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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: David Barnes Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2016 ISBN: 9781518938801
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The ghost that haunts Canterville Chase has built a marvelous career of midnight haunting. But when an American family moves in, they simply have no respect for permanent bloodstains, nightmarish chains, or ancient legends. They even throw pillows at him.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yasemin | 2/17/2014

    " This is one of the best ghost stories I've ever read. Very clever, very funny, great insight onto US culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/29/2014

    " The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde is a short, fun read. Even though it is about a really horrible old ghost, and the family he tries to haunt is ridiculous, I felt some affection for most of the characters, which made a refreshing change from some of the darker books and stories I've read lately. I recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny Johns | 1/22/2014

    " I would like to have a ghost like him "

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

    " It is a funny little book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/25/2013

    " A short read and is witty and clever. A different take on a ghost story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/25/2013

    " I loved this book. I was giggling the whole time...well most of the time. (I am a chicken, and should never read anything with the word 'ghost' in the title at midnight, alone in my living room.) I loved how the Ghost chose his characters and costumes with such care. I think my favorite line of the whole book was "He selected Friday, the 17th of August, for his appearance, and spent most of that day in looking over his wardrobe, ultimately deciding in favour of a large slouched hat with a red feather, a winding-sheet frilled at the wrists and neck, and a rusty dagger." It sounded like a Mary Higgins-Clark heroine deciding what to wear before she pulls her hair into a chignon, dons a caftan, and begins to make her omelet. Delicious fun. My favorite characters of the book were the horrid little Otis Twins. Oh, they were naughty! Having little naughty boys of my own, their antics seemed quite plausible and hilarious. Oh, the Facebook statuses Mrs. Otis could post about those two! Of course, I was frustrated that the story drops off before giving you the really scary bits, but oh well. It was just so much fun. I am sure there is some piece of fan-fiction, somewhere, that speculates on Virginia's scary ordeal. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandrovich Gamboa | 12/23/2013

    " Lo mejor de lo mejor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrewcharles420 | 12/23/2013

    " Quick read! Cute, in a very rom-com sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Masch1 | 11/12/2013

    " Predictable, but I always enjoy Wilde's style. "

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

    " This has to be the best-ever written short story in the history of the genre. Whenever I'm feeling down, I go to my bookshelf and pull out this story. I feel better after reading the first couple of pages. The writing is superb, and it's just so freakin' funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Wortham Wick | 10/30/2013

    " I find I prefer Wilde's more serious books. This is a very short read ,blink & you will be done with it. ...good ideas in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madelyn | 10/19/2013

    " What a fun romp! The efforts of the poor old ghost to scare the practical, very American Otis family, made me laugh aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eve | 3/17/2013

    " A very fun Halloween-season story. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 1/7/2013

    " Such a fun tale..good chuckles. I can't understand why I have waited so long to read it. I'm finding another Oscar Wilde book soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 3/12/2012

    " A delightful little story about a family who terrorizes a ghost instead of the other way around. I love a book, like this one, that can make me smile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Piyush Vikas | 3/1/2012

    " According to my view this book will definitely help u in Class 11 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Youdid | 12/13/2011

    " Sehr guter und kurzweiliger Oscar-Wilde-Roman, nur das Gespenst tat mir leid "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlyn | 10/31/2011

    " really, really funny. classic wilde, very enjoyable and pleasing read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/22/2011

    " A great little ghost tale with a Wilde twist to it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 5/21/2011

    " Not his best, but if you like Oscar this one won't disappoint...and it's super short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 5/20/2011

    " This is a great quick read that is so much fun! I have no idea why I have never read Oscar Wilde before! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/6/2011

    " A very quick read but definitely a classic one. First time I had read this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 5/5/2011

    " I got lost at the end..but I liked it a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bronwyn | 5/1/2011

    " Listened to the LibriVox recording. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 4/9/2011

    " While reading I kept telling myself that I liked Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray so I should give this a chance, but then I started to think of the movie Dorian Gray with Ben Barnes and well that was the end of my thought process. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 3/29/2011

    " The story itself was good. Not quite what I was expecting but it was still a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 3/28/2011

    " This is one of my favorite ghost stories; so sad but with a bittlersweet ending... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Qi | 3/15/2011

    " A sweet story to offer to all thinking children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 3/14/2011

    " Leído en secundaria. Fue el primer libro que leí de Oscar Wilde, no estuvo mal pero no me terminó de convencer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chiara | 2/22/2011

    " This book had me laughing myself to an early grave. Here you see Wilde's amusing side, but he still maintains an elegant and thought out style throughout. Enjoyable and need I say it again? Laugh your pants off funny. A true representation of what life would be like if ghosts existed! Lovely! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clay | 2/17/2011

    " Another Gutenberg book. Good read. Drastically different from all the film adaptions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler-Rose Veguez | 2/10/2011

    " I loved the characters in this - the frustrated old ghost, the unflappable Americans. All of them were delightful and their chemistry hilarious. As with most Oscar Wilde short stories, there is a very depressing twist to the end. But it does end happily for all involved. A fun little short read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cami | 2/8/2011

    " Charming.
    Lovely.
    Filled with wry Wilde humor.
    This is definitely worth picking up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cristian | 1/28/2011

    " No es lo que uno espera cuando abre un libro sobre un fantasma... sin embargo esta entretenido "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 12/31/2010

    " It's a funny ghost story, which means it's appeared in a whole lot of anthologies. I love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ettore.bilbo | 11/16/2010

    " Davvero interessante questa raccolta di racconti di Wilde, su tutti: Il delitto di Lord Arthur Savile.
    Tre e mezzo direi più che tre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 11/11/2009

    " The short stories were great. "

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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. 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.