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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (94,973 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2002 ISBN: 9781598872545
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"It is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth." An aural delight. Satire and pointed social commentary join with love, mistaken identity, and a missing baby in a missing handbag. This p Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 2/20/2014

    " One of the funniest, best books I've read in school!!! I LOVED all of the character's witty personalities and quick comebacks! I would love to play Gwendolyn in the play<3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Burtinshaw | 2/18/2014

    " Having a kindle has forced met to reread the classics, because they are free downloads and I'm loving it. This play, currently at the Stanley Theatre in Vancouver, is a good, quick and entertaining read full of satire and quotable quotes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Derba arzilli | 2/18/2014

    " Just 're read this book. 're discovered the importance of being Earnest:-). If you never read anything by Wilde read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana | 2/14/2014

    " Read it and saw the play in its 50's version, I think. If you can be funny 100 years after you died, you deserve to declare your genius at customs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassi | 2/5/2014

    " I love this play! I could read (or watch) this over and over again. One of my favorites parts, I think, is the scene with the muffins. That always makes me giggle :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arianna | 2/4/2014

    " Honestly 4.5 stars because I spent at least 25% of the play being really confused, but it was still wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nesma Fahmy | 1/30/2014

    " one of th nicest comedy playsi ever read.traditional of Oscar Wilde "

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

    " This is not an audiobook but the audio from the stage play. I am glad I got to hear it. The story is very cute and reminds me of As You Like It by William Shakespeare. A book I Love! I am going to make it a point to go see this one. The cover needs work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee Delguercio | 1/15/2014

    " just reread this for the third time. it never ceases to make me laugh! if you love all things Victorian you will love this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ace | 1/12/2014

    " What agreat play. So tongue in cheek. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cobie | 1/11/2014

    " Loved it. So quick with the witty comebacks & comments. Really fun to read ... I kept reading lady braknall as Judy dench :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Luppino | 12/24/2013

    " It is full of clever one liners. I love this story and have for years! It was nice to actually read it this time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie | 12/19/2013

    " what's to say that hasn't been said? 'Not even for ready money' is a family saying in our house, and everyone has a take on 'a handbag!' beautifully crafted, wonderfully cynical and a joy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Drayton | 12/10/2013

    " Oh Mr. Wilde I adore you! Loved it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darth Duck | 12/10/2013

    " I am not a huge fan of reading plays, watching them I enjoy, but this was a fun read. I still don't know how two different guys can outright lie to two different women about who they really are and still get the women. But hey at least this gives me an idea about the dating scene. Lol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keri | 8/10/2013

    " This is such a great play. My favorite character is of course the divorced woman who looks so much younger and happier as a result. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Calderbank | 7/11/2013

    " Personally, I found it hilarious. Probably the funniest play I have every read...caught me off guard and then converted me into an Oscar Wilde fan while I wasn't looking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beloo | 10/16/2012

    " Witty, funny, and a delightful read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina Dudley | 10/4/2012

    " Confession: watched the older movie version instead of reading. Fell asleep multiple times, and yet I didn't miss any of the major plot points... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Solomon | 8/7/2012

    " this made for a very delightful and funny read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alleytia Bennett | 7/26/2012

    " Reading this out loud with others was just fantastic. Oscar Wilde's addictive wit and cheek draw you into the persona of all these characters, hyperbolic though the portrayals may be. The convoluted plot, charming era and satire all make this well worth anyone's time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 5/9/2012

    " Sarcastically high brow and absurdly hilarious. Loved it completely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janalee | 4/8/2012

    " This is the first play I've read and once used to the format, it read like a novel. Really funny. I bet this is where Fraser got inspiration for a few of their shows. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew Pyke | 2/14/2012

    " Whilst a big fan of Wilde, the high society setting can sometimes grate (whereas in the Picture of Dorian Gray it is more of a critique, yet in this story it is almost the central theme). Read it for the rapid wit which is enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/25/2012

    " Not bad for a classic. Funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke Creighton | 12/19/2011

    " A fun and intelligent read--and a comical satire at that. It's best when experienced on stage, but still a 'good read' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin Harpst | 8/30/2011

    " If you have never read you should...hysterical and full of wit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 5/22/2011

    " One of the most hilarious plays I've ever read. Oscar Wilde is amazing. "

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

    " Weirdly funny. And finished it in one sitting :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 5/18/2011

    " Funniest thing I've ever read. And the 2002 film adaptation is great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 5/11/2011

    " I bloody love this play. I laugh so hard every time I read it! Simply never gets old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samaa | 5/11/2011

    " Simple and witty. Oscar Wilde has the unique ability to tell a cynical truth in both an understated and funny manner! The play is filled with quotable lines : D "

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

    " I want to name my child Earnest now. Oscar Wilde has produced a stunningly clever, charmingly witty, and wonderfully funny story. Well worth the read! "

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

    " This book was quite hilarious. The dry British humor added the right amount of subtlety to the very things Oscar Wilde was poking at such as the upper classes of society, marriage, and the church. "

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

    " This play was a quick and easy read. I like the light-hearted tone, and the easy way it poked fun at stereotypes. It was quite enjoyable, but not something particularly amazing. It was fun and hilarious while it lasted. "

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

    " Read this for a college drama class and enjoyed the comical aspects. At first I couldn't quite get a hold on the characters and who was who, but it got easier and more entertaining as I began to piece together the characters and situations. "

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

    " Very funny. You can see the origins of shows like " Three's Company" and the likes, although Ernest is far superior. This pay could be put on at any time, in any setting and still be timely. After all, identity thieves are everywhere. "

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

    " Hilarity. Loved it. It is astounding when you read something this old that is still so relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/30/2011

    " Oscar Wilde is hilarious. The wit of the characters and the absurdity of the situations is really funny. I enjoyed the duality theme and the substance of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 4/29/2011

    " Read this for my AP brit. lit class and LOVED It. Clever and witty. "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his."

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/28/2011

    " Probably the best play of all time. "

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