Extended Audio Sample

Download Art Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Art Audiobook, by Yasmina Reza
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,326 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Yasmina Reza Narrator: Bob Balaban, Brian Cox, Brian Perry Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

How much would you pay for a painting with nothing on it? Would it be art? Marc's best friend Serge has just bought a very expensive - and very white - painting. To Marc, the painting is a joke, and as battle lines are drawn, old friends use it to settle scores. A Tony Award winner for Best Play and an Olivier Award winner for Best Comedy. Download and start listening now!

PF_LATW_000220

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Strandquist | 2/16/2014

    " I saw this comic play performed before reading it. The performance was better because a script is merely a skeleton except maybe for Shakespeare. Reading his work is the full body. But, Reza uses three characters in one setting who address the question: what is art? Their triangulated shifts in opinion and power shape the play's structure and kept me rivited both in wonder and in laughter. It's a serious hoot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 2/13/2014

    " Reading it in French was definitely tougher - you lose a lot when you're merely trying to translate - but it was absolutely great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr Tealove | 2/5/2014

    " This was great!! I enjoyed her book more because it had less structor, and script isn't my favourate format. But this was funny and shows the loony side of friendship, it's the kind of thing you remember a segmant from it and chuckle :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M. Sarki | 2/4/2014

    " Not the best play I have ever read, but certainly better than most. I am a big fan of Yasmina Reza's fiction and her memoir, but not so much this first play I have read by her. I will continue on and read more. I do like her dialogue but "Art" seemed a little forced to me at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicolas | 2/3/2014

    " A really unique play. I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan McClintock | 2/3/2014

    " This is a French play that I read in graduate school...about a painting and friendship. I recently bought it and reread it because I remembered liking it so much...it's very famous... and it can be found for free online, if interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yasmin | 1/22/2014

    " I love this play! I saw a production of it a few years ago at Steppenwolf (?) and they did a great job. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kamyar | 1/15/2014

    " ART starts as a Becketian absurd dialogue, but can not go farther than a silly imitation. Highly acclaimed and widely read, ART shows how a popularized version of a great tradition can deceive too many people who love to be labeled as intellectuals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Schuliger | 1/15/2014

    " Great character-driven piece for three men. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald Futers | 12/28/2013

    " I enjoyed it -- I just wasn't blown away. That said, it seems like a script which would particularly come to life in performance. I'm sure if I saw a production of it it'd be hilarious and moving. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 11/21/2013

    " So? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 9/12/2013

    " This is a very witty play about what constitutes 'art' and the kind of violent reactions such a question provokes. 'Art' is a good example of modern drama, and is a must read for anyone interested in modern dramatic writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 9/11/2013

    " I think this play is mainly about these three friends in their 40's scared of what hasn't happened in their lives and how sometimes you hold on too long to friendships for the wrong reason. I really like the way she wrote this piece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aramis | 8/25/2013

    " Interesting dynamic between the three characters with some philosophical issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 7/9/2013

    " Decidedly French. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Bartruff | 10/14/2012

    " An important play about art, about friendship and about what is and isn't real. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 7/11/2012

    " This is probably one of my favorite plays. So satirical about high society in the USA today. I actuqally saw it first, and had to buy it so I could read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liga | 7/7/2012

    " Funny yet serious. Very short yet deep. About the role of art, what art is and how seriously we should (or could) take it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 3/12/2012

    " Ohhhh Yasmina Reza how I love you. Seriously funny. Seriously fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dylan | 1/31/2012

    " Ever been in one of those despicably pretentious conversations about the 'meaning of art'? Well, this play will make sure that you never have to do so again! And what's more, it will leave you with a smile on your face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Martens | 1/13/2012

    " Also hilarious. Again, not my favorite. Liked God of Carnage better, but this was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roozbeh Estifaee | 12/17/2011

    " Certainly a masterpiece, up until the ending, which led the piece down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joelle | 12/16/2011

    " London 2001 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Tuggle | 4/30/2011

    " Brilliant satire about a man who buys a white painting and the reaction of his two friends. May be my favorite play ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yasmin | 3/21/2011

    " I love this play! I saw a production of it a few years ago at Steppenwolf (?) and they did a great job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 6/7/2010

    " This is a French play that I read in graduate school...about a painting and friendship. I recently bought it and reread it because I remembered liking it so much...it's very famous... and it can be found for free online, if interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aramis | 5/23/2010

    " Interesting dynamic between the three characters with some philosophical issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/23/2010

    " I still understand what this play is getting at. But I seem to have that as a general issue with Reza's work. With time, it may grow on me. Not to say I disliked it. It's still admirable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/4/2010

    " Friendships come with their own set of the challenges. What degree of becoming a chameleon occurs? Who are we or who am I? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 10/30/2009

    " Great character-driven piece for three men. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 9/6/2009

    " I think this play is mainly about these three friends in their 40's scared of what hasn't happened in their lives and how sometimes you hold on too long to friendships for the wrong reason. I really like the way she wrote this piece. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tifany | 6/21/2009

    " I saw this in London and nearly died. (We were very high up in the theatre; it would have been a long fall). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 8/28/2008

    " This is a very witty play about what constitutes 'art' and the kind of violent reactions such a question provokes. 'Art' is a good example of modern drama, and is a must read for anyone interested in modern dramatic writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judine | 7/23/2008

    " I found this to be a quick, delightful read. The banter between the three men seemed natural and well-paced. I also thought the breaking of the fourth wall was handled very smoothly and effectively. That said, most of the swearing was superfluous, and that really put me off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 7/20/2008

    " Just missed seeing the play, so I read the book. Great study on relationship dynamics. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liga | 7/9/2008

    " Funny yet serious. Very short yet deep. About the role of art, what art is and how seriously we should (or could) take it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 4/29/2008

    " This is probably one of my favorite plays. So satirical about high society in the USA today. I actuqally saw it first, and had to buy it so I could read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/12/2008

    " Great character study. A story about best friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dylan | 12/13/2007

    " Ever been in one of those despicably pretentious conversations about the 'meaning of art'? Well, this play will make sure that you never have to do so again! And what's more, it will leave you with a smile on your face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 11/3/2007

    " I saw the original American production with Alda, Molina and Garber and HAD to order the book the next day! "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations