A young man commits all types of sin, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde’s Faustian classic. Gothic horror at it's best.
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I can't get through this because the narrator is not very good. The narrator makes or breaks and audiobook, and he's just too distracting due to his lack of talent.
I'd have been more impressed when I was younger, but somehow this escaped me and I'd never read it. Of course, I knew basically what is was all about. Now it seems awfully contrived--interesting as a moral tale but not so much as a novel. What I liked best: the wonderfully witty dialog. What I like least: the narrator. He hadn't a clue how to pronounce anything English--names of people and places were wrong and the pacing was off too.
the contradictory human nature and the eternal aspirations of man for immortality, eternal beauty and glory
i had saw one movie already
I have always wanted to read this book
The way it ends
not that much
Enjoyed very much. Will listen to it again in the future.
I could not listen for more than 5 minutes to this wonderful book being blasphemed by an American accent. It totally ruined it for me. What an insult to Oscar Wilde, one of my favorites. Thank goodness I have the book in print because I cannot bear to listen to a British classic being read in a non-Brit accent. Horrifyingly disappointing. Do not make the same mistake.
This is a very thought provoking story with a very unique premise. I am sure books have been written on how to interpret this story. For me, it was an exercise in coming face to face with one's own reality. It is a morality on just how far a person who is apparently good and pure can sink. It is also an exercise on how someone can hope to change and do better. There comes a point, however, when there is no return. The more I think about this story, the more I like it. There have been times in my own life when I have not wanted to look at myself for what I really am. Maybe we all should have a Dorian Gray type painting of ourselves that we are forced to see every day that could help us judge the direction of our own lives, although it didn't much help Dorian.
The narrations was adequate, and, although it started out rather dull, seemed to improve as the book progressed.
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