The Ballad of Reading Gaol

  • by Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by SIR Donald Sinden
  • 0 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile, either in Berneval or Dieppe, France, after his release from Reading Gaol on or about the 19th of May 1897. During his imprisonment, a hanging took place. This had a profound effect on Wilde, inspiring the famous line "we all are guilty of killing the thing we love."


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I had never bought an audio-book before, but being a life-long fan of the actor Sir Donald Sinden, when I saw that he had recorded the 'Ballad of Reading Gaol', I thought that I would give it a go. I sat on the train with my eyes closed and just listened to a really wonderful recording. I was transported by Sir Donald's beautiful voice (having seen him many, many times on stage, its not a voice that you forget) and it is one of the most moving and emotional readings of such a dark poem that I have ever heard. I would really recommend this recording to others.
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- Rachel


I would recommend to anyone thinking of listening to it to buy it as I Loved it.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-04-2010
  • Publisher: Whiteroom Music Ltd