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Would you consider the audio edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray to be better than the print version?
Of course not. The picture of Dorian Gray is one of the masterpieces of English literature. No narrator can do justice to the beauty of the prose.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Lord Henry Wotton. You can memorise everything he says and include it in any speech that you have an opportunity to give. But Dorian Gray was the best performed.
Which scene was your favorite?
A critical scene which would entirely spoil the story for people who haven't read the book.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Be careful what you wish for
Any additional comments?
There's a reason why I didn't get the unabridged version of the audiobook. Actually I did buy one initially after selecting the best sounding sample and was so disappointed with the narration that I had to return it. The Picture of Dorian Gray cannot be narrated "as-is". The prose is way too beautiful for any narrator to do justice to. Instead the dramatised version captures the mood, the thrill and the dark tones of the book perfectly. The actors have done a remarkable job in exploiting the essence of the plot. The background sounds and music make the story come alive. Incredibly well produced and perfectly performed, The Picture of Dorian Gray is quite simply, amazing. I have now developed a new respect for dramatised versions of novels. This dramatised version is a must have.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
fantastic diction and character work. lovely job by all. sound dropped a bit to low during the flashbacks but that could have been my device.
We sometimes forget that Oscar Wilde was writing in the late 19th century . Revisiting his works recently i see he was ahead of his time in so many ways. Performance excellent especially Alex Valhos whose easy to listen to characterisation of Gray and story narration adds to the enjoyment. Highly recommended
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Fantastic story. Loved it and loved the film. Looking forward to The Confessions of Dorian Gray..