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4.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: John Lee, Judy Geeson, Roger Rees, Rosalyn Lando Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Walter Hartright encounters a solitary, terrified, beautiful woman dressed in white on a moonlit night in London, he feels impelled to solve the mystery of her distress. Full of secrets, locked rooms, lost memories, and surprise revelations, The Woman in White features heroine Marian Halcombe and drawing-master Walter Hartright as sleuthing partners pitted against the diabolical Count Fosco and Sir Percival Glyde.

This gothic psychological thriller, a mesmerizing tale of murder, intrigue, madness, and mistaken identity, has gripped the imaginations of readers since its first publication in 1860. The breathtaking tension of Collins’ narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Woman in White has lasted, to our great pleasure, because it is superb storytelling about people who engage our minds and our imaginations.”

    Anne Perry, bestselling author

  • “Collins was a master craftsman, whom many modern mystery-mongers might imitate to their profit.” 

    Dorothy L. Sayers, bestselling mystery author

  • “[A] genuine classic…and, a rare thing among mystery stories, wonderful to reread.”

    Robin Blake, Independent on Sunday (London)

  • “A wonderfully mysterious novel. It is large and sweeping, with skillfully drawn characters, lovely passages, and absolutely haunting scenes, a fully formed nineteenth-century novel with all the trimmings.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Diabolical plans are afoot when the wealthy, young Laura Fairlie is targeted in a conspiracy to serve her cruel husband’s whims. Since Collins tells the story through a series of individual narratives, the publisher chose a talented cast of actors to deliver the various points of view. Roger Rees portrays Laura’s brave friend, Walter Hartright, with the feeling and candor so evident in his personality. Equally compelling is Rosalyn Landor’s depiction of Marian Halcombe in a rational but genuine tone. All the actors give much attention to the various dialects and foreign accents as they embody the array of characters. The production not only draws the listener into the thrilling mystery but also offers a lot of fun along the way.”


  • “Both fans and newcomers to this classic suspense novel will enjoy the narrators’ light British accents. The actors use varied vocal rhythms and patterns to distinguish educated upper-class characters from those lower on the pecking order. Especially effective are the convincing (and sometimes hilariously accented) voice of sinister Fosco; the stilted, sighing tones of hypochondriac patriarch Frederick Fairlie; and the sure, confident sounds of Marian Halcombe.”


  • Winner of the Audie Award Audie Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeannie | 2/20/2014

    " Very interesting book. Had me hooked right from the begining. Great characters and well written. Good suspense. The language is a bit hard to read at times but the authors description of each character is so well done that you feel you know exactly why they act as they do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bardin | 2/18/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books. The writing is fantastic, but amazingly enough, extremely accessible. The characters (save Laura Fairlie) are all quite memorable, especially Count Fosco and Ms. Halcombe. The style, told through the voices of various characters appears to be a specialty for Wilkie Collins, and he does it considerably well. There is nothing super-illuminating or "deep" about this book. It is just a great, entertaining, fun story, better than perhaps any "mystery" book written today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 2/18/2014

    " A good read, long but never boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by K | 2/18/2014

    " I loved it! I have to admit it does get slow about a third-of-the-way in, but it recovers and it is totally worth it. Two thumbs way up. "

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