The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dramatized)

  • by Oscar Wilde, David Llewellyn
  • Narrated by Alexander Vlahos, Miles Richardson, Marcus Hutton, Aysha Kala, James Unsworth, Ian Hallard
  • 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

If only I could remain young while the picture grows old. For that I’d give anything....
When Dorian Gray, a handsome young man about town, makes this wish, he can hardly guess that it will mark the beginning of a life of hedonism and debauchery. Soon enough his webs of deception and deceit catch innocent victims, some of them his closest friends, and the only evidence of his misdeeds is a long-forgotten portrait in his attic....
Oscar Wilde’s notorious novel is presented in this tense, full-cast audiobook adaptation, dramatised by David Llewellyn.
The release also includes the first episode of 'The Confessions of Dorian Gray: This World Our Hell' and a selection of James Dunlop’s music from the series.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Utterly beautiful. Extraordinary.

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.

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- Unicorn

loved it

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.
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- Kristin Heller

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2015
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions