Late one moonlit night, Walter Hartright encounters a solitary and terrified woman dressed all in white. He saves her from capture by her pursuers, and determines to solve the mystery of her distress and terror.
This gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness and mistaken identity has never been out of print since its publication.
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"Mystery that went on and on and on......."
Apologies, but I found this so tedious,
Yes it is the first crime novel of its time, but had this been written today it would have been editted down to a third of the 24 hours it went on for. It was all very breathy and full of more adjectives than I have had hot dinners. The narration was dull and he hardly changed his voice from the male to female characters.
I would like this time back when I am on my deathbed please!
Love the way things were expressed in the 19th century, the story was cleaver great plot that ties together beautiful . A great classic
"Well worth the read"
Well read made easy listening. Thought it miht be dated but no,, it was better than watching period dramas on tht TV.
Best audiobook I've heard yet. It's 24 hours long which put me off at first, but from the first chapter I was hooked and ended up finishing the book sooner than any other audiobook I've purchased! The narrator brings out all the characters so well. The plot is so unpredictable. And I can't believe this novel is so old, but is still so addictive to read/listen to in today's times. Don't think twice about it, just get it!!!
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"First-class mystery and detective story"
As a huge fan of Dickens, I wanted to listen to a Wilkie Collins novel as the two men were very good friends. As part of the younger generation, Collins writes a completely different and much more modern story, immaculately plotted, with all the suspense and drama he could squeeze in (mad houses, usurped identities, unscrupulous husbands, secret societies, etc). Lots of twists and turns in which Collins catches the reader out, too. Collins uses the interesting device of different voices, all brilliant read by Ian Holm. Great entertainment and (spoiler) a happy ending!
"An engrossing and entertaining Victorian melodrama"
Deserves a round of applause ................?
Well worth listening to.
Exceeded my expectations. Wonderful narration .
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Ĺoved both the story and the performance. Collins' use of different narrators is highly effective.
"Good but a bit long"
I enjoyed the plot but then began to weary about half way through as it told the story from every characters perspective. The story was good enough though to stop me switching off.
"The pages come to life"
Well written and well read, you can't ask for much more from an audio book. Ian Holm is excellent and at times it seems like he is really getting into playing
the characters and brings that little bit extra sparkle to the story.
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