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Download Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,445 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sinead Cusack, Robert Harris, Samantha Bond, Geoffrey Palmer Publisher: Whiteroom Music Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry O'Connor | 2/19/2014

    " Best set of fairy tales for adults - no happy endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 2/17/2014

    " Well, I wouldn't read them to a little kid because some of them have such depressing endings. But Wilde can write. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manday | 2/17/2014

    " I am not very familiar with this genre, especially in a more modern sense than Grimm, so I was not exactly sure what to expect. I picked up the book largely because I wanted to read more Oscar Wilde. My actual rating varies greatly based on the story. Some were drawn out and a bit boring, others were overwrought, but some were also hilarious or poignant. The book as a whole is worth the read, as is the section explaining exactly why Oscar Wilde wrote them. We really should have more modern fairy tales! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel | 2/1/2014

    " lovely and classic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alejandra | 1/30/2014

    " I'm a big fan of the Grimm brothers so I was a bit hesistant to pick this up. I pulled it off the shelf and skimmed through it, a bookseller came up behind me and sighed. I turned around and saw that his eyes were filled with awe. This alone convinced me to buy it,(although his comments also enticed me) I was not disappointed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Miryam Vivekananda Fadlil | 1/29/2014

    " This. Is. Gold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/15/2014

    " I picked this up to read during the 20-minute reading period at school. The stories are very sweet, but very religious, which struck me as bizarre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvie | 11/26/2013

    " The nightingale and the rose kills me and made me break up with a bad boyfriend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diana Habashneh | 11/11/2013

    " let;s say this, i read the Arabic version of this when i was a small child, and i was immediately hoked, after 10 years later i read it in English, totally freaked out this was really freaky and creepy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Halfempty | 11/9/2013

    " This is one of my very favorite books...I even had a spare copy for a long time, just in case I ever needed to loan it to anyone. (I finally gave it away to a friend who was leaving the country.) I love these fairy tales because they are so tragic, even the ones that are a bit tongue in cheek. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda Peev | 8/30/2013

    " Fairytales, but certainly not for children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indra Anderson | 6/11/2013

    " Truly lovely collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Galleta | 4/13/2013

    " adorables :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Portia S | 1/18/2013

    " My favourite out of this collection was The Selfish Giant. These are definitely sweet fables that are meant for children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 11/7/2012

    " Most of the stories have the same moral, Don't be selfish. At least that is what I got out of them. My favorite story was the one about the fireworks. I am not sure if I will buy them ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 4/11/2012

    " Did not finish, only read one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 11/29/2011

    " Pure delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 4/12/2011

    " A really charming collection of quick reads from Wilde that bear down on common themes of persecution, beauty v. ugliness, sacrifice, and deaths. The introduction and the afterword are necessary reading to contextualize these fables which anomalous in Wilde's portfolio. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake Cooper | 6/6/2010

    " Almost all have Christian morals -- fine, but not my bag. The Remarkable Rocket was the best of the lot. "

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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin in 1854. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.