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    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    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
    • Loved This One!

    • By Anonymous on 08-01-16

    Regular price: $1.39

    • 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 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oscar Wilde's Humor Deserves to be Lingered Over

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-22-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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
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    • By Melissa on 12-05-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Deal!

    • By Elizabeth O. Frost on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 232
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    "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: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic but depressing story

    • By Brittany Todorov on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Five Full-cast Productions
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful group of short stories

    • By Ken Larsen on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $54.54

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and, as he ages, the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not on him. "The Picture of Dorian Gray", arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • narration fantastic, story not for me.

    • By Brittany N Smith on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Russell Tovey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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

    • 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 1,543
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345

    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 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    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 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 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    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

    • Classic Radio Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend, Jack Worthing, has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Extended Version - A Real Treat

    • By Carole T. on 01-18-13

    Regular price: $15.49

    • 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 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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

    • 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 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Kaite McGrew on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 1,971
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,768

    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: full cast, Greg Wise, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Algernon Moncrieff has invented an invalid friend, Bunbur, to call him away from is family duties. His friend Jack Worthing has created an imaginary brother, Ernest, to disguise his own misdemeanors. When Algernon turns up at the home of Jack's ward Cecily, only the truth - no matter how extraordinary - can put matters right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yummy, fast 'read'

    • By Ting-Yee on 02-05-05

    Regular price: $15.95

    • 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

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