Classics Audiobook Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Listeners will be enchanted by James Warwick’s narration of Oscar Wilde’s famous and controversial novel. The story involves a man named Dorian Gray who has been corrupted by his youth and physical beauty. Several productions of this classic have already been produced, but Warwick’s performance is simply arresting. He narrates in a strong voice with an elegant cadence and vocal color that befits each character and the overall tone of the work. Any hint of monotony in the middle can be attributed to slow moments in Wilde’s writing. Overall, Warwick’s performance is smooth and melodic. The audiobook also comes with an interview with Warwick in which he recounts his own life as a gay man in 1960s London. A.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2019]

Originally appears at AudioFile Magazine