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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Lu par : Peter Batchelor
Durée : 7 h et 48 min
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A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best.

Public Domain (P)2016 Trout Lake Media

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  • Anonymous
  • 01/08/2016

Loved This One!

This book depicts much of what life is like today with the average narcissistic personality type. It's scary how current and ahead of his time the writer, Oscar Wilde was. I enjoyed this book and I'm certain it will be very good reading for others as well. Keep up the great work Audible!

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  • Jade Dragon
  • 06/09/2016

As awesome as the classic movie, & then some!

The old gothic movie of the same name has always been one of my favorites...a creepy dark tale that was made from the book with a strange & unique plot. Both the movie & the book are unforgetable classics, & Oscar Wilde is a genius as an author of the macabre.

BB & MM...Jade Dragon

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  • Bosco
  • 09/08/2018

Bad Narration of a Great Novel

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic for so many reasons. It's a wonderful novel by a true master of plot and dialogue. But this particular edition is not a good one. The narrator READS well enough. But the voicing is horrible. The opening characters are young and bright, but the Batchelor makes them seem old and jaded.

The characters in this work needs to be voiced by a young narrator. Don't listen to this version.

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  • beadiebaby75
  • 18/01/2019

Disappointing narration of a classic.

The story as ever is a brilliant classic. Very gripping and entertaining. However the narrator was a poor choice. His character voices are at times hard to hear, nearly all sound the same, and make it hard to tell when a shift of speaker takes place. Read it yourself before listening to it here.

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  • Adriane H
  • 11/07/2019

meh

I'm not sure why I expected more of this book but I did. I expected it to be some sort of gay opus, I mean FFS the book landed Wilde in jail so I was expecting some juicy shit. the actual story tho is just a bunch of rich people being horrible to others.... which is apparently an ouvre in England at that time. it wasnt even Dangerous Liasons levels of the affluent being horrible to each other it was more the affluent ruin one boy who turns into a monster. and he was monstrous to everyone, then he dies, the end. I will say it was rather well written and the guy who narrated it was very good, I just disliked the story.

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  • Brittney
  • 01/06/2019

a lot of philosophy hidden here

I think it's age is what makes it a harder read, but the story overall is a great one with a lot to learn from. I do believe everyone should read this at one point or another. it makes one ask questions about he nature of feminism, homoeroticism, vainity, and so much more.

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  • Amazon RC
  • 04/05/2019

Overrated

Good narration but the story itself does not hold up. The idea behind the novel is clever, but for me, it didn't have enough horror nor drama to keep me interested.

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  • Carolyn H.
  • 06/04/2019

A classic for a reason

A great story, with the perfect ending. In many ways, this Audible version made the characters come to life more so for me than reading it did. This was particularly true of Henry (Harry) Wotton, whose character and philosophical musings were perfectly reflected in the narration. As others reviews have pointed out, some of the main characters sound like old men throughout the story, not the young men they are when we first meet them. I must admit that after hearing the three central characters speak, I was somewhat startled to later hear all of them referred to as “young men” (I’d read the book too long to recall that detail). Additionally, the voices used for the females are almost laughable when you first hear them. Despite those weaknesses, I definitely enjoyed the narration overall, as it was strong in the most important places. And the story and writing is wonderful.

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  • C. Cannon
  • 06/04/2019

Beautifully written and performed

This book is chock full of witty quips. The story is very shallow, on purpose. I love listening to this just for the beautiful arrangements of words. The theme leaves me somewhere between depressed and dissapointed.

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  • Megan
  • 21/02/2019

Well done and unexpected magical realism

I was thoroughly surprised at how much I enjoyed this story. Typically classic literature floats a few miles above my head as it passes me by, and I have to work hard to understand what's going on with symbolism and thematic elements. The exact opposite is true of Dorian Grey. It's extremely accessible and well written. I found myself disgusted with characters, nervous, uncomfortable, and shocked. It's a whirlwind of a story that keeps on serving until the very end. As for the narration, and old British guy voicing a bunch of old British guys leads to a little bit of blending of voices. It's not bad though. I found it easy to drift off and not pay attention though - perhaps due to tone or something like that.