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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Narrated by: Michael Sheen
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: LGBT, Literature & Fiction
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Summary

The beautiful young Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by society artist Basil Hallward. Admired by all, the dazzling, wealthy, handsome young man has everything anyone could wish for, or so it appears. Oscar Wilde's novel is a masterly study of moral corruption, a tour-de-force of suspense and surprise.

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Public Domain (P)2009 Naxos

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Very well done

Michael Sheen read this book so well. The characters were all distinctly different and well voiced.
I truly thought that hearing it was better than watching any film adaption.

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Superb narration!

I had already read The Picture of Dorian Gray a couple of times, and it's a book I'm rather fond of. The abridged version is well done, without any major gaps that would make the story hard to follow.

But I mostly bought this specific audiobook for the narrator - I love Michael Sheen's voice and his flawless, effortless versatility. I had high expectations, and they were surpassed - Michael Sheen's narration is absolutely superb.

The only negative thing I have to say would be that the book is too short - I would love a full, unabridged version, so I could enjoy the narration for a while longer!

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Great listen

The audio quality was excellent and I really loved the narration. I'll be looking out for more read by Michael Sheen!

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You won't regret it.

Awesome. The narrator is spectacular. I wish the book was longer to keep listening to it. When I read the book I found it a bit boring. But the audiobook is fascinating.

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Michael Sheen is amazing!

This is one of my favourite books, Michael Sheen is flawless as usual and puts so much feeling into each word! It's absolutely beautiful to listen to and I'm sure I'll be listening to it all over again very soon!

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More from Michael Sheen!

Michael Sheen's performance is fantastic, and his voice is very easy to listen to. Well varied character voices and he did the story justice. Great listen!

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  • Alex Mitchell
  • 27-12-19

Favorite Book from read by my Favorite Actor

Michael Sheen's reading of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is superb. Oscar Wilde has always been one of my favorite writers and the story has always been so beautifully tragic. Michael managed to captivate me in a new way while listening to a book I've read hundreds of times before. He managed to make it feel new again. brilliantly read. Brilliantly written. *chef kiss*

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  • Tara M.
  • 25-09-19

Very well done

Michael Sheen does an excellent job reading Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray.
He gives life to each character, and flows nicely from start to finish.

I would definitely recommend this audiobook.

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  • fredajing
  • 14-09-19

Amazing audiobook

Amazing narration, wonderful book and satisfying sound quality. Really enjoyed it, looking forward to more.

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  • Emery
  • 21-08-19

A classic with a fantastic narrator

A delightful earful of classical literature narrated by Michael Sheen. Well worth the listen for any fans of either the author or narrator.

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  • pearlco
  • 17-07-19

fascinating<br />

I am glad to have heard this
I waited far too long
highly recommended it

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  • Adi Ens
  • 11-02-16

Great in every possible way, loved it!!!

I love this book, but hearing it... Such beautifully narrative, and diverting also.
It came as a great surprise, this narrator is incredibly good!