize his age.

(2.5 stars)

Certainly read along with this one - it is sometimes hard to understand, and, as I was reading along, I noticed several errors, or, if not, at least discrepancies between my text and whatever one they were reading. For volunteer work, however, I say it's quite acceptable, it being available without charge.

(0.5 stars)

Yikes! St Crispin’s Day speech one of the most Manly speeches of all time delivered by a girl just proves that girls can’t do anything boys can do only better. Uninspiring and weak. If you’re going to do the thing so poorly why did you bother to do it at all?

(2 stars)

Terrible, because king Henry is played by a girl and the boy’s voice is garbage. They didn’t need to add sound effects to a guy eating a leek. It’s terrible don’t use it just go spend a bit of money to get a quality audiobook it will be better. Trust me.

well done

(5 stars)

audio quality better, with closer consistency than sadly some other plays on librivox have which unfortunately can make listening to them too difficult. thanks to the volunteers and editors


(0.5 stars)

Oh my gosh, if you don’t no how to speak to a audience then don’t. It’s a nightmare 🫣🫣🫣🫣 this is just horrible.😔😞😔😞

Henry V

(3 stars)

This is a great play well worth reading/ listening. Some of the readers were quite difficult to understand.

(5 stars)

Brilliant! Thanks all for fine performances especially Martin Geeson look you :) stole the show!