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By Martha on 07-07-12
A slow-burn thriller with rich prose and subtext.
"Dorian Gray" unwinds like a spool of thread, slowly and carefully, and you'll find it rewarding IF...
1. You have patience. Friends of mine complain that this book doesn't do enough with its premise but the slow unraveling of Gray's psyche and escalation of stakes was plenty for me. Don't read if you expect the frequent action of a Stieg Larsson novel.
2. You enjoy rich, detailed prose. Wilde is a master in this way.
3. You like high concept novels executed with strong form and maturity. "Dorian Gray" could be garish and awful, but instead has the same mournful and earnest reverence for its innate horror as Shelley's "Frankenstein."
The narration is excellent - playful and 100% listenable. This audiobook was a pleasure in so many ways, and a potent introduction to Wilde's literary prose.
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By Rodrigo on 06-07-12
Where does The Picture of Dorian Gray rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It ranks on the top 10.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved how the main character, Dorian Gray, developed and became more and more corrupted until his doom.
Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes, the moment when Dorian committed his ultimate sin. Won't tell what it was, you'll have to find out.
Any additional comments?
A great story that makes you take upon phylosophycal thoughts.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful