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Kathleen

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  • The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (245)
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    (249)

    Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

    JGrace says: "Another multi-cast winner"
    "Most enjoyable."
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    Where does The Woman in White rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Who knew Charles Dickens had a more talented contemporary. I thank Lincoln Childs and Douglas Preston for leading me to this book in their last Pendergast saga. Great book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marian Holcombe is the pivotal character. Without her love and devotion to her sister the plot never works.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Count Fosco - so pretentious and done so well by the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    As is Dickens, this should be required reading in high school. Better characters, better story, less lengthy descriptions.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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