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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Hill Narrator: Paul Ansdell Publisher: Long Barn Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

It is not until he glimpses a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a sense of profound unease begins to creep over him and take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk about the woman in black or what happens whenever she is seen.

And Kipps has to stay on in the lonely house, sorting out Mrs. Drablow's papers, when the mist begins to enshroud both it and its surrounding graveyard and the high tide cuts it off from the world beyond. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise Cochrane | 7/22/2013

    " This is a typical scary story, the likes of which would be told in a dark drawing room or around a camp fire, but I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/23/2012

    " Think it's much scarier to see it done right. A little hard to follow in the beginning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/3/2012

    " I was expecting much more from this book and was disapointed it ended so soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ting | 11/22/2011

    " Wonderfully descriptive. I doubt that I will watch the game, there are some really scary jumpy moments in the book, I don't think I can handle it visually on the screen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 7/16/2011

    " I really liked this.it was an easy read maybe a little predictable but enjoyable none the less. A few descriptive passages are memorable to me.shorter than i thought it would be! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shishina | 5/21/2011

    " is a very scary book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 5/14/2011

    " supremely atmospheric tale that sent shivers down my spine throughout, read this after seeing the splendid stage play years ago and despite knowing the plot it still got read in one sitting. Read it this winter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/18/2011

    " I picked up this book because I had seen the theatre production. Not overly spooky, but the atmosphere is kept throughout the book. A great short read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GemS | 4/18/2011

    " A good little creepy read, wasn't really as frightening as I was expecting based on other reviews I had read but still enjoyed it.
    The writing was lovely too, if someone told me it was written in the early 1900's i would have believed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 4/18/2011

    " Less jumpy than the play, after all can a book be jumpy? But without the book there would be no play, and the book is incredibly well written, it certainly tingled my spine! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 4/17/2011

    " Not scary and totally predictable. The reviews totally set me up for disappointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayaprakash | 4/15/2011

    " Subtle, atmosphere-rich story that builds slowly and only unnfolds in its full horror towards the very end. Very effective ghost story in the traditional vein. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 4/13/2011

    " Definitely scary! I'm glad I read most of it during my morning commute, because the few chapters I read alone in the dark were freaky. Can't wait to see Daniel Radcliffe in the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 3/24/2011

    " Short, sweet, and delightfully creepy. Less is definitely more in this book, and I thought the author did a great job of using her prose to evoke a bygone era all while being subtly spooky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 3/21/2011

    " written as an old-fashioned ghost story, good atmosphere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 3/17/2011

    " So, so rehatch of the Gothic genre with a too predictable ending but a few good thrills along the way. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Hill

Susan Hill, a full-time writer since 1963, has written over forty novels, numerous nonfiction books, novellas, short stories, and several books for children. In addition to her writing, she edits short-story compilations, writes a monthly column for the Daily Telegraph, and runs a literary magazine, Books and Company. She has also formed a publishing company, Long Barn Books, inspired by her lifelong admiration for Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press. She was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and has won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards for her adult novels, as well as the Smarties Prize for a children’s book.

About the Narrator

Paul Ansdell has been an actor and voice actor for over twenty years and can be heard narrating numerous audiobooks, including The Woman in Black and I’m the King of the Castle, both by Susan Hill; Deadly Focus by R. C. Bridgestock; and thrillers by Paul Cleave.