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The Woman in White | [Wilkie Collins]

The Woman in White

Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher to two sisters, wants to marry Laura, though she is betrothed to another. But who is the mysterious woman in white he encounters? Wilkie Collins was a master of suspense, but his transfer to audiobook requires a cast of readers to faithfully reflect the11 different characters who tell the story. Naxos AudioBooks brings together a strong cast to bring alive the mystery and suspense of The Woman in White.
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Publisher's Summary

Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher to two sisters, wants to marry Laura, though she is betrothed to another. But who is the mysterious woman in white he encounters?

Wilkie Collins was a master of suspense, but his transfer to audiobook requires a cast of readers to faithfully reflect the11 different characters who tell the story. Naxos AudioBooks brings together a strong cast to bring alive the mystery and suspense of The Woman in White.

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What the Critics Say

"Collins's mid-Victorian novel is one of the first, and possibly still the greatest, of all literary thrillers." (The Irish Times)

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    Andrea Hyde Park, VT, United States 01-01-10
    Andrea Hyde Park, VT, United States 01-01-10
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    "Did not care for"

    Though the other reviews were strong on this, I personally did not care for it.

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    R. Hughes New York, NY United States 06-14-13
    R. Hughes New York, NY United States 06-14-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Breathtaking Version of Breathtaking Novel"

    This brilliant adaptation -- masterfully narrated by a series of gifted actors -- is compelling from first to last. I had read the novel some 15 years ago and while remembering the overall arc of the story, had forgotten some of the particulars. In any event, this version held me spellbound throughout its 27-plus hours. Not only is this one of the greatest thrillers ever written, it's also one of the best 19th-century works of English literature. This magnificent audio recording does justice to the plotting, pacing, characterization, suspense and storytelling mastery of Wilkie Collins. Now, if only Audible would release other Collins novels such as "No Name" in audio form! But just get your hands on this one -- this is a treasure.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 08-30-12
    Lori 08-30-12
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    "Compelling Characters, Memorable Villains!"

    There is nothing which produces fully developed characters quite like a Victorian novel. Drama, mystery, suspense. The characters within its pages are everything you could hope for.....those to cheer for, those to despise, those to pity. One which makes your eyes roll as soon as he is introduced in the paragraph. And, then, there is Fosco!! The narration for this character is superb!! I truly enjoyed this audio. It's a treasure!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Washington, DC, United States 11-20-11
    Peggy Washington, DC, United States 11-20-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story well told"

    Excellent characters, a sense of time and place, suspense, superb narration: who could ask for more.

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    mrrn 04-25-13
    mrrn 04-25-13 Member Since 2010

    Retired RN High end of middle age or short end of old age! Adore Christian fiction, sci-fi fantasy, and mysteries.

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    What disappointed you about The Woman in White?

    It didn't compare to the old-screen movie.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Wilkie Collins again?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I found the book to be too slow moving for my taste. The plot is good--it simply takes an eon to get to it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amber RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA, United States 03-28-13
    Amber RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA, United States 03-28-13
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    "Best Audiobook That Doesn't Require Full Attention"
    Where does The Woman in White rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was so fun to listen to! The dramatized dialogue made the story come to life!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrators were able to capture the author's intention characterizations.


    Have you listened to any of Glen McCready and Rachel Bavidge ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never heard their narrations prior to this audiobook.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The narrators were able to portray hilarious Italian accents which were consistent with the novel's intention.


    Any additional comments?

    The best audiobook for driving/cleaning the house/walking/anything that doesn't require paying full attention.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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