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4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Noel Coward Narrator: Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight, Judy Geeson, and Ian Ogilvy Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. An enchanting Coward comedy! Download and start listening now!

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

    " I saw a performance of this play in high school, and I thought it was a cool show; I read the play several times thereafter and continue to enjoy it. I'd love to see a professional performance at some point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 1/19/2014

    " Fun screwball comedy about a writer who invites a medium over to get information for his book. During the seance he unwittingly calls back his dead wife. He's the only one who can see her, causing chaos. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilee | 1/10/2014

    " This is quite funny. Unfortunately, the scene I was given to perform for Theatre 2 is not very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Starr | 11/22/2013

    " funny ironic play. wife ghost. short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 10/27/2013

    " Overall very witty and amusing play. The plot is quirky but gripping and all the main characters are very three-dimensional. However, none of the characters are very likeable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacee | 10/1/2013

    " The book was fun, but I definitely need to see the play. I think alot of the humor is something that must be seen, not just read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil | 8/17/2013

    " This play is about a couple who invite a spiritualist into their home on a lark, partly for kicks and partly as research for his next book. Instead, he ends up calling his first wife back from the dead. It's a good set=up but then the finish is a bit lackluster. I need to see it on the stage though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanley | 7/25/2013

    " A hoot and a half, and even better when performed well on stage. Noel Coward at his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mona | 7/16/2013

    " Enjoyable read - really want to see the David Lean film version now "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 3/17/2013

    " My favourite Noel Coward play "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/7/2013

    " Noel Coward at his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle Urist | 12/29/2012

    " I played Ruth. Fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/7/2012

    " I've always liked this one (despite a rather disastrous high school production). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wesley | 5/3/2012

    " I've read and re-read. I'll be playing Dr. Bradman in the play put on by the City Park Players Oct. 7,8,9,14,15,16 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 1/5/2012

    " Another drawing room comedy cheerfully trying -- and failing -- to be The Importance of Being Earnest . Best read aloud with friends, martinis and an ascot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dillon | 10/5/2011

    " A very fun an entertaining play. The end was very strange. That's the only problem that I have with this play. Besides that, it is fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonsoles | 12/26/2010

    " I made this play at HS, was the maid, lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 11/18/2010

    " There's nothing like the ghost of the former spouse to really mess with your happy romance. Coward is so very funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colleen McGlashen | 11/7/2010

    " I listened to this book on CD ...this book is not funny...at the very least its exasperating! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Adams | 10/1/2010

    " Biggest part for me (in line count). Great show. Needs to be cut a bit. Very wordy. I was "Ruth". 1997 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 9/26/2010

    " A quick, fun read - a happily re-married man's dead wife comes back to his house during a seance, and the complications that ensue . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 7/10/2010

    " All the plays were entertaining and easy reading. Interesting views of relationships given by Coward in his writing. I'm fascinated by the fact that in all three plays he either directed, staged or starred in the premiers. Makes me want to know more about him personally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 6/20/2010

    " I think Noel Coward is a brilliant playwright and comedian, and these three are my favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 5/19/2010

    " Coward wrote the most amusing, fast-paced dialogue ever. If you haven't read his plays, you're in for a treat. Even the few specifics of the times don't date them. They glitter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 8/22/2009

    " This is for Private Lives: A fun play. Very cute. Very English. Pretty funny. Wouldn't suggest reading it but perhaps go see it on the stage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxie | 3/18/2009

    " Blithe Spirit holds up as well on page as in the theatre. It is a delightful read, full of wit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha G | 11/8/2008

    " Not nearly as fun as seeing the plays live, but still a good time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruyu | 7/2/2008

    " First learned about the playwright on Economist. Also learned that he wrote Private Lives at the Peace Hotel in Shanghai.
    More spirited (and less refined or elegant) than Wilde's plays. Sometimes it reads like a romantic movie script. Might check out the movie version sometime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serena | 3/2/2008

    " Lovely and silly. I found 'Blithe Spirit' the most entertaining. Now I really regret missing 'Present Laughter 'back in January! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tosh | 10/23/2007

    " Ground Zero for witty plays that were written in the Twenties or early 30's. Very classic in its style, and biting dialogue. Coward overreached in many cases, yet one realizes that there is only one Noel Coward, and that, is not a bad place to be at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 7/1/2007

    " No one does flippant like Noel Coward. But rather than seeming superficial, there is a righteousness to the point that he often makes between the lines. Fast, easy, satisfying reading. Fans of Oscar Wilde and others of that comedic ilk will be delighted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rolls | 3/19/2007

    " Three of the funniest plays written in the language. "Blithe Spirit" is an even more wondrous comedy since it deals primarily in death. "

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