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Gary

Addison, TX, United States
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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: David Brown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

One of the great literary classics of Western literature and the only published novel written by Oscar Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray created great controversy on publication because of its homosexual undertones, and was later used as evidence against him at his trial at the Old Bailey in 1895. "If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old...I would give my soul for that!" The wish uttered by Dorian Gray as he gazes on his portrait forms the basis of this story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Narration!

  • By Gary on 05-24-11

Amazing Narration!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-11

At first I was annoyed with the narration, being rather slow and with alot of white space. But after listening for a while, I discovered the narration was more like a play than simply narration - the reader used distinct voices for each character. One of the best narrations I have heard. Greatly enjoyed the presentation.

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