Showing off an uncanny ability to glide between American and British accents along with exhibiting impeccable comedic timing, Rupert Degas turns in an adroit, whip-smart performance of lionized Irish writer and libertine Oscar Wilde’s first published story, which, along with flipping the traditional horror story on its head, drips with the wit and humor that defines his body of work in its depiction of an American family’s experiences with the unwelcoming ghost who resides at their newly purchased English country house and his futile attempts to terrorize them away from his abode and back across the pond.
This is a story from the Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories collection.
A palmist's prediction leads to murder; an enigmatic woman's lifestyle is a mystery to be solved; a ghost tries to frighten the new tenants of his home; a man has discovered the dedicatee of Shakespeare's Sonnets; a millionaire wants to be painted as a pauper. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories is a collection of fascinating short stories that are subversive as well as entertaining. Also included in this audiobook is 'The Birthday of the Infanta from A House of Pomegranates', in which an ugly dwarf loves a beautiful princess. How will his feelings fare in a cruel society?
Public Domain (P)2010 Naxos AudioBooks
The narrator was incredible. He makes you scared in a fun way.
This is a great book to pop on as you're going to bed. Open your window, feel the fresh air, tuck in and enjoy. It's funny and spooky!
Everything. If there was a perfect performance on an audiobook, this would be it.
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