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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36,135 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Shaw Narrator: Anton Lesser, Lucy Whybrow, Geoffrey Palmer, and Full Cast Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN:
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Pygmalion remains one of the most popular stories, but mainly in the medium of the musical; the evergreen My Fair Lady. But much of the charm and wit comes from the words and timing in Shaw's original play. Here are the characters of Professor Higgins, his friend Colonel Pickering, and their charge, Eliza Doolittle.

This delightful comedy is presented in its original play version, with the extended narrations setting the background and concluding the drama. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Ann | 2/13/2014

    " I actually quite liked this play. It definitely has the kind of ironic sounding humor that I can definitely appreciate. Despite being a required summer reading book for me, it was thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy E. | 2/1/2014

    " Fairly different from My Fair Lady...I may have enjoyed his ending notes more than the actual play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renata | 1/31/2014

    " I do love the screen play... "my Fair Lady" I could watch it over and over "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennelle | 1/28/2014

    " I Love the musical My Fair Lady so I wanted to read this...The play/movie stays pretty true to the play text. It is very short and you can read it in a day. But oh that Professor Henry Higgins makes you so mad!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Uyen | 1/20/2014

    " This is by far one of my favourites. I think that it truly depicts society and the basic human desires to fit in and enforce change in others. Shaw's characters are strong, bitter and in the end all doomed to be judged by society, regardless of how well they speak, act or look. At the very least this teaches us that we must accept who we are as people, and once we accept that, we can then not worry about what society has to think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara Newton | 1/15/2014

    " A mysterious achievement of having stirred no emotions whatsoever. A most profound teaching on the human relations between the mind and the disembodied soul. And also on the English language. Brilliant as the cool mind of a genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 محمد عبادة | 1/7/2014

    " Definitely more austere and less humorous than its film adaptations, but richer in texture .. I need to re-read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dragana | 12/28/2013

    " The musical version was much better. This is too overt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwendolyn | 12/23/2013

    " Another great Irish play, though not quite as polished as The Importance of Being Ernest. Shaw tacks on a long narrative section at the end of the play. It's not necessary and ruins some of the effect of the play, in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. Alfred | 11/22/2013

    " A lot of fun! Professor Higgens is the most likable jerk since Jordan. (Or maybe vice versa.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rupertt Wind | 11/14/2013

    " A truly remarkable tale of the intricacies of the many economic classes and a remarkable translation from one another. The tale explicit points to how the humans' innate character is unperturbed even when one changes from one to the next. "

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

    " a definite Classic! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 11/5/2013

    " good story line but there was no climax. Nor were there many details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BJW | 10/28/2013

    " Very different from what I was expecting. Better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice Hill | 10/24/2013

    " So much better than the movie! Though it is a rags to riches play, Shaw manages to make it real. Love Professor Higgins! "

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

    " What fun to revisit a classic such as this and enjoy it as much as ever! And for frosting on the cake, to have the delightful tunes of My Fair Lady replay in one's head for days afterward. Makes me want to pick up The Taming of the Shrew next and duplicate this process. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 6/25/2013

    " Got this free from Amazon on my Kindle.What a surprise to rediscover the story and remembering the movie from so many years ago,a true classic.every way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Wetsel | 3/7/2013

    " Verrrry didaktik, but endjoiable neverthelass. My advice for Mr.Shaw would have been to write the entire play in Professor Higgins's alphabet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 2/25/2013

    " Shaw is now one of my favorite playwrights. I hadn't expected the original play to be as witty as the musical version, but BOY WAS I WRONG. OH MAN! It makes me want to be a phonetician. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 6/25/2012

    " It was a little dry for my taste. The subject matter was quite boring at times and the repetitiveness of Higgins and Elzia's arguments were more then I could handle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Unwin | 5/14/2012

    " Really enjoyed this original story, however the movie and music make the story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 FoxyBrain | 3/8/2012

    " The only reason I give this book that many 'stars' is Eliza, who was the only character I liked while reading the play. To be more particular, only because of the last act, in which Eliza sneered at Higgins... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elx | 11/12/2011

    " Humor/Irony "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Harvey | 10/2/2011

    " I found myself very interested in this play. I knew a lot about it before reading it, but that didn't stop me being interested. It was funny, well written and I enjoyed it a lot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathleen Wilcox | 9/18/2011

    " I thought this was a really stupid book. Don't remember why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 7/2/2011

    " The novel "My Fair Lady" was based on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esonja | 6/23/2011

    " 3.5 stars. I bought this second hand and spent a little time in the park being both confounded and unintelligible reading some aloud with my sister. tWas fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/7/2011

    " Incredible story, witty. Laughed out loud! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 6/6/2011

    " This was an odd little play that I feel indifferent toward. It wasn't exceptionally bad, but neither was it interesting. It seemed to meander toward a point, but never get there, or lose me somewhere along the way. This definitely won't be one of my favorites, but I've read much worse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shahad | 6/1/2011

    " Another sarcastic book, criticizing the middle class people in the 20th century. Good one, and don't forget "George Bernard Shaw" ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 5/30/2011

    " I liked this book. It had a certain quirkiness about it that made it a joy to read, but it wasn't amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allegra | 5/26/2011

    " Definitely didn't live up to expectations. It was good though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bells | 5/21/2011

    " Very entertaining! I would love to see this play preformed :) Higgins was so annoying and yet interesting at the same time. And Eliza. Well, she was very similar to Higgins. Not as annoying though. She was great. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/14/2011

    " My experience of this book would have generated a full five star review if it hadn't been colored by so many knock offs. Hollywood and pulp fiction have spun the rags to riches to rags tale so many times. Still, I love the way Shaw rips into hypocrisies and no level of society is safe. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tess | 5/11/2011

    " Hate this forever thanks to Mrs Deignan's English classes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 5/7/2011

    " We read this book out loud in English class and it was really fun! The characters are hilarious. "

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