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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (251,886 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Pauline Brailsford, Thomas Carroll, Colleen Crimmins, Martin Duffy, Steve Juergens, Roger Mueller, Jim Ortlieb Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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A full-cast dramatization of one of the great classics of contemporary Western literature. Dorian Gray, an effete young gentleman, is the subject of a striking portrait by the artist Basil Hallward. Gray's narcissism is awakened, and he embraces a lifestyle of hedonism and casual cruelties. Increasingly consumed by his own vanity, he is forced to confront his true inner-self, in a manner that is as shocking as it is terrifying.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Steve Juergens, Jim Ortlieb, Colleen Crimmins, Roger Mueller, Thomas Carroll, Paulin Brailsford, Rush Pearson, and Martin Duffy. Directed by Terry McCabe and Jeffrey Ortmann.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megumi Oyama | 2/18/2014

    " Objects show you who you really are but most of people don't look it carefully. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dantina Claire | 2/14/2014

    " Haunting and poignant. I wish that Oscar Wilde wrote more novels. Huge fan of his writing style, and perspective on the world that is still relevant today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lou | 1/25/2014

    " It's a very deep book about art, immortality and other topics that are more interesting. While dialogues are quite extensive, they aren't boring, but provide much useful information and interesting at the same time. This book is a classic that everyone should read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole | 1/20/2014

    " Middle third of the book is really dull and cause for skimming. Bit of a Poe feel to it. Lord Henry is alive and well today unfortunately, while Basil is becoming less and less visible. Are we all the 17 year old Dorian looking for Basil, but finding Lord Henry instead? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenni | 1/15/2014

    " I listened to the audiobook narrated by Steven Crossley, who really did a fine job telling the story. What I liked was the beginning and the ending. I got lost in the middle when he told me about a book that Dorian loved so much that he got custom-bound in 9 different colors so he could read it based on his mood, and his fascination with embroidery. I could not stay focused on these segments of the book. I wanted to read the book before I watch the 1945 film of the same name. I like actor George Sanders and think I'll enjoy the movie more than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alma Barrón | 1/14/2014

    " What would you do if you never aged? if all the things you did didn't reflect in your appereance? Dorian Gray decides to spend his life in the continue pursue of pleasure, without worrying about the prize he would finish paying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maisha Maliha | 1/11/2014

    " Oscar Wilde is a genius. I felt like highlighting every single dialogue by Lord Henry. The name Basil Hallward got me craving Spicy Basil Chicken. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 1/6/2014

    " I typically don't like reading older books, but this was pretty good. It still has a lot of seemingly superfluous information and dialogue, and could be hard to read at times, but the story itself is pretty interesting and says a lot about how we choose to live our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trudy | 12/22/2013

    " The Picture of Dorian Gray undoubtedly deserves its reputation as a classic of literature. Oscar Wilde may, however, be something of an acquired taste, and his prose can be difficult to follow at times. Though the book is short, I found it necessary to take it in small chunks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Allgood | 11/9/2013

    " Go Oscar Wilde! Epic achievement! You're reading about your own humanity without realizing it. Can't put it down. Quick read, well worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 4/28/2013

    " Only one chapter I didn't particularly like, but this was a superbly written and excellent read. Shame Wilde didn't write more novels. Ranks as one of the best 'classic' books I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cavina | 3/16/2013

    " The Picture of Dorian Gray has become one of my favorite books of all time. It's such a beautifully tragic story, and is surprisingly laced with the grotesque values of an average person. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel Toh | 12/31/2012

    " I read the abridged version for English Literature class when I was 13, and found it okay. Then I grew up and bought the original, tried to read it when I was maybe 18? Found it rather self-indulgent, and has put me off Oscar Wilde. I may consider re-reading it though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becky | 10/21/2012

    " I admit I gave up on it. I think I only read half of the book. I just don't like watching someone corrupt someone else, and the slew of bad decisions that Dorian makes. Bleh. I was getting really tired of lord Henry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Advaita | 7/3/2012

    " A very intriguing and cool take on the greed for eternal youth and beauty. Also the book that introduced me to language and style of Oscar Wilde. Undoubtedly a gifted genius who wrote the most awesome quotes way back as if he knew the future ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/8/2011

    " Intriguing-- wondered if Hollywood now would make a movie of it since the values critiqued are so Hollywood. Ironically I think Wilde lived like Dorian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 11/8/2011

    " Even knowing of the story, the book is an excellent read. I enjoyed it thoroughly! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjanne | 11/7/2011

    " Conceptually I really like the idea of this book, and, as always, Wilde has some great lines. However it's hard to like Dorian and I do not feel very sympatheic towards him. I do think it contributes some good thoughts on the corruptability of a human immortal "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy | 11/6/2011

    " What a Extraordinary Tale of a man's quest to hide his sins, and the life impure and immortalized of Mister Gray. I would give this book a four and a half stars if they had a rating for that.....Timothy~ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 11/4/2011

    " This may be my favorite book EVER. A quotable phrase on every page with a very profound and thought provoking plot. The writing is exquisite. Each scene is so vivid. I loved it, cover-to-cover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 11/3/2011

    " Slow and tedious read but absolutely beautifully written. A work if art. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Justin | 11/2/2011

    " To be honest, it became so boring, I stopped reading it. The story could have lasted fewer pages, and that's a fact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 10/30/2011

    " Good. Very quotable. At times Dorian Gray and Lord Henry make you want to pull your hair out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 10/30/2011

    " Very unique. I think what I really got out of this was how easily we are influenced at a certain age in our life if we don't have the proper guidance and mentoring. One wrong turn???? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyh | 10/29/2011

    " Beautifully written, great character study. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 10/28/2011

    " I have read this book 3 times. Every time I swear that I didn't read it - I just remember the synopsis - and then I get halfway through and realize I'm rereading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 10/27/2011

    " I skimmed the boring parts and also read the cliff notes, does that count? I liked it, because it made me think. I also was able to boast when I heard a TV show refer to Dorain Gray, I knew what they were talking about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 10/27/2011

    " Wonderful! It's a great description of how vanity can ruin a person. It seemed to drag on a bit too much and one chapter seemed completely unnecessary, but it was very intriguing nonetheless. "

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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.