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  • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

By: Oscar Wilde
Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
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Summary

Lord Arthur Saviles's Crime is a masterpiece of polished cynicism, in which poison, explosive clocks, and finally murder forerun married bliss.

Each of the eight stories here were published in the heyday of Wilde's career, between 1887 and 1891.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A decent collection of humorous stories.

I will say that someone at audible needs to sort out the chapters on this thing. There are 8 stories included and they are split across 6 untitled chapters, so that stories continue over chapter breaks and new stories start mid chapter. Each story should be its own chapter, and titled, so that someone can find a specific story if they want; as it is now, they'd be lost.

I also note that the description doesn't provide a list of stories, and it is not the same as the collection of this name listed on wikipedia, so here it is:
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
The Canterville Ghost
The Model Millionaire
The Fisherman and His Soul
The Young King
The Happy Prince
The Devoted Friend
The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

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Funny and touching

Great narration by a great actor. Old tales that could have been written today. I'll definitely be listening to these tales again.

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wonderfully entertaining

Derek Jacobi reading classic stories by Oscar Wilde, it doesn't get much better than that!

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Some great, some okay

This is a series of short stories. Some are absolutely brilliant, some are just okay.

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Excellent

Really enjoyed the telling of these classic stories, some of which were new to me. Fantastic narration, especially for my all time favourite 'The Happy Prince' which brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

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Some excellent

It gets better. For me the early tales were silly and Jacobi not the right reader. But the later ones were superb and Jacobi perect.

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Waste of all, how do you get this as crime stories

Fed up with TV junk, now audible are filling not thrilling, shocking rubbish no 4 or 5 star

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