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Natalie

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Literary Perfection

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-13

What did you love best about Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories?

The perfect marriage of narrator and story telling.

What other book might you compare Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories to and why?

The Bible meets The Wind In The Willows. This collection of stories is quite full of lessons on the beauty of love & vanity cloaked in children's stories.

Which scene was your favorite?

The Happy Prince - the sacrifice of true love.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

2 stories illicit tears.

Any additional comments?

If Oscar Wilde were alive he would be Stephen Frye.

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Classic Dystopian Bedtime Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-12

Would you listen to 1984 again? Why?

Yes, this is my second time listening. Each time this books seems to become more relevant and mirror the goings on in 2012 rather than 1984. Orwell was a prophet.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator does a perfect job with pacing, tone. There is a melancholy resignation about this narrator yet some how soothing.

Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

Winston Smith-

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes however that would be a tall order only because of the content rather than the quality of the recording.

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