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C. Telfair

C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States

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  • "The Extended Version - A Real Treat"

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    Just want to say that this is a rare, uncut version of the play. Audible's other "Earnest" titles are of the abbreviated text usually performed. It's a real pleasure to hear Wilde's very witty lines - and a whole scene - which are routinely cut from productions.

    If you already know "The Importance of Being Earnest" or other of Wilde's very funny plays, you'll be aware that the plot is pure fluff and silliness. I mean that in the very best way: Monty Python and P.G Wodehouse (What Ho, Jeeves!) owe a debt to Oscar Wilde.

    This is obviously an older recording, but the sound is quite good. The performers are wonderful, tho perhaps less well-known that those on other versions. I enjoyed this thoroughly!

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    Classic Radio Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Jeremy Clyde, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, and others
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    Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend, Jack Worthing, has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth.

    C. Telfair says: "The Extended Version - A Real Treat"
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  • Double Income, No Kids Yet: The Complete Series 1

    "What a wonderful way to get the house clean"

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    I got this because of David Tennant, but the story had me listening all weekend - I got 2 and three just as soon as I finished one - I don't want to give anything away, but the main characters went through the same problems as my daughter and son-in-law, and I can't tell you what joy it gave me when everything worked out for the characters, just like it did for my children. I highly recommend this for any twenty somethings and for us who are older and still know what is like to be starting out

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    Confusing is the only word to describe this Doctor Who audiobook -- the performances, while done very well by the voice actors, are marred by very little explanation of what's going on. There are loads of sound effects but these sometimes almost drown or distort the voices. Even after hours of listening, I just couldn't really get into what's happening or who's who as many voices sound almost alike.

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    Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Colin Meek
    • Narrated By Sylvester McCoy, Stephen Fry, John Sessions, and others
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    The Doctor and Antimony arrive on the planet Santiny, just as it comes under attack by General Tannis and his Canisian battle fleet. Meanwhile, his other companion, Ace, finds herself under the guidance of the mysterious Casmus, who seems to foresee an important and unusual role in store for her. As the adventure lurches from Santiny to contemporary London and on to Gallifrey, it becomes clear that the Canisians' next target is to be Earth.

    David says: "What could have been?"

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