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3.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 5 3.37 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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This deeply sensitive and provocative collection includes The Beast of the Jungle (considered to be one of Henry James' best), The Altar of the Dead, The Birthplace, The Liar, and The Middle Years. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/27/2014

    " James really have as a gift for vivid depictions of tumultuous psyches and psychological depth. He keeps everything very vague and ambiguous which certainly adds stately eeriness of the narrative. This is definitely an archetype for low-key and truly haunting ghost stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie Snook | 1/19/2014

    " I love love love Henry James; I can handle a long sentence, especially ones as lovely as his. Turn of the Screw is such a wonderful ghost story. It's real creepiness lies in it's ambiguity--you never really know whether the ghosts are real or not, so you're left wondering whether the horror is in the insanity of the governess or the evil of the spirits. Good, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle Sanzone | 1/11/2014

    " It's a mystery but also supposed to be a horror....I guess it takes a lot more to scare me. Overall, a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Lofstedt | 1/5/2014

    " This was my introduction to Henry James. The Turn of the Screw was the most enjoyable story of the lot, but all of them left me with a sense of wanting more. The stories end abruptly which can be frustrating. His writing is at times difficult to understand and many times I needed to reference a dictionary. I'm looking forward to watching movies based on some of these stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 12/25/2013

    " I'm reviewing a theatrical adaptation of "The Turn of the Screw" next week (timed with Halloween -- yay?) so I figured I ought to read it first. I never had to read Henry James for school, so I would consider that at least a minor hole in my education. (I've since read Daisy Miller and Washington Square, both of which I liked, but not as much as I like anything from Edith Wharton.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 12/7/2013

    " this is a re-read for me. oh how i love Henry James :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James | 12/5/2013

    " Couldn't follow and didn't read all of the stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jocelyn | 11/24/2013

    " Weird story, but fascinating too. I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I started, but knew I had to finish to find out who was really the crazy one. Short fiction is a SO in a category of its own! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 10/16/2013

    " I love all Henry James. I savor each sentence. Psychologically intriguing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JL Weldon | 9/23/2013

    " Selection of Henry James' short fiction. I was curious to go back to these stories after reading Toibin's The Master. Interesting - esp. the less well known tales, e.g. "Daisy Miller". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 4/14/2013

    " interesting, weird. not the best, but i only read it because they mentioned it on lost. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/12/2012

    " I read the title story (reread) and several of the others, but not the entire book. Turn of the Screw is very eerie, and I'm still unsure what really happened, although I don't really think there are ghosts involved! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Simpson | 10/10/2012

    " James's stories can be slow going. His attention to detail and exposition sometimes borders on boring for contemporary readers. But "The Turn of the Screw" is too deliciously eerie not to find something to fascinate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 5/31/2012

    " Loved these stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/8/2012

    " I liked these stories because they are just the appropriate amount of creepy. A lot is left up to the reader's interpretation, and that makes them more believable than most horror or ghost stories I have read. I liked this book much more than I thought I would. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 1/10/2012

    " Well this book has some great James in it but I wanted to plug the short stories. I love his shorts including Jolly Corner. I have read another short called The Alter for the Dead. I'm not sure what collection has this one is in but this is a great one as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D | 11/22/2011

    " I feel like I should read more from this guy; for reasons unkown, I don't wanna. Can I watch one of the movies again and call it even? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Namrirru | 10/28/2011

    " I kinda, sorta like Henry James. I'm entertained, but not touched. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 8/6/2011

    " Well, I gave H. James another try and, again, could not like it all that much. Turn of the Screw has quite a bit to recommend it, as I remember, but I just couldn't make it through all the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/20/2011

    " I had to read this for a class. I don't think I read it until the class was long over. I remember enjoying The Turn of the Screw, but the other stories didn't impress me as much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/22/2011

    " The only one I read out od this book was " The Turn of the Screw" and it was excellent and so creepy! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James | 4/1/2011

    " Couldn't follow and didn't read all of the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 3/29/2011

    " I did not enjoy this book. I found Henry James' writting style rather vague, rambling and boring . James' stories are dark and unpleasant . I wanted to like this book, but it gets a 2 star rating from me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/10/2011

    " Loved Washington Square, but was lukewarm about the rest of this collection (even Daisy Miller). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/3/2011

    " I liked these stories because they are just the appropriate amount of creepy. A lot is left up to the reader's interpretation, and that makes them more believable than most horror or ghost stories I have read. I liked this book much more than I thought I would. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelley | 1/3/2011

    " Although Henry James is a master craftsman with the English language, his sentences sometimes become tedious. He still tells a thrilling tale! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raavi | 11/9/2010

    " Pretty spooky, but the language was verbose, and annoyingly ornate. Never did like Henry James and his pretensions at being a "British" writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chip | 10/28/2010

    " Taking me a while to get into this. James' usual slightly off-putting needlessly complicated prose style getting in the way of the story. Sticking with it though....as I am looking forward to getting to Washington Square and Daisy Miller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 6/8/2010

    " very good. enjoy the debate about what actually happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francesca | 4/28/2010

    " This book was an interesting read because you can read it over and over and get a different story every time. No questions are fully answered James sets up the story so that the reader uses their imagination and assumes what actually happens. "

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About the Author
Author Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916), American novelist, short-story writer, and man of letters, was born in Washington Place, New York, to a family of distinguished philosophers and theologians. He attended schools in New York, Boston, and throughout Europe, where he later settled. A major figure in the history of the novel, he is celebrated as a master craftsman who brought his great art and impeccable technique to bear in the development of abiding moral themes.