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The Importance of Being Earnest

Narrated by: Brian Kelly
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
4 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

Regular price: $0.94

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Publisher's Summary

Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. "The Importance of Being Earnest" is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation. 

From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment.

©2018 Oscar Wilde (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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Great Deal!

I liked that the reader, Brian Kelly, shares who is speaking each time they speak. It was really easy to follow and he did a great job with the voices. I couldn’t believe that it was so reasonably priced. Thank you! Really funny play.

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Performance is awful

No accent
No emotion
I was unable to listen for more than a couple minutes

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Narration Distracting and flat

I was looking forward to this book. But reading it as a play was distracting for me and interrupted the flow of the story. There was no voice change with the different characters. Delivery was also somewhat flat.

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  • Bethany Fisher
  • 11-28-18

Would reread in physical format

I liked this play and its way with words, but would probably prefer reading it.