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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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In this wickedly funny play, a seemingly ideal couple and their charming, privileged friends surmount such details as selling government secrets, theft, and bribery with love triumphant over all. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 2/18/2014

    " An amusing romantic comedy centered around the English nobility in London at the end of the nineteenth century. Wilde has a flair for satiric conversation and the use of one-liners. I enjoyed the movie more than the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derrick | 2/16/2014

    " I liked this play a lot. It was the first play I have read since I started reading of my own accord (I mean not reading the necessary readings of highschool and college). It was much like a soap opera. I had sections of it sent to me from dailyreader.net and it kept me on the edge always wondering what the next part was going to be saying. Good play, I would like to see it live now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 2/14/2014

    " This was my first Oscar Wilde book. The plot is a little thin, but it does get the atmosphere across very well and the different attitudes of the characters are conveyed extremely well and make for a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lieke | 2/9/2014

    " Brillant. As always. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruby | 2/9/2014

    " So. Now that I have read all of Oscar Wilde's plays, I have come to the conclusion that I wouldn't mind to study his work. I think that understanding the more subtle meanings of the text would help me appreciate it more, but I don't love his work enough for it to be ruined by too much studying. Anyway, I am personally not that fond of reading about misunderstandings all of the time, for the mostly annoy me, and since ALL of them were at least partly about people misunderstanding each other (except for Salome, which was a whole different story...) I am glad to be done with them, at least for now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alla | 1/23/2014

    " Not quite as brilliant as The Importance of Being Earnest but a clever read nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 1/15/2014

    " This is one of the rare cases where I liked all of the male characters better than the female characters. Heh. I think this was one of Wilde's better plays, although I still wasn't really fond of it. It was an okay read, but no more than that for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 1/10/2014

    " If you enjoy reading plays don't miss this one, it's one of my favorites. While I also enjoy Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest I like this one a litte better, due to the political aspect of the story. It's funny, complex, and full of a lot of true about human nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheree | 1/9/2014

    " Parts were fantastically sarcastic and quotable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheridan | 12/31/2013

    " A fun, quick read. Two of my favorite literary marriage proposals. ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 12/8/2013

    " I loved this story! It's a play that occurs in the space of 24 hours. Very fast paced. Very witty. Very humorously intelligent. Written in 1895 but very applicable today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 11/14/2013

    " Such a fun play. Now I want to watch the movie again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/7/2013

    " A typical Wilde play: Great characters, superb dialogue and lots of quotable witticisms. While I adore Wilde's plays, I must say that I don't always care all that much about the plots themselves--this one was surprisingly intriguing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 6/22/2013

    " This is my hands down, all-time favorite play ever! It's so witty and funny that I was laughing out loud several times. Definitely a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good play! Well done, Oscar Wilde!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/18/2013

    " What a fun play with lots of surprises and twists and turns! Wilde uses his standard unique wit and spins a good yarn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari Schawo | 3/2/2013

    " I love the humor and wisdom in this play. Even the "bad girl" characters have something to offer. Paraphrasing here but when Gertrude says she hasn't changed a bit and Mrs. Cheevely replies "Then life has taught you nothing" AWESOME line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Flynn | 11/8/2012

    " a perfect example of Wilde's infamous English wit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 9/9/2012

    " Saw the movie, read the book. Both are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Loeffler | 6/20/2012

    " Does such a thing exist? After reading, I'm still not sure; but I did enjoy the chase. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Wolfley | 6/7/2012

    " This man knew how to write entertaining plays. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janalynn | 3/11/2012

    " Prepare to laugh. If you don't laugh, you missed the jokes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 12/24/2011

    " Just saw an amatuer production of this.....and it was brilliant! there's nothing like oscar wilde for INCREADIBLE dialogue. I mean... 'meet me under the usual palm tree' ? that speaks for itself! ^_^ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/11/2011

    " Listened to this on booksshouldbefree.com - very well done by multiple voices. Light humor to help with housework. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 11/22/2011

    " Oscar Wilde at his best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaity | 10/8/2011

    " I absolutely adore Oscar Wilde, and this is a great one. The movie with Rupert Everett is also phenoms. I would recommend to anyone looking for a political society satire that romps through the complexities of love when one is also a political figure or connected to one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Kelley | 8/2/2011

    " Okay - There were some great one-liners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ming | 7/23/2011

    " even back then insider trading could get one into some serious trouble eh, bless the british tradition of market ethics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/15/2011

    " I think I'm a little in love with Lord Goring... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaity | 5/3/2011

    " I absolutely adore Oscar Wilde, and this is a great one. The movie with Rupert Everett is also phenoms. I would recommend to anyone looking for a political society satire that romps through the complexities of love when one is also a political figure or connected to one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dom | 4/5/2011

    " Very enjoyable although definitely moreso when watching it being performed on stage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.E. | 3/16/2011

    " His best play. (Not an opinion, a fact; I performed a double-blind study, placing a pirate eye-patch over each of my eyes and coming to that decision; that's science for you!)
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danica | 3/3/2011

    " This was a quick, fun read - an entertaining play by Oscar Wilde. Really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 konneko | 3/3/2011

    " OH! Lord Goring....!!!! i hate miss mabel so hard!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancee | 2/14/2011

    " Another quick read by Oscar Wilde. This was also pretty funny. I like this guy's style of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 2/1/2011

    " For some reason I'm always hesitant to pick up Oscar Wilde's plays, but after 10 minutes of reading them, I can never put them down. There is all the typical satire in An Ideal Husband, but it's also beautiful and insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 1/9/2011

    " Does such a thing exist? After reading, I'm still not sure; but I did enjoy the chase. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/10/2010

    " Seen the movie, of course, but I read the play for book club. Enjoyed it immensely (ah, witty Wilde!), but was irritated at the ending. Platitudes about women's lives being less valuable than a man's seriously light my fuse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ironlemonade | 12/5/2010

    " Another favorite from dear Wilde. "

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About the Author
Author Oscar WildeOscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish-born poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include collections of fairy stories; the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray; and many brilliantly witty plays, including what is often considered to be his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.