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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (250,745 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Michael Sheen Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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The beautiful young Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by society artist Basil Hallward. Admired by all, the dazzling, wealthy, handsome young man has everything anyone could wish for, or so it appears. Oscar Wilde's novel is a masterly study of moral corruption, a tour-de-force of suspense and surprise. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith O'neill | 2/13/2014

    " I read this decades ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/10/2014

    " Hmmm, not sure what to say about this book. A part of me really liked the lesson it presented. It kind of reminded me of "The Screwtape Letters." The other part of me thought it was kind of icky and sad to see the way some people treat religion and God's ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Davidson | 2/9/2014

    " I read this because i saw the movie years ago on tv, and couldnt remember how it ended,,, I have to say I liked the movie better, had a hard time concentrating while reading this book. Dont know if it was just me or not, but I didnt really enjoy the book.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 2/8/2014

    " It was a long time ago when I read this. It reminded me of an Anne Rice novel, although I suppose technically Anne Rice novels should remind me Oscar Wilde. The language was gorgeous, written in that extravagant, superfluous way that emphasizes the materialism and selfishness of the main character. It wasn't a happy book, by a long shot, but it was very interesting to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 natália | 2/6/2014

    " I love lord Henry. He and his quotes are amazing. Absolutely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hima | 1/27/2014

    " Read "The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray", to compare the two versions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viv Randles | 1/14/2014

    " Another from my well-read youth, this time prompted by a crush on Peter Firth, who played Dorian in a BBC adaptation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Mccormick | 1/7/2014

    " The prose and imagery in this book is fantastic and I was tempted to give it a five star rating but for one thing... I'm not a big fan of the Hedonism that is exemplified in this novel but I understand that it plays a big part in the overall message and is necessary in that way. I won't say much else because I think this is really a book that everyone should just sit down and read without giving away too much before hand. I will say that it has a creepy gothic charm and that it sucked me in from the Preface. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Summers | 12/26/2013

    " Very interesting story. Some interesting twists, and very thought provoking. Loved the ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 11/28/2013

    " Excellent. Brilliantly written; Oscar Wilde's writing is easy for the Modern reader. This novel is filled with components of its' time, as well as some mystery. It could categorized in the Gothic Literature section. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 11/24/2013

    " Great classic, would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan Timberlake | 8/23/2013

    " A very compelling story, although Wilde's prose was difficult to follow at a few points. Most of it seemed like an extremely eloquent analysis of Hedonism as a worldview. Pretty much everything Lord Henry says is quotable. Definitely a book I'll read again someday "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leidz Lannister | 6/27/2013

    " An extraordinary work of art, if I may say so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Daniluk | 3/1/2013

    " very clever but ends somewhat abuptly "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Varela | 10/15/2012

    " very good... is fiction of course but is a great one.. and it pictures the things thah many of us would do if we could be eternaly young "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/15/2012

    " I don't know there is anything I can say that hasn't been said before about this book. It has been on my Classics 'to read' for a while and it was worth my time and attention. A truly great writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 10/2/2012

    " excellent, love the writing and character development "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Cale | 8/31/2012

    " Some great quotes and interesting themes make this a good book, and I generally like Wilde, but some parts were also strange. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham Sharp | 3/16/2012

    " Clever, satirical and your typical eloquent diction of Wilde. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tissiana Lara | 12/29/2011

    " "The worst of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves one so unromantic." Oh yeah! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck Sheppard | 10/21/2011

    " A very well crafted and original story. I think any other stories about paintings taking on supernatural qualities must come from this novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah Gardner | 8/26/2011

    " This book is in my top ten favorite books of all time, for sure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 8/25/2011

    " Interesting insight into the lifestyle and morality of the day. Rather dark and fatalistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/23/2011

    " The dated style of prose makes it a slow read, but the story is a classic. Knowing that Oscar Wilde was struggling with his sexuality adds an element that gives depth to the conflict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/22/2011

    " I found much of this difficult to read in this day and age, especially the epigramatic dialog but the rest was very good. Not my first time and would recommend as an important classic to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drucilla | 5/20/2011

    " This novel isn't as well known as Dracula or Frankenstein but it is just as good. In some ways, it is darker than those two as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremiah | 5/20/2011

    " Macabre version of Thomas Hardy. Memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/19/2011

    " Had a hard time finishing it. Maybe it's because I really don't like him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 5/19/2011

    " I feel the urge to add that I have read this in three languages. I guess this sums up how much I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilde | 5/19/2011

    " I've read this book a couple of times over the years and have always enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose A. | 5/18/2011

    " Exquisite... the word that came to my mind after the last page of this wonderful piece of art. I can't really say much, but its interesting how everything goes around the arts, the beauty and the greed.

    Go and read this, period. "

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

    " I love Oscar Wilde's style of writing. Believe it or not, this is the first time I've read anything by him, and now I am itching to read everything he wrote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 5/17/2011

    " Clever wordplay, flowery symbolism, tortured souls. Gotta love Oscar Wilde. "

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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.