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
It was very exciting however there were some chapters that seemed to drag on and I got confused over who the narrator was speaking for as his tone didn't change unless it was for a girl.
"As awesome as the classic movie, & then some!"
The old gothic movie of the same name has always been one of my favorites...a creepy dark tale that was made from the book with a strange & unique plot. Both the movie & the book are unforgetable classics, & Oscar Wilde is a genius as an author of the macabre.
BB & MM...Jade Dragon
"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!
"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.
"Oscar Wilde is boring as hell"
I will never try to rear or listen to Oscar Wilde again. The prose was annoying and unbelievable, like Gilmore Girls. The chapter that went on and on and on about ancient bedazzled clothing almost made me drive off of a bridge.
"Quite an unhappy book"
This book is often revered and held up as some great achievement in literature, however there is really no interesting characters. All the book aims to do is make you feel that humans are a stupid and violent society.
"Did the job"
Sometimes I had to turn up the volume quite high to hear clarity of speech.
"Very dark, but good"
I enjoyed this. It started very good, dragged a bit in the middle but when it picks up it is very interesting and keeps you wanting to know the final outcome. it did not disappoint.
"Really bad narrating"
The narrator had terrible "in character" voices that ruined the story for me. Dorian's was the worst.
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