Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Earphones Award-winning THE DEAD HOUSE by Dawn Kurtagich is performed by Charlotte Parry and Christian Coulson for Hachette Audio. This pair of narrators creates and maintains a full cast of characters, including a girl who disappeared in a school fire years ago and another girl who is revealed through her diary—even though it would seem that she never existed to write one. In a narrative that unfolds through official documents as well as more traditional passages, keeping up with developments of plot and character is enhanced by the audio format, making this great entertainment.
Oscar Wilde’s short classic THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, narrated here by Greg Wise for Naxos AudioBooks, frequently appears on high school reading lists—and for good reasons! The titular character has become synonymous with our human nature of sporting both an exterior face and one, usually more complex and less admirable, we hope to hide from the world. Originally published in a magazine in 1890, the story has provided fertile content for movies, television shows, and theatrical productions around the world. Here’s the opportunity to meet the original, in a reading that channels all the eeriness Wilde intended.
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