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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,802

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Should be Next In Your Library, Period

  • By Paul on 11-12-13

Brilliant book with Superb Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-09

No need to extoll the brilliance of this novel. Simon Prebble's narration however is top-notch.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Holy Blood, Holy Grail

  • By: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

So revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very intresting ... but ...

  • By J. Bevan on 06-08-08

Great Book! Great abridgment and narration.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-09

This book is chiefly about research into documents deposited in the National Library of Paris from the 1950's-1970's detailing the existence of a Secret Society known as the Priory of Sion which has orchestrated major events in world history, preserved mystical secrets of immense power, and counted among its Grand Masters some of the most important figures in Western culture.

The research extends to the grand claim that Priory serves also as guardian over the bloodline of Jesus Christ who may not have died on the cross but rather survived to bear children with the Magdalene.

The authors piece together the information in the documents using erudite scholarship combined with brazen sprees of speculation. And the existence of Priory itself has by now been written off as an elaborately orchestrated hoax.

Yet there still exist historical mysteries that made the hoax possible in the first place. These indicate not only secret machinations behind some of the most significant events in world history, but unknown sources of immense wealth and power accessible to the story's key players that cannot be ignored regardless of the Priory's existence or non-existence.

This book also formed the historical or mythological framework behind the plot of The Da Vinci Code.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful