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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Narrated by: Michael Sheen
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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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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  • Alex Mitchell
  • 27-12-2019

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.
  • 25-09-2019

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
  • 14-09-2019

Amazing audiobook

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

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  • Emery
  • 21-08-2019

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
  • 17-07-2019

fascinating

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

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  • Adi Ens
  • 11-02-2016

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!

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  • Jack
  • 30-01-2020

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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  • Gorbounova A.
  • 04-09-2019

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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  • Dr Mark Thomas
  • 07-09-2020

Better to be talked about!

Michael Sheen has such a wealth of talent that really shines here. He gives si h life to each and every character and really makes this a joy to listen to. The plot moves at a reasonable pace and has such a creepy ending that really hits you after getting so attached to such vibrant characters. Wilde's creative encapsulation of unique and strong personalities is at it's best here. Loved everything about this except the lack of chapters but still worth a purchase.

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  • Tullia
  • 03-09-2020

First listen, amazing

The Picture of Dorian Gray is probably my all-time favourite novel, so I got this as my first audiobook. An allegorical tale sown with reflections on the nature of intellect, beauty and sin, spun with clever, clever words against the living background of Victorian London. And it's brilliantly performed by Michael Sheen. What's not to love? (I only wish there was an unabridged version.)

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  • 匿名
  • 31-08-2020

Great narration, keeps it interesting

The narration is great but there are missing parts compared to the printed book. It’s an interesting story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-07-2019

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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  • Leyre Garcia
  • 25-07-2019

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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  • Molly Allen
  • 27-06-2019

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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  • Rosalyn M.
  • 04-06-2019

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!