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4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10 (150 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, Judy Geeson Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781455195404
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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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernadette | 2/17/2014

    " I consider the plot surprisingly modern though, being written in the mid-19th century, the writing is more florid? densely-worded? in a manner in keeping with the Dickens and Lewis Carol I've read from that period. Though I wouldn't have patience from a modern author mimicking the style, I enjoyed it as an authentic perspective on the culture of the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Ducote | 2/16/2014

    " An early relic of a mystery. I prefer more modern mysteries, but for his time Wilkie Collins knows how to pull in a reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jlhenkel | 2/10/2014

    " Great suspense. well thought out - even if the author had to modify some of the dates to make it all line up correctly after a journalist picked it apart back in the day. The story is good, and the bad guy is bad.....scary bad....because there is such a level of evil in what he does, all with a grace and smile about him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meshell | 2/9/2014

    " A very slow start but a good read :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noelle | 2/8/2014

    " Oh. my. word. FINALLY FINISHED. This book seriously took me about 6 months to finish due to school and life getting in the way. However, this is probably one of the best books I have ever read. It was worth the time and the wait for the ending. I LOVE Wilkie Collins! This was one of the most fantastic mystery novels I have read yet and I absolutely loved the detail (although the amount of detail and plot twists in this story are part of what took so long for me to finish). Words really cannot describe how excellent this book is. I recommend it to everyone who loves a good shock and a lovely plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade Dermody | 2/7/2014

    " Loved this book from start till finished. Wilkie Collins is one of my all time favourite writers. A story that includes mystery, thriller and romance "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Rasch barnett | 2/6/2014

    " I would recommend for it's beautiful 19 th century writing. Classic mystery but by today's standards short on surprises and long on rehashing events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina (Bettina) | 2/4/2014

    " Picked this up in an airport bookstore for something to read, all I had was $10 cash...not a bad buy. Somewhat predicatable but most novels are but the classics have a style of writing sorely missed today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Thorpe | 1/31/2014

    " If I could give this more than 5 stars I would. I am no good at reviews but I wish I could read this again for the first time. Collins is as if not more exciting than Dickens but more accessible! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicola Borasinski | 1/30/2014

    " Although this mammoth book is slow to start and drags on for hundreds of pages, the insight into Victorian society is marvellous. The issue surrounding femininity and asylums is bought to the front as you lose yourself in the complicated web of relationships surrounding Anne Catherick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthrodiva Stommen | 1/26/2014

    " Everyone should read Wilkie Collins. He was a friend of Dickens and the ur-progenitor of all detective/mystery fiction, which when you think about it, requires quite a number of things to come together: a social construct of crime, a discipline that deals with it, media that reports it as something that concerns all citizens... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/26/2014

    " Fabulous book, a real page-turner which I have read twice. First detective story novelist, first use of multiple voices and unreliable narrators. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina Gonsalves | 1/25/2014

    " Wilkie Collions was a much better writer than I suspected. Really enjoyed it, but it is long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda Alves | 1/24/2014

    " Great read.....engrossing....a classic in every way! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meshell | 1/15/2014

    " A very slow start but a good read :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Weitz | 1/13/2014

    " Enjoyed the story - had trouble "putting it down" (aka turning it off - I "read" it mostly as an audiobook.) Wilkie Collins is a favorite author, but not quite as high on my list as Dickens, of course. I thought I read this book for Book Tea years ago, but I am wondering now if I ever finished it. There was just so much of the story I did not remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Allen | 1/12/2014

    " I absolutely loved this - it read like a fast-paced thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbie Bashore | 1/12/2014

    " Surprisingly readable for 19th century literature. Interesting plot, with a number of twists--many predictable, but a few that were a surprise. The characters of Marian, Roscoe, and Mr. Fairlie were fun, even when I didn't "like" them. Dragged quite a bit for me, especially the third part. I was tempted to skip ahead and find the "answers," but I'm proud to say that I resisted that temptation. I enjoyed the technique of using the voices of different characters telling their own experiences of the plot, as it unfolded. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Ann | 1/11/2014

    " I had a hard time putting this Victorian mystery novel down. I read the first 200 pages of this 600+ book on the flights back to Birmingham from Portland. Then, the for the next several evenings after getting home from work, I had lots of things I needed to do; instead, I read this book until I finished it. But, I am in good company. Evidently, the British Prime Minister William Gladstone skipped a night at the theatre so that he could keep reading this book. The use of several narrators to tell the story - sort of like a trial uses multiple witnesses to discover the truth - is effective. Good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 1/9/2014

    " It's been about 5 years since I read this, so I can't remember details. But I do remember how much I LOVED it at the time. Was completely hooked! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquie Vonhunnius | 1/8/2014

    " Sheri Goodman Waldie, YOU OWE ME A BOOK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/7/2014

    " Still the best crime story ever written "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June | 1/6/2014

    " As a lover of Classic authors, I found this a wonderful story. Loved the twists and turns, the flowery descriptions, and the clever plot idea. Probably not for the lovers of fast-paced whodunits though... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/5/2014

    " Absolutely incredible book! I don't think I ever truly understood what a conspiracy was before reading this book, so many plot twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi | 1/4/2014

    " It was interesting. I really did like it, but not quite 4 stars. It's told from several different perspectives and I enjoyed this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlina | 12/27/2013

    " victorian - solid mystery - slooooooooow build "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 12/25/2013

    " Absolutely amazing.....I loved it! Wilkie Collins was vastly underrated. In my opinion, it's a must read for anyone who loves classics and has not ye read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 12/25/2013

    " A terrific Gothic novel and one of the first mystery novels ever written. It's a story of mistaken identities, insane asylums, secret societies, friendship, and romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annita | 12/22/2013

    " long story but well written. PRedictable ending. Great character development especially Fosco and Hartright. Lame spy connection. Missed out on the opportunity to develop Farlie and his nervous habits. good read for entertainment! and so it goes on the appropriate shelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly275 | 12/21/2013

    " This was a great story and I enjoyed it, but it was a good thing I had the audio, because I don't know where I would have found the time to read it. It took me twenty hours to listen to it on my Ipod! Fabulous audio, but I honestly don't think I would have finished it just reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Williad | 12/20/2013

    " absolutely brilliant!!!!, beautifully written. to me a better author than Dickens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fouad Jaber | 12/19/2013

    " very fascinating turn of events, although the end was predictable (after persival died) nevertheless a great novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina (Bettina) | 12/19/2013

    " Picked this up in an airport bookstore for something to read, all I had was $10 cash...not a bad buy. Somewhat predicatable but most novels are but the classics have a style of writing sorely missed today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi Berkshire | 12/18/2013

    " Very Victorian It seemed to take many days to read this book and I did enjoy it. The plot was convoluted and kept me wondering. Marian was by far the most interesting character thus she was bound to the life of. Maiden lady!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri Jacobson | 12/16/2013

    " This is a really outstanding book on many levels. The story is very compelling and lures you in and keeps you turning pages. It[s a VIct0an thriller, though I'm sure the didn't call it such at the time. The author, Wilkie Collins, is known as the father of the English detective novel, and you can certainly See the template for authors such as Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie and P. D. James. The author was a friend of Charles Dickens, and the character development and the fast-paces plot are very Dickensian. I enjoyed this book tremendously and highly recommend it, especially for any mystery buffs. This work by Collins is also considered as the first English "sensation novel." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 12/11/2013

    " a good mystery so far! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/11/2013

    " A little slow at some points, but mostly entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 12/9/2013

    " I know English lit from this period incl the flourishing language of the time, and that has always been a challenge for me. But some text in this book seemed so drawn out I could barely handle it. The story is an interesting one. However, I feel the resolve was to easily handed to the hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra Stranick | 12/4/2013

    " Amazing book. Don't like the size scare you off, it's a good 800 pages :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Tolle | 12/3/2013

    " Wonderful read. One of the first classics which has kept my interest from start to finish. The writing style seems so much more contemporary than expected. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed Park | 12/3/2013

    " I read this book a while ago and forgot to edit it, but it was very well written and enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delia Remington | 12/1/2013

    " The only reason why this book might seem cliche is because it set a standard for the mystery genre. Excellent novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josette Grossnickle | 12/1/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book! Suspenseful and really kept me wanting to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Millin | 12/1/2013

    " A classic I have always wanted to read - I might be interested in seeing one of the many films now. The narrative changes hands in a way that adds interest, and the novel works really well as a mystery, although the final twist about the Count is weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquie Vonhunnius | 11/29/2013

    " Sheri Goodman Waldie, YOU OWE ME A BOOK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauri | 11/27/2013

    " Wow, I forgot what a great book this is. Five stars for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaki | 11/15/2013

    " So many secrets! And twists! Just as one thread of the mystery wraps up, another one pops into view...quite enjoyable, even though the era's writing style isn't my favorite. Great characters, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry | 11/15/2013

    " The book is very good.The character of the teacher was perfect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elin | 10/24/2013

    " Not sure it needed to be so long....but you have to admire a writer that can create a character like Count Fosco...wow. What a character! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 10/16/2013

    " My dad says this is the scariest book he ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nuwandalice | 10/12/2013

    " Reread this for the first time 6 years. Enjoyed it JUST as much! Had forgotten a lot of the details and was glued to the pages! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annita | 10/6/2013

    " long story but well written. PRedictable ending. Great character development especially Fosco and Hartright. Lame spy connection. Missed out on the opportunity to develop Farlie and his nervous habits. good read for entertainment! and so it goes on the appropriate shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 9/5/2013

    " Ha, read this one for a class. Next time, I will look at the course description before signing up for a class just because it met in the basement of my dorm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorian | 8/20/2013

    " Terrifically enjoyable! Now I know what inspired Sarah Waters's FINGERSMITH. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 8/17/2013

    " I first had listened to the musical based on the same story. I am listening to the audio version as I exercise. It is really good for that purpose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Hogan | 8/10/2013

    " One of the original detective stories written in the 1800's. Held my interest, but was so long-winded. It could have ended at 300 pages, but went on for 200 more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ophelia | 7/20/2013

    " I'm glad I didn't read the unabridged version ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/19/2013

    " Loved this book. Like the way it was written in diary form. Written in this form the characters weren't confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frankie | 5/30/2013

    " A mystery book. Quite long, but enjoyable. I had to look up a lot of words for definitions. Goes to show how the English language has deteriorated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mehjabin | 5/18/2013

    " a great piece of literary work !! a super thriller.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josephine | 2/28/2013

    " listened to this book on audio via CraftLit. Love Heather. She brings so much insight to a book that as a casual reader you don't always get out of a story. It's a wonderful story of the fate of women in the time period. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 2/10/2013

    " I hope some one dispatches the heroine soon. Really annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Macktan | 2/8/2013

    " I read a lot of Wilkie Collins in grad school. His other book--No Name--a real thriller, is on my book list. I believe I liked it even more than The Woman in White. He's a very visual writer and does some startling things with the language to help you see his characters and their surroundings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Allen | 1/31/2013

    " I absolutely loved this - it read like a fast-paced thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debsp | 1/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed this story. It had a bit of everything in it, mystery, intrigue, romance. I loved the variety of characters and their personalities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benoit Turgeon | 12/17/2012

    " I absolutely loved this book. Very intriguing story with great characters. The antagonists are so so detestable, but you really get attached to the protagonists. I recommend this book to everybody. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn Komiya | 11/23/2012

    " I bought this book at B&N, because it was on sale. After reading the first 3 chapters I couldn't put it down. It's one of the books that you stay up till 2:00 a.m. just because you can't put it down. If you like Jane Eyre then this will be a favorite for you to! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 10/26/2012

    " An odd book filled with suspense and unexpected twist if events that changes all their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Stauderman | 10/18/2012

    " Nora Ephron mentions this terrific mystery murder novel in her memoir as a gripping story with a great heroine. And it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meshell | 10/1/2012

    " A very slow start but a good read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodie | 9/23/2012

    " It took me forever to finish this-finally motivated to do so by the library's summer reading program. So glad I did. It was an excellent book-the first who done it mystery type. I do love the classics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fouad Jaber | 9/18/2012

    " very fascinating turn of events, although the end was predictable (after persival died) nevertheless a great novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Divya | 7/15/2012

    " really a worth-reading book..its a bit lengthy; bt not dragging at any point..all those who like mystery as well as classics will thoroughly enjoy this book,as i have done..esp the language of the book is so classy, dat it makes you feel like you r flowing through the story... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorian | 7/10/2012

    " Terrifically enjoyable! Now I know what inspired Sarah Waters's FINGERSMITH. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 5/30/2012

    " I love Wilkie Collins. He is one, if not the first, mystery writers! This is one of my favorite books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/25/2012

    " An odd book filled with suspense and unexpected twist if events that changes all their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 5/24/2012

    " A bit long but some fantastic twists at the end that I genuinely did not see coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara Kelly | 5/19/2012

    " It was a good mystery with a lot of twists, but OH. MY. GOD. SO. SLOW. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mortira | 5/4/2012

    " Surprisingly chilling and positively delightful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/29/2012

    " This is the first Wilkie Collins book I've read, and it proves what I've always thought: Classics are unbeatable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LiteraryTiger | 3/19/2012

    " I didn't expect to like it so much. If you savor secrets and twisty pretzel plots, this might be right up your alley. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June Schwarz | 2/18/2012

    " This book is a blast. I read it yearly, and have a very good unabridged audio read by Ian Holm, as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/12/2012

    " A bit long but some fantastic twists at the end that I genuinely did not see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rima | 1/31/2012

    " An early thriller, as we find out who the mysterious woman in white is, what her secret is, what happens to her doppelganger, and whether or not a crime has been committed. It's a Victorian crime drama. The audio version has been dramatized which makes it more fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Barrera | 1/11/2012

    " Absolutely fantastic read. Captivating and scandalous for its time. Well thought out, organized and attentive to the reader. A must read for all ages!!! This book surpasses my previous favorite and moves to #1 Classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marian | 12/30/2011

    " One of the best mysteries ever written. Depth, character development, suspense, superb villain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 12/24/2011

    " A very long book. Written many many years ago it was an interesting read. Not a thriller but some interesting twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 12/22/2011

    " Enjoyable classic, well written, and entertaining. I became just slighly impatient at the slow pace of the very end, but no other complaints. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Rogers | 11/6/2011

    " Absolutely loved it! Carted it around everywhere with me like a companion. Going to miss it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aidan Hopkins | 11/3/2011

    " Such a boring book, doesn't even deserve any more saying about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 9/28/2011

    " Loved this book. British lit with some twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Van Wormer | 9/22/2011

    " I think of this as the first popular mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 9/20/2011

    " I love a great classic and this was a great classic. I loved how Collins used different voices/narratives to weave his story and i loved the unexpected twists and turns that occurred just when you ought you had it figured out. A total page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 9/9/2011

    " Reading this book ignited in me a passion for Victorian literature. Collins was a friend and contemporary of Dickens. I am more intrigued by Collins' writing. Quiet mystery, a female heroine I admire, a rascally villain you love to hate. A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rowena | 8/31/2011

    " This was the book that helped me fall in love with classics after a hate-hate relationship with them in High School. I will always thank my dear friend Paule for buying me this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Barrera | 7/25/2011

    " Absolutely fantastic read. Captivating and scandalous for its time. Well thought out, organized and attentive to the reader. A must read for all ages!!! This book surpasses my previous favorite and moves to #1 Classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy | 7/19/2011

    " My only complaint is how long it is.... I had to keep at it when I just wanted it to come to its conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 5/17/2011

    " started off listening to it on the CraftLit podcast but couldn't wait through all the cliffhangers (wilkie is a master). I did find it less suspensful after the big event but still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 5/13/2011

    " Just let it all wash over you. A perfect novel to read on vacation. Or if you've been reading a lot of D.A. Miller and Foucault. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 5/12/2011

    " My foray into the classic that is The Woman in White was a brilliant start. Wilkie Collins is a very clever writer and the characters were well rounded and sinister. Gothic horror at its best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 5/10/2011

    " Excellent book for mystery lovers and classic book lovers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 5/4/2011

    " I've decided to reread it.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 4/29/2011

    " Wow, this one took me a long time to read! Of course, I had a few interruptions, but I ended up really liking it and it always helps when it is a great ending. It was a little slow for me in spots and the "mystery" was definitely not the non stop thrillers of today, but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbrackers3 | 4/27/2011

    " One of the best classics I have read. I highly recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 4/22/2011

    " I read the Project Gutenberg version.

    Very enjoyable. A bit of a pot-boiler, but fun, and much loved by later writers, such as T.S. Eliot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 4/22/2011

    " I basically read this book in one sitting with my hair standing up on end the entire time. Not really, it took me a week or so, but that's pretty impressive considering I was listening to a freakishly long audio book. Intriguing, exciting, tragic, and totally mysterious. "

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

    " good villain in this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquie Vonhunnius | 11/26/2010

    " Sheri Goodman Waldie, YOU OWE ME A BOOK. "

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About the Author
Author Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) is best known for his novels The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone, which has been called the finest detective story ever written. A number of his works were collaborations with his close friend, Charles Dickens.

About the Narrators

Roger Rees, Welsh stage, film, and television actor and, more recently, narrator of audiobooks, is known on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States he received a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Nicholas Nickleby. American TV viewers are familiar with Roger from Cheers, in which he played Robin Colcord. As for audiobooks, Roger has performed in a wide variety of programs, from the L.A. Theatre Works’ production of Lady Windmere’s Fan, to mystery anthologies such as Malice Domestic and thrillers like Pop Goes the Weasel.

Rosalyn Landor has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the Audie Award. She has worked as an actor since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. Her extensive list of credits includes leading roles in film, theater, and audio productions, as well as in various miniseries on all the major television networks and in such productions as Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and Rumpole of the Bailey.

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.