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    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 410

    A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As awesome as the classic movie, & then some!

    • By Jade Dragon on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212

    This novel is indeed a morality tale about the hazards of egotistical self-indulgence. Dorian Grey's pact with evil allows his portrait to take on his many sins and degradations while his physical appearance remains youthful. Over the years as he becomes cruel and vicious, even murderous, Dorian's young and perfect body is no longer enough to salvage his deteriorating mind and morality. Will justice and good prevail?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my faves!!!

    • By Cindy Hill on 04-04-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth. As Basil Hallward, an aspiring artist, puts a few touches on a portrait of his handsome young friend Dorian Gray, Gray wishes that the portrait might grow old while he remains forever young. While Dorian Gray spends his life pursuing fresh experiences and new sensations, his looks do not change. However, the portrait, secretly hidden in the attic of his residence and with which he has grown increasingly obsessed, does.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible performance of a chilling classic!

    • By Jane Jacobs on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Canterville Ghost [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    The ghost that haunts Canterville Chase has built a marvelous career of midnight haunting. But when an American family moves in, they simply have no respect for permanent bloodstains, nightmarish chains, or ancient legends. They even throw pillows at him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a treat!

    • By debbye scroggins on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    "Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s. Written with inspired poetic intensity and sudden flowerings of the matchless wit for which he is so well remembered, the stories combine the wisdom of parables with the impact of drama."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected

    • By Jennifer on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $6.39

    • 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 1,830
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,636

    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

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence". Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully silly

    • By Tad Davis on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    • In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read

    • By Jefferson on 11-28-10

    Regular price: $11.29

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Russell Tovey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    A disturbing tale of a young man's uncanny ability to remain both young and beautiful while descending into a life of heartless debauchery, The Picture of Dorian Gray was considered proof of both Wilde's genius and his perversion. Oscar Wilde's scandalous best seller of 1891 was one of the most damning pieces of evidence used against him in the trial that brought about his downfall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Russell Tovey is a delight to listen to.

    • By shubhangi s. pai on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Treasury of Classic Children's Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated by: Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter, Sharon Stone, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Audrey Hepburn performs selections from her Grammy Award winning "Enchanted Tales" (adapted by Mary Sheldon); John Ritter tells the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk"; Sharon Stone delivers an off-the-wall rendition of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (the tale by the Brothers Grimm, retold by Richard Hack); and Orson Welles performs the all-time favorite "The Happy Prince" (by Oscar Wilde).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent stories!

    • By Joseph S. on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a play written by the renowned playwright and author, Oscar Wilde. It premiered in London on Valentines Day, 1895, and was an instant success. With The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde accomplished what he'd set out to do, which was to make light of the humorous behavior of British high society.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ridiculous

    • By Joan on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Happy Prince and other Tales

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    In "The Model Millionaire", the destiny of a young, ambitious, brilliant pauper changes with an act of his misplaced generosity. "The Happy Prince" is one of Oscar Wilde’s renowned fairy tales. From his vantage point, high above the city, the statue of The Happy Prince gives of himself in a way most astonishing. In "The Sphinx Without a Secret", we learn of an enigmatic woman who holds a secret so close, no suitor can win her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Russell Bernard on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $0.83

    • The Oscar Wilde Collection

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection

    • By Anniebligh on 03-31-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Great Classic Stories

    • 22 Unabridged Classics
    • By: Alphonse Daudet, Saki, Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Barbara Leigh-Hunt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    A treasure-chest of the written and spoken word, this collection is read by brilliant actors who make this audio anthology a genuine treat for the listener.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listen

    • By Wendy on 10-22-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde, David Llewellyn
    • Narrated by: Alexander Vlahos, Miles Richardson, Marcus Hutton, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    If only I could remain young while the picture grows old. For that I’d give anything.... When Dorian Gray, a handsome young man about town, makes this wish, he can hardly guess that it will mark the beginning of a life of hedonism and debauchery. Soon enough his webs of deception and deceit catch innocent victims, some of them his closest friends, and the only evidence of his misdeeds is a long-forgotten portrait in his attic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly beautiful. Extraordinary.

    • By Unicorn on 10-14-15

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 953
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 959

    Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous Faustian wish: that he should always remain as young and beautiful as he is in that painting, while the portrait grows old in his stead.

    The wish comes true, and Dorian soon finds that none of his wicked actions have visible consequences. Realizing that he will appear fresh and unspoiled no matter what kind of life he lives, Dorian becomes increasingly corrupt. Only the portrait grows degenerate and ugly, a powerful symbol of Dorian's internal ruin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Picture of You and Me

    • By John on 02-18-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Cheryl Bassett
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "The Canterville Ghost" is a novella by Oscar Wilde. It was the first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing in two parts in The Court and Society Review, February 23rd and March 2nd, 1887. The story is about an American family who move to a castle haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman, who killed his wife and was starved to death by his wife's brothers. It has been adapted for the stage and screen several times. The home of the Canterville Ghost was the ancient Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house.

    Regular price: $2.91

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Judi Dench, Miriam Margolyes, Martin Clunes
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    Ever since the first night at the St James' Theatre on 14 February 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest has been recognised as one of the world's finest comic dramas. Now Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell leads an outstanding cast in this superb new production of Wilde's masterpiece, mounted to celebrate the centenary of the first performance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully entertaining ear-candy

    • By S on 11-10-09

    Regular price: $14.01

    • An Ideal Husband

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Gutrecht, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it examines the plight of a promising politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Oscar Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a Wildely Wicked and WItty Play

    • By Kelly on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Pauline Brailsford, Thomas Carroll, Colleen Crimmins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A full-cast dramatization of one of the great classics of contemporary Western literature. Dorian Gray, an effete young gentleman, is the subject of a striking portrait by the artist Basil Hallward. Gray’s narcissism is awakened, and he embraces a lifestyle of hedonism and casual cruelties. Increasingly consumed by his own vanity, he is forced to confront his true inner-self, in a manner that is as shocking as it is terrifying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Old Fashioned Radio Theater

    • By Sharon from Tx on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $6.95

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