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"If it were I who were to be always young and the picture to grow old, I would give my soul for it." So says Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde's brilliant creation who sells his soul for youth and beauty.
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" The Picture of Dorian Gray is now universally regarded as a major Victorian novel, and has been adapted for the stage, film, and television more than a dozen times, with no end in sight." (David J. Skal, Horror: Another 100 Best Books)

Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di The Picture of Dorian Gray

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  • Generale
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  • Marco
  • 25/04/2020

Absolutely marvelous

I loved the way it was read, he has the perfect accent and the right intonation, as if Oscar Wilde himself was speaking to me

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  • Generale
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  • As my Wimsey takes me
  • 18/08/2009

A Beautiful Reading of a Beautiful Book

As one of my favorites,I had read this book multiple times. When I discovered this version narrated by Edward Petherbridge, I bought it immediately. I love the story even more now. His voice is perfect, clear and easy to follow. Characterizations are enjoyable, never overdone. This book is a permanent resident of my mp3. When I can't sleep, I let Mr Petherbridge soothe my brain with his lovely voice.

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  • Joe
  • 24/10/2018

Wow

This book is dark, strange and very entertaining. It is filled with life quotes that make you think (sometimes agree, sometimes not). I believe this character is somewhat autobiographical and gives insight into Oscar Wilde’s world. I don't really like to read dark but, I'm glad I read this one. I just kept saying “wow”.

  • Generale
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  • albert
  • 30/11/2011

Great Book!

This book has a terrific plot, it is quite surprising at times, and very entertaining performance. Highly recommended!

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  • cuneyt
  • 13/03/2012

Leave no path untaken...but face the consequences

Frank Zappa says:
“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your s--t, then you deserve it.”
But the opposite of this is also true. Doian Gray lives an exciting an pleasurable life, but understands much too late that there is a difference between pleasure and happiness.
I was surprised to notice the precision of this old sketch by Monty Pyton on how Oscar Wilde writes)


There are also couple of movief with the same name that portraits the book quite OK.

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  • Booklover
  • 06/03/2014

Edward Petherbridge's reading makes it special!

What made the experience of listening to The Picture of Dorian Gray the most enjoyable?

Edward Petherbridge's reading is simply wonderful!He moves from light touch humour to heart-rending pathos with stunning skill.The story is a little long winded in parts but Mr Petherbridge never fails to entertain and transfix.

Which character – as performed by Edward Petherbridge – was your favourite?

The development of the characters is quite clunky, for modern tastes, but you are held in Mr Petherbridge's grasp throughout.

Any additional comments?

Buy it - Listen to it and If you can turn it off then you are not a human being :)

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  • KJ
  • 12/01/2009

Recommended

A fine reading of Wilde's morality, excellently narrated. Characters are well defined and it is always obvious who is who. Highly recommended.

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  • I Smith
  • 16/06/2020

Wilde!

Fantastic and exquisitely written novel and morality tale, which is beautifully read by Edward Petherbridge.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17/02/2020

Wonderful

A wonderful story divinely narrated. Edward Petherbridge has the most perfect voice for this, or indeed any, classic novel.

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  • conchita
  • 18/10/2019

Simply stunning!

Edward Petherbredge 's narration is fantastically compelling which brought out the beauty as well as the darkness of the novel.

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  • Calliope
  • 25/03/2019

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling...

...is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter." Basil Hallward hints at what may lie behind Oscar Wilde's own tripartite written portrait. It is a sublime work, a most exquisite dissection of the complexities of moral character, a philosophical treatise on what constitutes goodness, an examination of the hypocrisies of the age and of one human's manipulation of and by another. It forces the reader to take a fresh look in the mirror. Be it in 1891 or in 2019. Edward Petherbridge is the perfect performer for this piece and brings to life with clear enunciation the voices and accents of each character in a credible and fitting fashion as would be expected from a stage actor. I was hooked from start to finish.

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  • Irish Rover
  • 20/04/2015

Enjoyable to the end

Well read, well paced and beautifully balanced. Thank you.
I've wanted to explore this book for years and understand the context and thinking of Wilde. This has helped greatly.

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  • Sharon Frater
  • 11/11/2014

Classic

Classic Oscar Wilde book..reading it now though it was all very old fashioned and so politically incorrect in places it made me laugh. Memories of a bygone era.