Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories (Unabridged)
by Oscar Wilde
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"Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s. Written with inspired poetic intensity and sudden flowerings of the matchless wit for which he is so well remembered, the stories combine the wisdom of parables with the impact of drama. I have loved them since I was a child: indeed they continue to make a child of me. I do not mind admitting that at the recording some passages were hard to read out loud without choking. I hope you will be as entranced by them as I have always been." written by Stephen Fry.
Absolutely brilliant. I refer to both the writing and the reading.
I'm just downloading it now, but I can tell you from experience that I would listen to Stephen Fry read the phonebook. I've heard all of the Harry Potter books as read by Stephen, and being a fan of Mr. Wilde, I can only imagine how wonderful this is based on the small preview provided. Buy it! Buy it now!
Worth every cent!
I have always loved Stephen Fry, and I always describe him to friends as a sort of modern Oscar Wilde. This wonderful audiobook only proves me right. Stephen is quite at home with Oscar's sense of humor, always delivering it effectively. I especially like how it sounds as if he's just telling a story instead of reading from a book. I think that any fan of Stephen Fry's or Oscar Wilde's will enjoy this!
Wonderful writing and reading, but all one track?
The only reason I don't give this a full 5 stars is because the book downloads as one 2.25 hour track. Why is it not broken up, one story per track?