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The reader read beautifully with perfect pitch & pace. I most definitely recommend this narrator. This book is a florally-descriptive, sinister, classic. It belongs in your library.
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One of the most intriguing stories of Oscar Wilde's, The Picture of Dorian Gray begins with a classic opening of innocence, one that we can all certainly relate to. A young man, Dorian, is the talk of London town; everyone wants to meet him, everyone wants to befriend him, and those that are fortunate to do so quickly become entranced by his seeming perfection. Even the painter Basil Hallward, who is commissioned to create lavish paintings of Dorian, becomes a close friend of the young man. Yet there is one dare I say negative attribute of Dorian's that is made extremely clear when he meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's. That his age and innocence makes him easy to influence, which is just what Lord Henry does.
Much to Basil's dismay - and mine, as well - Dorian experiences a slight fall from grace in which he is persuaded by Lord Henry to pursue a life of pleasure, failing to take into account the effect this new lifestyle might have on others. David McCallion's gentle reading of the text does well to properly convey all emotions and nuances of the characters, which is enough to keep the reader hanging by a loose thread until he pulls you in swiftly and completely. Bottom line this version of The Picture of Dorian Gray is a great addition to anyone's collection!
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Something about this narration that just grates. Detracts from the great story and great lines from Oscar Wilde.