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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Carole Boyd Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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The narrator is a young governess, sent off to a country house to take charge of two orphaned children. She finds a pleasant house and a comfortable housekeeper, while the children are beautiful and charming. But she soon begins to feel the presence of intense evil.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patrick | 2/19/2014

    " You know, for a ghost story this wasn't scary at all. In fact, I would call it a snooze-fest. 1.5 stars out of 5 (rounded down). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Day | 2/12/2014

    " I read this as a young teenager, then it was required in a creative writing course. Amazing. Best to read in a group so you can discuss, interpret it in its original context, and as a milestone in the history of American fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zach Walraven | 2/8/2014

    " I know everyone thinks this is great, and it is well written, I just found it kind of boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed it and found it interesting but somehow my expectations weren't fully met. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 bananya | 1/29/2014

    " i hate henry james not for the literary gymnastics and mastery of word play that he wields on each and every page. i hate henry james because every one of his stories, seems to me, to have a cold rotten black heart. now, i love melancholy, depressive characters and unhappy endings much more than most people i know and much more than i love not using caps i might add. sylvia plath is easy reading to me. but with james, the only redeeming quality is his linguistic prowess. strip all of that away and you've got flowers in the attic. yep. i went there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/25/2014

    " This book did not meet up to my expectations. I can see where the book, The Lady in Black, could have derived from this story as there are quite a few similarities; however, The Lady in Black was more suspenseful and read much better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 1/24/2014

    " Kinda creepy,and confusing...ended too abruptly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Brown | 1/18/2014

    " Excellent. Creepy story telling. Promotes dialogue about the protagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lola | 1/6/2014

    " Scaring and terrific. Loved the plot and the classic ghosts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Lodge | 12/31/2013

    " Certainly spooky and odd. Perhaps too obscure for real popularity. I don't like books about children generally, either. But this is a memorable effort. I like James's shorter fiction better than his novels, really, but there are more interesting stories than this in his output. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shari | 12/22/2013

    " Only got through 38%, glad I didn't have to pay for this one. Too wordy, old style writing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paige | 12/16/2013

    " I didn't like the ambiguous ending, although I can see why literature classes might enjoy analyzing the book. It wasn't a fun and entertaining read, which is what I was expecting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 11/30/2013

    " What a bizarre little story... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kolan | 11/17/2013

    " 13 when I read this. still say the governess was the cause of miles death!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Graedel Partington | 11/2/2013

    " One of my all-time favorites! A perfect book for Halloween - a terrific psychological ghost story. The Turn of the Screw is a classic example of a work that employs the "unreliable narrator," causing the reader to question the very foundations of the narrative as the story unfolds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 8/20/2013

    " from my journal in 2001: it was wordy in an old-fashioned British way and also such in its prenetious, strained interpersonal relations, but it was a pretty good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Mcdonnell | 1/2/2013

    " If you love mystery and slightly chilling fiction - this is it. One of those books that I couldn't put down, but had me hiding underneath the covers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 11/13/2012

    " This is a brilliant book! So many layers of meaning and ambiguities, Henry James was a genius and an excellent story teller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MountainShelby | 8/29/2012

    " One of those books that has the power to transform the way we look at the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lenny | 7/30/2012

    " Excelente - No pude dejar la lectura hasta el final "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Lovitch | 7/26/2012

    " I feel like there was a lot of juicy subtext going on that I didn't pick up because the actual wording of the story was ridiculously verbose and convoluted. I might re-read this in the future just to try to get the full experience. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Carole Boyd’s theater work includes a year performing with Alan Ayckbourn’s Scarborough Company where she created the role of June in Way Upstream, while her television credits include Hetty Wainthropp Investigates and Mystery!: Campion. Boyd also plays the notorious Lynda Snell in The Archers, is a regular reader on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please, and has won three audiobook awards for her recordings.