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Extended Audio Sample The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,180 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Carole Boyd, David Rintoul Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This classic story focusses on a naïve governess who takes charge of two children at the lonely House of Bly. When she begins to see ghosts, she believes that the children do too - with devastating consequences.

More than just a simple tale of the supernatural, James poses questions about childhood innocence, corruption, and hysteria. 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 by Lisa James | 2/19/2014

    " Twisted & creepy, this is an excellent ghost story. I'd heard about it for years, but was never brave enough to attempt a story this old till now. I'm really glad I did! The ending, for those who have NOT read it, is rather startling :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Noah | 2/4/2014

    " Too much of an exercise for my liking. For me the story couldn't breath because James suffocated it in postmodern tricks (though, of course, he wouldn't have called them that since the term did not yet exist). Plus, it's almost all telling, very little showing, so I never got a good sense of the children's behavior, nor of the estate as a whole. Again, I understand why James trapped the story in the narrator's consciousness, but I think he sacrificed too much for that brooding, insular tone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne | 1/29/2014

    " Ah, the wordy horrors of neurosis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/21/2014

    " I can't say I enjoyed reading this short story as much as I did other Henry James books but it still was a pretty good read. The writing is impeccable, of course, but I think the plot and characters somehow lacked substance. Many questions are asked, little answers are given. One question in particular has been bugging me since I finished the book: what had the boy done to be expelled from school? If anybody finds out, please let me know! "

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