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.
The story was so engrossing, especially with Paul Ansdell's narration. I felt as if he was telling the story directly to me. I could feel the fear and doubt in his voice. Perfect diction, emotion and nuances in the right places. Amazing! Felt like I was watching the play on stage.
Willy Wonka of it
I think having seen the movie first, it was a treat to get a bit more info on the characters than the movie offered and, of course, to revisit the story.
It was a simple ghost story written and performed in a mature and completely believable fashion.
He had the perfect voice for the job, and he also delivered on the underlying desperation of the protagonist.
Book or movie? Do both!
Mr. Kipps could have been edgier.
Mr. Kipps was a bit too soft.
Get a dog - I fell in love with Spider.
Very well done ghost story.
I listen to it ever few months, yet it never gets old. The performance is flawless, the story is chilling. Without gore, or demons, or wild imaginings... This is a classic!