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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,140 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Emma Fielding, Dermot Kerrigan Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Released in our new Young Adult Classics format, Henry James's classic ghost story is a masterpiece of the supernatural. The tale is taken from the diary of a governess, who describes her mounting sense of paranoia at the relationship between her two wards and the ghostly figures that haunt the estate.

Menacing, ambiguous and haunted by a pervading sense of evil, The Turn of the Screw is one of the most powerful and enduring tales of the 19th century. Emma Fielding gives a compelling reading of a story in which nothing is certain, and madness lurks around every corner. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 2/10/2014

    " For such a short novella, this felt awfully long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 2/10/2014

    " it was between ok and liked it really. Best part about it was the way he conveyed the increase in the characters hysteria, worst was the plot necessary to explain these emotional environments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndi | 1/13/2014

    " This book is all about communication. And neglect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather G | 1/11/2014

    " Used to drive my Novels classes crazy with this one...hmmm! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny Taylor-jones | 1/10/2014

    " Although this is a short story I really didn't enjoy it until it was discussed at book club, through other peoples points of view I could appreciate it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Polly | 1/10/2014

    " An exercise in, if I may use such a phrase, and, indeed, I must, since, having exhausted my mind in the search for an alternative description, and having arrived at no other more apt term, the usage of commas. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tricia Meek | 12/26/2013

    " The story started off with such promise, I thought it was well written and the characters well developed however, the ending ruined the whole thing. A lot of the plot line, including the story from the first couple of chapters, were completely unresolved and I was left wondering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fulya | 12/19/2013

    " Perfect as a ghost story. Perfect as a psychological thriller. Perfect as a novel. Perfect plot, perfect characterization. Marvellous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Plasom-scott | 12/15/2013

    " Still find his style extraordinary after all these years since first reading it. Frustrating at times, but the ambiguity - and at times incoherence - suit his purpose well in this deliberately ambiguous story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carissa | 12/15/2013

    " Chose 5 stars for this book because Henry James was and always will be a genius. Haunting and ghastly, "The Turn of the Screw" remains a classic now and always. So happy that I finally made the time to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 12/2/2013

    " This story is "crazy" good. I love scary stories where you can't tell if something supernatural is going on or if the character is going slowly insane. Hawthorne's style does mean lengthly descriptive sentences, but I personally like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 3/2/2013

    " 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 Lori Arnold | 6/2/2012

    " This book is SO scary that I'm bothered reading it alone before my husband comes to bed. Who knew a BOOK could be so scary?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim W. Brown | 2/9/2012

    " Fifth of public-domain classics I never read from Project Gutenberg read on my iPod using iBooks software. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heman | 12/14/2011

    " As ludicrous as the Victorian sensibilities in this book are, it is still a very spooky yet elegant book. It is a castle ruin of words and a web of vagueness. But godawful neurotic and intolerably ... Victorian. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen Marty | 10/9/2009

    " Actually, I read this book for school. Have to do a book report until 10/23/10. But, I enjoy reading it. Don't know yet where it is leading... "

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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.