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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"Collins's mid-Victorian novel is one of the first, and possibly still the greatest, of all literary thrillers." (The Irish Times)
This book was amazing! I was engaged with each character and invested in the plot. The readers were great but, the story makes this one a don't miss!! Plot twists, complex characters and intrigue this book has it all. It is not fast and there is some redundancy in the characters recollections but I found it added to the plot and deepened the mystery. It is long and will take some time to get through but Collins masterfully develops his plot and sucks in his readers/listeners. This one is the granddaddy of modern thrillers and it set the bar pretty high!
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.
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!!!!
Excellent characters, a sense of time and place, suspense, superb narration: who could ask for more.
Retired RN High end of middle age or short end of old age! Adore Christian fiction, sci-fi fantasy, and mysteries.
It didn't compare to the old-screen movie.
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.
This book was so fun to listen to! The dramatized dialogue made the story come to life!
The narrators were able to capture the author's intention characterizations.
I've never heard their narrations prior to this audiobook.
The narrators were able to portray hilarious Italian accents which were consistent with the novel's intention.
The best audiobook for driving/cleaning the house/walking/anything that doesn't require paying full attention.
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