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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Penguin Classics
Lu par : Ben Barnes
Durée : 8 h et 25 min
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This Penguin Classic is performed by Ben Barnes, star of the film adaptation of Dorian Gray, also known for his roles in Westworld and The Chronicles of Narnia. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Robert Mighall. 

Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succès de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

Public Domain (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Hannah Maxwell
  • 25/01/2020

Absolutely exquisite

I haven't read anything this brilliant in a long time, I got the audiobook specifically to support Mr. Barnes, however this book is thrilling in ways I hadn't expected. People kept asking if I was reading for a university class, but it had just caught my attention that deeply, that I had to read it. Oscar Wilde was an amazing author and invoked my innermost poet. I didn't want to finish the book, it was that good. I will definitely read it again soon. Truly divine.

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  • Chris Sible
  • 17/10/2019

Thoroughly Satisfying

The characters and content of this book are incredibly complex and Ben Barnes manages to capture every bit of the magic of the story. Warmly reccommend

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  • mat
  • 11/10/2019

lets be short,I LOVED IT!

It was absolutely amazing.Narrator is a babe what else do we expect from him.PERFECTION! believe it or not it helps me with my sleeping schedule.Not even kidding xD

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  • Selene Ramirez Cervantes
  • 16/06/2020

Recommend this version

The reader was absolutely magnificent two thumbs up! Great job Ben Barnes! I was all into it.

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  • Henry V
  • 24/10/2020

Great book

It’s sad that Victorians were so caught up about “sins” that most people today would have far more compassion about. Dorian Gray is actually a pretty good guy. His worst crime... well, I won’t give that away. It’s a good book. I enjoyed it. Even though I liked the immoral characters the best. NOTE TO AUDIBLE: ADVERTISEMENTS AT THE END OF BOOKS RUINS THE EFFECT OF THE ENDING. PLEASE STOP IT.

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  • Anonymous
  • 21/05/2020

but needs more translations, less english lit

worth it for the introduction alone (this is not the best version to buy on audible) penguin classics really needs to put more TRANSLATED classics on audible because penguin classics has superior translations than what's currently available. (not sure why they thought we needed another picture of dorian gray audiobook)

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  • Clarissa Marie.
  • 16/05/2020

Perfect Narrator!

Some might say I am extremely biased, given my adoration for Ben Barnes, but I promise you, I've judged this fairly. Mr. Barnes is a perfect narrator for this, his voice is complimentary to Wilde's story. He brings us back to Dorian Gray's life and times, the highs and lows, the horror. It's a rich story and he reads it perfectly. I was intrigued from the very beginning to the very end. I'm not a big audiobook person, but I love this. Bravo, Ben!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25/04/2020

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Listening to BenBarnes is a pleasure. The plot leaves one speechless. OscarWilde is a must.

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  • William Barquin
  • 09/04/2020

Amazing

I’ve put off reading Dorian Gray for no apparent reason. I’m very happy I waited until I was able to listen to Ben Barnes read it to me. Oscar Wilde is genius. The story is as relevant today as when wrote. And Ben Barnes is splendid. I’m going to miss hearing him.

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  • Tep
  • 11/02/2020

Awesome!

beautifully read. fun to listen to with the different voices. always loved the book and so very glad to hear it read to me.