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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (44,103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey, and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright's midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future.

Walter's new work as a drawing master takes him to Limmeridge House, in Cumberland. There he meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white. She, however, is soon to marry the financially embarrassed Sir Percival Glyde. Events at Limmeridge take a surprising turn when Anne Catherick arrives, and Walter recognises her as the mystery figure. It appears that her recent incarceration in a mental asylum was at the behest of Sir Percival, who is all too aware of the secret she holds.

Sir Percival's machinations to gain control of his new bride's wealth put both Laura and Anne in danger, and more than one life will be lost before Walter's mystery of the woman in white can be fully explained. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 2/20/2014

    " Well, I got two copies of "The Woman in White" today. One for me and one for my wife. They are two different editions though. They were the only copies available at the Half Price Book store I went too. I hope this is going to be a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Insanefountain | 2/18/2014

    " Perfectly good book, Count Fosco is an excellent villan. It's just too contrived for my tastes and has yet another insipid Victorian wife. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sashi | 2/16/2014

    " One of my favorite classics, probably read around 1990. The story plot, the suspense, the romance --you name it, this book has it. Sigh..where are books like these, these days? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Madelyn | 1/26/2014

    " I believe this is my favorite book of all time. I love books written in non-traditional ways. This book quenched that thirst. Simply the style of writing is enough to make me love it. The story line was brilliantly thought out and was truly a page turner-A dark mystery without being depressing. Although this book is relatively long I almost wish it were longer. It was my constant companion for while. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jolene | 1/26/2014

    " It was a good. Took a while to get into the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/8/2014

    " Good story -- told from different perspectives, but could have been about 100 pages shorter. "

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

    " 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 Sophie Masson | 10/17/2013

    " The first great 'sensation' novel(thriller), written by an author who was a contemporary of Charles Dickens, this is an absorbing, engaging and accessible novel, with a menacing atmosphere and a clever twist. Continuously in print since it first came out, in the 1860's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmine | 7/4/2013

    " Surprisingly readable and intriguing story. Takes some time, due to the length, but worth it. Maybe some Dickens after this? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 12/3/2012

    " Was amazing - far better than I expected. I was drawn into it from the start, and the ending was satisfying (which is always a worry in stories where there's lots of tension at the beginning). I recommend to all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lexie | 11/4/2012

    " It was very long but was worth reading for sure. There were so many unexpected twists and turns. I don't typically like mysteries but this was a good one. I think I give it 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 7/21/2012

    " Loved this book and loved Count Fosco...so deliciously wicked. Ever since I read this book, I've wanted a big, fat, white cat that I could name 'Count Fosco'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy | 6/22/2012

    " A top ten favorite. Thank you Michael Crawford and Andrew Lloyd-Webber. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 5/9/2012

    " way to melodramatic for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M'diya | 3/15/2012

    " This is one of the greatest books I believe. There was not a single page in the book where I felt I was bored. Marian Halcombe and Count Fosco were the two characters I really loved. Then, Walter Hartright and Anne Catherick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/1/2012

    " I enjoyed the writing, the time period, and the characters ... but it did seem to drag on a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate O'Hanlon | 1/16/2012

    " I read this right after reading Fingersmith and I will never forgive Sarah Waters for ripping off Collins and spoiling the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Barrera | 12/22/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 12/14/2011

    " 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 Rima | 11/3/2011

    " 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 Darya | 9/13/2011

    " Before I read this book, I wasn't a mystery reader. After this book...I was hooked. Whatever you do, don't read the last page first...because this book keeps you wondering the 'who did it' until the very last page. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penaglo | 9/3/2011

    " A gothic mystery with satisfying twists and turns. I will be impressed if you guess the big twist. "

  • 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.
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  • 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. "

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About the Author
Author Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced. Instead, he devoted his time to writing and 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. The Woman in White so gripped the imagination of the world that Wilkie Collins had his own tombstone inscribed: “Author of The Woman in White.”