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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

by | Read by Simon Vance

Classics • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1891

One of the most famous of the original nineteenth-century gothic horror novels, this story follows glamorous and youthful Dorian Gray, who becomes corrupted by the fear of his own mortality. Soon, he discovers that while his portrait may age, he will not, a knowledge that leads to his ultimate downfall. Simon Vance's portrayal of each character is spot-on. His Lord Henry is casual, dismissive, and haughty. His Basil Hallward, the artist infatuated with Dorian, comes across as timid and pitiful but always endearing. Best of all, Vance's Dorian Gray exudes youth and impetuousness at the beginning, but quickly darkens once the character's madness takes hold. While at times seeming the slightest bit rushed, Vance nonetheless finds the essence of each character, making Wilde's work a delightfully creepy listen. A.H.A. 2009 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]

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Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0915-4 $19.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0916-1 $19.95 • Six CDs

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Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0913-0 $24.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0914-7 $27.00 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0917-8 $19.95 • One MP3-CDs

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