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A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best.
Public Domain (P)2016 Trout Lake Media
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By Kimberly Sample on 08-01-16

Loved This One!

This book depicts much of what life is like today with the average narcissistic personality type. It's scary how current and ahead of his time the writer, Oscar Wilde was. I enjoyed this book and I'm certain it will be very good reading for others as well. Keep up the great work Audible!

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By crazybatcow on 10-31-16

Way more bearable in audio than in print

It's a classic so... it's as good as a classic ever is. For its era it must have been pretty edgy and dark, and, even in our modern cynical world, it is still kinda dark and surprising. Though I think by now the story "twist" is part of our popular culture so nobody is going to be very shocked.

This book is very difficult to get through in its print form as it has multiple descriptive tangents which drove me crazy, but as an audio, it was much less boring (guess I phased out during the boring bits)...

That all being said, I read this for a research project and, as such, it was one of the more bearable books I had to read. Though I would not read it again, nor would I read anything else by Wilde... I just don't care about wealthy gay men and their trials and tribulations as they screw their way across the city.

The narration is very good - and certainly made the story readable. It's a classic, so there is nothing adult or graphic in it, though there are lots of subtle suggestions of various types of debauchery.

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By Mr on 06-29-16

great story, lost concentration a bit

I wanted to listen to a classic and wasn't disappointed. the narrator puts on different voices for the different characters so it is easier to follow

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By Suswati on 04-08-17

Gruesome, grisly, gothic horror

There is no true horror than the horror humans create themselves. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic tale of hubris and vanity, and the sins that associate themselves with such. Oscar Wilde's maccabre style is fascinating for its time, and the idea that the painting is a representation of his Gray's own soul is intelligent. The only downside to this reading was the narrator who made hardly any differentiation between the voices, so at points made it difficult to follow the characters. His voice was also quite monotonous.

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