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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This novel is indeed a morality tale about the hazards of egotistical self-indulgence. Dorian Grey's pact with evil allows his portrait to take on his many sins and degradations while his physical appearance remains youthful. Over the years as he becomes cruel and vicious, even murderous, Dorian's young and perfect body is no longer enough to salvage his deteriorating mind and morality. Will justice and good prevail?

    Cindy Hill says: "One of my faves!!!"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (140)
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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.

    Kimberly Sample says: "Loved This One!"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous Faustian wish: that he should always remain as young and beautiful as he is in that painting, while the portrait grows old in his stead.

    The wish comes true, and Dorian soon finds that none of his wicked actions have visible consequences. Realizing that he will appear fresh and unspoiled no matter what kind of life he lives, Dorian becomes increasingly corrupt. Only the portrait grows degenerate and ugly, a powerful symbol of Dorian's internal ruin.

    John says: "A Picture of You and Me"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Kate Petrie
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    The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, written in 1891, is a timeless philosophical classic that is still seen today as an interesting debate on the true meaning of beauty. Basil Hallward, a kind-hearted painter, is inspired by Dorian Grey's unbelievable good looks. While painting a still life of Dorian, Hallward and an acquaintance, Lord Henry Wotton, discuss Dorian's beauty and the idea of perfection. Convinced by their discussion that beauty is the only thing that matters in life, Dorian wishes that he would never age. Instead, he hopes that his painting will age in his stead.

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Greg Wise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Oscar Wilde's enduring masterpiece, this fable of innocence and corruption, purity and decay has become a true classic. The beautiful, narcissistic Dorian Gray, torn between the influence of cynical hedonist Lord Henry Wotton and tortured artist Basil Hallward, sells the beauty of his soul in exchange for external perfection. Ultimately, he cannot escape the disfigurement of sin. Wilde's remarkable wit and memorable, epigrammatic lines dazzle in audiobook form!

    IRP says: "Very Well Done- Great Narrator"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Paul Lincoln
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    Basil Hallward is infatuated and impressed by Englishman Dorian Gray's beauty, and therefore Dorian has been the subject of most of Hallward's oil paintings. While Dorian is posing for a full-length portrait, he meets Lord Henry Wotton, a materialistic man who shares his hedonistic world view, stating that beauty is the only truly important thing in life. Dorian is persuaded to this point and through a course of events sells his soul so that his portrait will wither and grow old.

    Drassie says: "good for the most part"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray [Russian Edition] | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Maxim Suslov
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    "Portret Doriana Greja"- edinstvennyj opublikovannyj roman Oskara Uajl'da. Vpervye napechatan v ijule 1890 goda. Posle publikacii romana v obshhestve razrazilsja skandal. Vsja anglijskaja kritika osudila ego kak amoral'noe proizvedenie, a nekotorye kritiki trebovali podvergnut' ego zapretu, a avtora romana - sudebnomu nakazaniju. Uajl'da obvinjali v oskorblenii obshhestvennoj morali. Odnako obychnymi chitateljami roman byl prinjat vostorzhenno.

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
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    A story of evil, debauchery, and scandal, Oscar Wilde’s only novel tells of Dorian Gray, a beautiful yet corrupt man. When he wishes that a perfect portrait of himself would bear the signs of ageing in his place, the picture becomes his hideous secret, as it follows Dorian’s own downward spiral into cruelty and depravity. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a masterpiece of deals made in fear and ignorance, and the evil in men’s hearts, and is as controversial and alluring as Wilde himself.

    Alejandra Fortoul says: "Excellent version!"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dramatized) | Oscar Wilde,David Llewellyn

    The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde, David Llewellyn
    • Narrated By Alexander Vlahos, Miles Richardson, Marcus Hutton, and others
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    If only I could remain young while the picture grows old. For that I’d give anything.... When Dorian Gray, a handsome young man about town, makes this wish, he can hardly guess that it will mark the beginning of a life of hedonism and debauchery. Soon enough his webs of deception and deceit catch innocent victims, some of them his closest friends, and the only evidence of his misdeeds is a long-forgotten portrait in his attic.

    Arnab says: "Utterly beautiful. Extraordinary."
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Rupert Graves
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    Artist Basil Hallward becomes enthralled by Dorian's beauty and paints a stunning and lifelike picture of him. When the picture is completed, Dorian looks at it and declares that he would sell his soul to be as youthful and beautiful as the painting forever. In a classic case of 'be careful what you wish for', his wish is granted - but is it a blessing or a curse to have free reign to live to excess without any fear of the ravages of age or even of death?

    chandaelaine says: "Almost everything..."
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, the dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged---petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral---while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying and enchanting readers for more than 100 years.

    Daniel says: "Beautifully written, brilliantly read."
  • El retrato de Dorian Gray [The Picture of Dorian Gray] | Oscar Wilde

    El retrato de Dorian Gray [The Picture of Dorian Gray]

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Aurora de la Iglesia del Prado
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    El retrato de Dorian Gray es considerada una de las últimas obras clásicas de la novela de terror gótica con una fuerte temática faustiana, además muestra un pintor con afecto íntimo y directo con el personaje principal. El libro causó controversia cuando fue publicado por primera vez; sin embargo, es considerado en la actualidad como «uno de los clásicos modernos de la literatura occidental.

    Mario says: "El espejo de una conciencia"
  • El Retrato de Dorian Gray [The Picture of Dorian Gray] | Oscar Wilde

    El Retrato de Dorian Gray [The Picture of Dorian Gray]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Rolando Aguero, Aldo Lumbía, Tomás Moro, and others
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    La novela relata la historia de Dorian Gray, mezclando realidad y fantasía. Un joven atractivo y exitoso desarrolla la obsesión por mantenerse siempre joven, después de que el pintor Basil Hallward, su amigo, lo relata soberbiamente en un lienzo. Todas las huellas de sus depravados actos y los estragos del paso de tiempo se traspasan a la pintura, permaneciendo él inmutable, lanzándose así en una espiral de odio y vicio.

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Crispin Bonham-Carter
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    The most personal of Oscar Wilde's works, The Picture of Dorian Grey was also one of the earliest. It was published in 1891 and caused immediate controversy and great notoriety for its writer. The story of an immensely beautiful and hedonistic boy whose conscience becomes separate from his body and housed in a portrait which slowly and hideously ages and decays in keeping with his increasing depravity whilst the boy himself remains untouched plays with all of Oscar Wilde's theories of art and life.

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library | Oscar Wilde,Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)

    The Picture of Dorian Gray (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Ken Shanley
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    "When we are happy, we are always good," says Lord Henry, "but when we are good, we are not always happy." Lord Henry’s lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven - even murder - if it can make people laugh at a dinner party. Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Oscar Wilde original by Jill Nevile.

    manué says: "un gran libro"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • ABRIDGED (56 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Ian Hunter
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    Full-cast dramatization of Wilde's only published novel featuring Ian Hunter, David Enders and Lewis Stringer.

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Michael Sheen
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    The beautiful young Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by society artist Basil Hallward. Admired by all, the dazzling, wealthy, handsome young man has everything anyone could wish for, or so it appears. Oscar Wilde's novel is a masterly study of moral corruption, a tour-de-force of suspense and surprise.

    Adriana says: "Great in every possible way, loved it!!!"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Alec Sand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    Name withheld because stalkers Google me and I find it annoying says: "Disappointed"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Dan Lazar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a beautiful portrait is painted of him, young Dorian Gray makes a vain, rash wish to always remain as beautiful as the painting. His wish comes true, and Gray starts a descent deep into moral decay. As he indulges in excesses and corruption, his physical form remains unblemished - but the portrait becomes decrepit and ugly. Gray's evil deeds eventually grow to include murder and lead him further and further toward Wilde's disconcerting conclusion that "ugliness is the only reality".

    Barry says: "The Voice Needs to be Better"
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Oscar Wilde’s classic story of a young man who sells his soul in exchange for eternal beauty and youth continues to thrill generations of readers. Written by a man who was every bit as flamboyant and unconventional as its hero, The Picture of Dorian Gray is as haunting today as when it first shocked the British public in 1891. Dorian Gray, young, intelligent, sophisticated, gazes on his freshly painted portrait.

    Martha says: "A slow-burn thriller with rich prose and subtext."
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