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The Woman in White | [Wilkie Collins]

The Woman in White

Late one night, a drawing teacher meets a mysterious woman dressed in white. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress? Serialized in 1859 - 1860, and first published in book form in 1860 it is still regarded still as one of the best plots in English literature. Told from multiple perspectives, the story is brought to life by its marvellous villains and complex, spirited and believable female characters.
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The Woman in White, considered one of the first mystery novels and is the best known work of English novelist Wilkie Collins.

Late one night, a drawing teacher meets a mysterious woman dressed in white. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress?

Serialized in 1859 - 1860, and first published in book form in 1860 it is still regarded still as one of the best plots in English literature. Told from multiple perspectives, the story is brought to life by its marvellous villains and complex, spirited and believable female characters.

William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories.

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  • Maureen
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    11/27/09
    Overall
    "Unputdownable"

    This is an excellent book of its period, peopled with memorable characters. After a slightly slow start the pace picked up and I was caught - snatching every opportunity to listen and find out what happened. The story is full of unexpected twists and turns. I found the device of having different characters tell the story at different points throught the book one which maintained the suspense.

    Gabriel Woolf reads well and has a pleasing voice which more than compensates for the occasional technical hitch (eg the background noise of a page turn).

    If you enjoy 19th century writing I thoroughly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    Norrwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
    11/3/09
    Overall
    "The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins"

    This is still a ripping good yarn with an excellent plot which incorporates twists and turns. The characters are well developed although I did find myself a little impatient with the insipid Laura Fairley but no doubt she was a woman of her time.

    This book is excellently narrated by Gabriel Wolfe whose voice is perfectly suited to a victorian novel and lends it some gravitas.

    At ?5.00 a pop what have you got to lose? This book should be on everyone's reading list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jackie
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    9/17/09
    Overall
    "The Woman in White read by Gabriel Woolf"

    I can't believe it has taken me so long to get around to reading this wonderful book. Heaped with suspense and brilliantly recounted by multiple characters, each moving the narrative along and adding increasing mystery as well as understanding to the happenings surrounding Laura and the Woman in White. Gabriel Woolf's narration is excellent. Without intrusion he gives every character an individual voice. The purists will notice some slight sound defects, but to be perfectly honest once I became engrossed in the story they melted away and became insignificent.
    Excellent value for the price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sylvia
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    8/20/09
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    "Loved it!"

    I have been listening to audiobooks for about a year... I listen to about two per month. This one has been one of the best books I have listened to in all this time. It grabbed me, and I could not stop listening. I took advantage of every free moment to come back to the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, the character descriptions and the narrator. I recommend it strongly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennie
    Ware, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    8/1/09
    Overall
    "The Woman in White"

    I agree with other reviewers that there are quite a few fluffed lines in this reading which could have been edited out, and whilst Gabriel Woolf is undoubtedly a good reader, some of the background noises were off-putting at times. Having said all that, ?4.99 for an unabridged novel of this length has to be fantastic value for money, and I always enjoy Wilkie Collins' stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Bridgwater, Somerset, United Kingdom
    6/2/09
    Overall
    "creepy victorian tale"

    Great story kept me interested to the end. Narrator excellant - varied voices in a believable way.
    Found some background noises irritating - this the only flaw.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edyta
    GalwayIreland
    1/6/11
    Overall
    "Dull narration"

    I can't even properly rate this book as a book, because the narration is so annoying that it makes it impossible to proceed with listening. Big dissapointment.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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