The Phantom of the Opera

Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The lights dim at the Paris Opera House. The exquisite Christine Daae enraptures the audience with her mellifluous voice. Immediately, Raoul de Chagny falls deeply in love. But the legend of the disfigured opera ghost haunts the performance, and as Raoul begins his pursuit of Christine, he is pulled into the depths of the opera house, and into the depths of human emotions. Soon Raoul discovers that the ghost is real and that he wields a terrifying power over Christine; a power as unimaginable as the ghost's masked face. As Raoul and the ghost vie for Christine's love, a journey begins into the dark recesses of the human heart, where desire, vulnerability, fear, and violence unravel in a tragic confrontation.

Public Domain (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Fantastic!!!

Absolutely fantastic version of this book! The narrator is very good! I was very pleased with his performance. I was lost in the mystery and misery of this novel, and would listen to it again and again!

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NARRATOR IS GREAT

I started off this book with a different narrator and decided to spend a little more on this audiobook and in my opinion it made for a better experience. I had previously read this classic novel but enjoyed it a bit more as an audiobook. I feel that if you have not yet read this book it’ll be enjoyable whether you read it or listen to it. Especially if you enjoyed the musical. You tend to understand the story just a bit more.

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Mixed impressions about this work

The performance was excellent and compelling which actually helped me to get through to the end. There were episodes in the story that were a little belabored and boring because of some of the detail. I have encountered other adaptations of the story. I will concede that maybe my opinion is clouded and biased. In many ways, the adaptations are better than this original. Maybe my perception of this work will improve over time as I am still thinking this through ..... The bottom line is that this work didn’t “wow” me as I thought it would. So maybe my expectations were a little high.

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Amazing

I've always loved this book. I wanted to get one with a good narration. This one was more expensive but had the best one. It was wonderful.

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Surprising delight

I’ve seen the movies and the horror part of the Phantom of the Opera, but oh my, the story telling; the mystery; the humor; the rich character of the Persian; and the wonderful narrator with the perfect voice and accents that brought each character—major and minor—to life. I LOVED this story!

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If you loved the play, you'll love the original

This is a story told through recollection. It jumps around a bit but tells the whole story from start to finish. I highly reccomend this. It will help enhance your understanding of the story told in the play.

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  • Vicki S
  • 05-16-18

Good book, glitches in the recording

The narrator was very good & made the listening of this story easy. Unfortunately there are several places where one to a few words are repeated - this is a production problem & in no way the fault of the narrator (or author). It is annoying but doesn't spoil the narrative so much that it ruins the enjoyment of listening.

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  • P.M.N.
  • 11-21-19

The Phantom of the Opera

Anyone who loves The Phantom will enjoy this more detailed story. It is very interesting to have the detailed account of the Opera and the characters as it will remind you of the stage or screen version and that is always a thrill! Fascinating.