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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (44,093 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge, Hugh Dickson, Teresa Gallagher, Allan Corduner, Marie Collett Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A dark and humid night on a London highway... a ghostly woman asking directions... and the reader is away on a tale of deceit, murder, madness, stolen identities and scheming cads, elaborate plots and outrageous coincidences, in the company of some of the most extraordinary characters in fiction. Hailed as a classic the moment it was written in 1859, The Woman in White uses a dozen different narrators to tell the tale of a man's determination to save the woman he loves, in the face of the worst intentions of the sly Sir Percival Glyde and the magnificent Count Fosco.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katharine Holden | 2/19/2014

    " Loved it, in all its 19th century overblown, overdramatized, wordy glory. Especially loved the narrator's theory that Mother Nature had a "vegetable" preoccupation" when she made Mrs. Vesey and that's why Mrs. Vsey has all the vitality of a cabbage. Also, loved the hard-faced Mrs. Catherick who revels in having lived down her scandolous life and rushes to the window every time the vicar passes just to enjoy the fact that she is respectable enough now (and donates enough $) to make him bow politely to her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dani | 2/14/2014

    " After reading "Drood" a couple years ago I became more aware of Wilkie Collins, a contemporary of Charles Dickens, and thought it would be fun to check out this... the most famous of Collins' work... and also what is considered the first "Mystery" novel. The actual story is a good one, and probably very exciting for the Victorian times in which it was written, but the man does drag it on and on. My buddy, Matt, reminded me that this book was introduced as a "serial," bit by bit, and that when serials were popular, they'd be purposely drawn out longer. That does explain a lot, but the pace is definitely slow. Collins is not one to quickly get to any point. Plus, the book is very passive and told through the reading of letters and testimony regarding a past event. Nothing is happening "now." Some of the more exciting points of the tale (deaths, fires, etc...) are not described in any detail at all really... possibly because it would have been too scandalous for the time to do so? So... story in general = cool. Length/pace of the book = ughhhhh. "

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

    " Interesting in that is was supposed to be one of the first "thrillers". Was kind of draggy by modern standards. Could picture Victorian ladies gasping at passages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Люся MooN | 2/3/2014


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