Wilkie Collins: The Short Stories: The Dead Hand, the Dream Woman & A Terribly Strange Bed Audiobook, by Wilkie Collins Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Richard Mitchley, Ian Holm Publisher: Copyright Group Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781780002620

Publisher Description

Wilkie Collins was a prolific writer of short stories. Always original, his combination of cleverly constructed plots and believable characters has made him one of our most widely read authors. 

In “The Dead Hand,” a visitor to Doncaster in race week is forced by circumstances to spend the night at an inauspicious inn, while an evening at a Paris gambling house ends in near tragedy for the narrator in “A Terribly Strange Bed,” and in “The Dream Woman,” a nightmarish apparition exerts a sinister blight on a man’s life. 

This collection is read for you by Richard Mitchley, who has worked in theater throughout Britain,  and Ian Holm, one of England’s finest actors.

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About the Author

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.”

About the Narrators

Richard Mitchley is an actor and narrator who has appeared in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet…, The Black Adder, and Doctor Who

Sir Ian Holm is an English actor known for his stage work and for many film roles. He received a Tony Award for The Homecoming and a Laurence Olivier Award for King Lear and was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Chariots of Fire. His other film work includes The Aviator, The Day after TomorrowAlien, The Fifth Element, and the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, in which he played Bilbo Baggins.