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Considered to be one of Oscar Wilde's most brilliant works, The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for its innovative story line but also its comedic relief and lighthearted banter. The comedy was first performed in London 1895 and has been enjoyed ever since. The inspired and humorous dialogue of Algernon Moncrieff, Jack Worthing, and the other salacious characters keeps readers on the edge of their seats for the next twist and turn. A humorous tale of love and mistaken identity, The Importance of Being Earnest is a well-beloved comedic play.

Public Domain (P)2018 Bassett Publishing

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Subtle humor

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needs a lighthearted, yet possible reality-based book. The subtle humor is lost on most people though. This book had me laughing out loud on many occasions.

What did you like best about this story?

This story is filled with deceit that turns around and bites the perpetrators in the butt. It mimics real life relationships that are set to fail as they are based on deceit and conniving desires.

Which character – as performed by Carson Beck – was your favorite?

Jack Worthing. The discoveries he made regarding himself are very ironic in nature compared to what he tried to hide.

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

I chose this book for the title.

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Very funny...

I have always liked this play. This version is narrated very nicely by Carson Beck. He makes it fairly easy to follow the plot despite all the confusion about the importance of being or not being or pretending to be E(a)rnest - or Jack - or sb else altogether.

Really funny and highly recommended.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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entertaining

I followed along w the playwright & there were a couple spots where the lines were repeated. Overall a great preformance.