What a mind, what a soul, what a craft constitute this utmost masterpiece of literature. From the prose to the characters to the sui generis, overwhelming story, The Woman in White bears witness of the superior intellect and talent of Mr. Collins at its best.
It is a masterpiece cleverly constructed to the depths of creativity, unsurpassed intelligence, and beautiful prose.
It is a story that behooves every individual who indulges in the art of words and life to read.
This book started out slowly . I tried to listen to it 2 or 3 times without interest so I left it for several months. Finally, one day I was desperate for an audio book to listen to so I tried this one again. I must have been in just the right frame of mind because it finally sparked my interest. The narration is done by Josephine Bailey who performs the different women very well and Simon Prebble who performs the more difficult men but also very well. The story drags a bit on occasion but overall was fairly enjoyable. It was quite different in the way it was narrated and took some getting used to but after all was said and done I look back and realize I enjoyed it quite a lot, especially the way it ended!
This is the first Collins novel that I've experienced. I must say I am IN LoVe! Mr. Collins now joins the likes of Dickens, And Hardy in my heart. Every detail was thought out and tied up at the end. A very interest cast of characters that exhibited all of humanity. A few angelic and lovely female leads that behaved above reproach and were rewarded. A few characters, both male and female that were quite depraved and were also rewarded thusly. If you put the time in- either in print, kindle or audio book, you will be so happy you did. Brilliant and delicious!
Simply incredible read. Wasn't ready to end. Love the genre. Highly recommend. Felt I knew the characters by the end. Never could guess what Glide and Fosco had to hide.
What a mystery! This mystery was so full of suspense and surprises that I was unable to guess what would happen next! Every turn of the page was met with unexpected events!
I didn't expect to like this so much. I thought at first it would be a little too high school British lit for me but once I became accustomed to the verbosity and formality of language I was hooked. Great story.
Great narration of a sometimes dense and very long book. Though I knew the gist of the story from movies, etc., I had never read the novel because of its length. So glad I bought the audio book! The character's voices were all distinct and interesting to listen to and the two narrators brought them to life. The danger of any novel with multiple points of view is that the reader is inevitably sorry when the next character/narrator appears, but the audio narration here is so seamless that within a short while the reader is interested and acclimated again and ready to keep going. As rediculous as it sounds, I wish the book could have gone on even longer.