Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
Wonderfully written, wonderfully narrated. Paul Ansdell does an excellent job narrating Susan Hill's book, The Woman in Black. The cover saids "The classic ghost story" and it is. Loved every minute of it. Slightly predictable but done so well you enjoy the journey. Movies now days make the ending so dramatic, and this does as well, but more realistic, or possible without all the special effects and shock treatment. I am now going to get the film to watch to see how they have interpreted it. I also here it has been done as a stage play to good effect. Worth studying this work for writing techniques as well.
absolutely!! because it's awesome! it's intense, scary and just wonderful!
yes. it made me paranoid and anxious and a little scared!
Susanna Di Milo
This works beautifully in audio format, the listeners imagination conjures up the images portrayed. I could not stop listening! I found the character came across very well, as the story unfolded, you could hear him unravelling as the tale unfolded. I liked the cosiness of the scene described in the early chapter, it was an excellent contrast to the later atmosphere of the house. However I did find it disconcerting that I was not sure what time period the story was set - the speech appeared at first to be Victorian but then motor cars featured so I then thought it might be Edwardian.
The protagonist was convincing
I found his voice very easy to listen to, he made the story unfold in a believable way.
I found this gave me a taste for gothic fiction.
Save the dog!
Well it's a horror story, so take your pick.
I loved the suspense and mystery and fear in the reading. It made my heart actually hammer in legitimate fear at some parts. Excellent.
It was a movie. It was quite different, but it was also super awesome. Daniel Radcliffe starred in it. It was fantastic.
It's not super long but it was bloody terrifying. Totally recommend.
I think, after watching the movie, it was a bit of a let down. The movie was downright scary. The book was at times a bit slow, and did not keep that feeling of intensness going. It was definitely a take it or leave it kind of book. But that being said, a ghost story is always good for October.
The story was so much better than the over dramatised film.
Yes, it has it's moments, and the reader was very good.
No, so can't compare.
I hesitate to say that The Woman in Black is a good book, but I can call it a great one. It is a tremendous ghost story full of horror and lasting revenge. I will, no doubt, be thinking about it for a while. Some emotions last more than one life time.
Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book.
I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good old fashion scary ghost story.
I enjoyed finding out who the woman in black was and why she was on a course for revenge.
This is my first encounter with Paul Ansdell, he was perfect for this book.
Fear Her Curse, they have made this into a film and that is the tag line.
Perfect material for a good film.
I loved the setting of this book and it was a great original spin on the ghost theme.
One of the most terrifying novels I have ever listened to. Susan Hill is a master story teller and has proven that blood and gore is not needed for a terrifying story. The ghost story is a lost art, and Hill has used the timeless ghost story elements that can make grown men quiver. Moreover, this story was scary because of its atmosphere of menace. Paul Ansdell is an excellent narrator as well. He really brings Arthur Kipps to life in his narration and his inflection at the scary points made me feel as though Arthur was really in danger. Unlike a gore story, this story will haunt its listeners for many moons. I wouldn't recommend this children under 13, unless the child has a strong nerve. I thought I was far to old for ghost stories. But this story scared me so badly that I found my eyes darting around my bedroom for many nights after I had finished it, looking for the woman in black.
Classic ghost story
Very well paced; plot unfolds with subtlety and restraint; the bleak landscape is vividly described; characters are very well drawn and developed.
I have not heard Paul Ansdell before.
Yes, very much so.