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Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: James Warwick Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2019 ISBN: 9781982738037
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This powerful new recording of Wilde’s famous novel tells the unforgettable story of a hedonistic young man who makes a sinister deal to preserve his youth. When his wish is granted, Dorian Gray slips into a life of sensuality, debauchery, and murder.
In this uncensored version, TV star James Warwick’s inspired, nuanced narration is followed by a fascinating conversation. The actor talks candidly with Alison Larkin about Oscar Wilde and Warwick's own challenges as a gay actor living in London at a time when homosexuality was illegal.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish poet and playwright who is celebrated still for his sharp wit, flamboyant style, and sparkling conversation.
"Listeners will be enchanted by James Warwick's narration of Oscar Wilde's famous and controversial novel.
The story involves a man named Dorian Gray who has been corrupted by his youth and physical beauty.
Several productions of this classic have already been produced, but Warwick's performance is simply arresting.
He narrates in a strong voice with an elegant cadence and vocal color that befits each character and the overall tone of the work.
Any hint of monotony in the middle can be attributed to slow moments in Wilde's writing. Overall, Warwick's performance is smooth and melodic.
The audiobook also comes with an interview with Warwick in which he recounts his own life as a gay man in 1960s London.
A.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2019] Best, Dan "
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  • “Listeners will be enchanted by James Warwick’s narration of Oscar Wilde’s famous and controversial novel…Several productions of this classic have already been produced, but Warwick’s performance is simply arresting. He narrates in a strong voice with an elegant cadence and vocal color that befits each character and the overall tone of the work…Warwick’s performance is smooth and melodic. The audiobook also comes with an interview with Warwick in which he recounts his own life as a gay man in 1960s London. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

James Warwick is a narrator and actor whose acclaimed acting career has spanned the stage, television, and movies. He is best known for playing the role of Tommy Beresford in the 1980s British television series Partners in Crime and in three television films based on Agatha Christie novels.