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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Gelesen von John Gonzalez

(4,517 Sterne; 600 Bewertungen)

Dorian Gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800's London, meets Lord Henry Wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend Basil Hallward. Once the painting is complete, Dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to age and wither with the years. Carelessly, he wishes the opposite were true. What happens is a treatise on morals, self-indulgence and how crucial personal responsibility is towards one's self. (Summary by John Gonzalez) (6 hr 11 min)


Chapter 01


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Chapter 02


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Chapter 03


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Chapter 04


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Chapter 05


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Chapter 06


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Chapter 07


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Chapter 08


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Chapter 09


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Chapter 10


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Chapter 11


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Chapter 12


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Chapter 13


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brilliantly read

(5 Sterne)

i wish john would read many more books, he's a pleasure to hear. they way he does it brings you even more closer to the story and characters. the story itself is very well written and very well designed. i recommend everyone to try it out.

Best Version

(5 Sterne)

This is the best version of this novel on Librivox. I'm half way through and I love it so far. Just my type of literature; deep, philosophical, and really well written.

(5 Sterne)

John Gonzalez has read many if not most of the Wilde selections which tells you that he loves Wilde worlds as much as us Wildeans. that alone gives him five stars in my book.


(3 Sterne)

Gray’s hideous portrait is not the only secret in this version: there is no indication the book is abridged! I only discovered this because I’m a Shmoop addict and they talked about chapters and characters that were NOT in this reading.

Surprising Wilde (Abridged) Love Affair

(4 Sterne)

I am over 40 and somehow missed Oscar Wilde in all my mandatory educational reading. I chose this only based on three character appearing in some pop culture media (like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). Wilde has an incredible way with words in this story, drawing the reader into Dorian's world as well as into the minds of his "friends", like the Devil and Angel (or maybe just a lesser Devil) sitting upon his shoulders. The reader is equally fantastic (despite the occasional audible swallowing). My only complaint is that this is abridged with key scenes and at least one character missing, and I could not find any indication from the picture or description. Only a search afterwards tipped me to missing something when I read in a Cliff Notes quiz about Sybil Vane's brother.

Very well done....

(5 Sterne)

The narrator did a great job of expressing one of Wilde's masterpieces: "The Picture of Dorian Grey." It's well worth the time to hear and enjoy.

So well read!

(5 Sterne)

John Gonzales really brought this masterpiece alive. I was so appreciative of and impressed by his highly skilled reading of the book. Thank you JG.

philosophical listen

(5 Sterne)

The Picture of Dorian Gray is always an interesting book to listen to. in this version, John does a good job of reading clearly and calmly.