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Scandalous when first published due to its homoerotic overtones and laissez faire attitude towards sexual pleasure, The Picture of Dorian Gray is legendary Irish writer Oscar Wilde’s classic literary comment on hedonism and the youthful pursuits of desire.
Narrated with artfully restrained passion by Alec Sand, the listener is captivated by this strange and wonderful story concerning a beautiful young man, Dorian Gray, who sells his soul so that he will never age in order to pursue the passions of the flesh while at the height of his stunning physical prowess.
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Summary

A young man commits all types of sin, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde’s Faustian classic. Gothic horror at it's best.
©2009 trout lake media (P)2009 Trout Lake Media
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4 out of 5 stars
By Liam on 29-05-11

An true rendition

Wilde's infamous novel about the life of Dorian Gray brings to the forefront of the mind the folly of vanity and the destructiveness of narcissism. Despite a bit of a dip in the middle and at times a fast paced audio, this audiobook brings alive the main characters and enabled me to experience for the first time why Wilde is a renowned as a legend of the written word.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Name withheld because stalkers Google me and I find it annoying on 01-08-10

Disappointed

I can't get through this because the narrator is not very good. The narrator makes or breaks and audiobook, and he's just too distracting due to his lack of talent.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 19-10-10

Contrived

I'd have been more impressed when I was younger, but somehow this escaped me and I'd never read it. Of course, I knew basically what is was all about. Now it seems awfully contrived--interesting as a moral tale but not so much as a novel. What I liked best: the wonderfully witty dialog. What I like least: the narrator. He hadn't a clue how to pronounce anything English--names of people and places were wrong and the pacing was off too.

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