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The Importance of Being Earnest (Version 4)

Gelesen von Phil Chenevert

(4,716 Sterne; 58 Bewertungen)

This is a solo recording of the play, meaning that all parts including stage directions are performed by one person. LibriVox has three excellent dramatic recordings with all the parts played by different people so if that is more to your taste, please listen to them.
Little needs to be said about the play itself, a sparkling example of Wilde's amazing ability to poke fun at almost everyone while making you laugh out loud at the witty sayings sprinkled throughout the acts. As to the plot, if you don't know it already, let me just say that it involves two young English men who fall madly and instantly in love with two young English.women who of course love them back mainly because their name is Earnest. Unfortunately, that is not their names and there are many bumps and crashes on the road to the happy wedding bells. I only hope I have done justice to this jewel of a play. Please listen and enjoy ! (2 hr 38 min)


First Act


Read by Phil Chenevert

Second Act


Read by Phil Chenevert

Third Act


Read by Phil Chenevert


entertaining play

(5 Sterne)

A play read by one man. He does this well, it's obvious who is speaking and he gives brief stage directions as well. I tried listening to another version read by several different people but the quality/volume differences between the characters was annoying. I preferred this version. The story is entertaining, as poking fun at the frivolity of the upper class usually is.

Very well read!

(5 Sterne)

I agree with one other review - tried other readings (with variety of readers) but the difference in quality and volume was too much for me, this is definitely the best one!

Wonderfully Read

(5 Sterne)

Phil Chenevert's voice is distinct, only gently ornamented for character voices, yet allows the text to shine through. The even pace makes this my favorite version of the play I've yet seen.

(5 Sterne)

The reader did a fantastic job playing all the roles at once and the story was hilarious


(3 Sterne)

It wasn't my teast of read but some people might like it.

The Importance of Being Earnest (version 4)

(5 Sterne)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!