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The Woman in White Audiobook

The Woman in White

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Publisher's Summary

One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

The story begins with an eerie midnight encounter between artist Walter Hartright and a ghostly woman dressed all in white who seems desperate to share a dark secret. The next day Hartright, engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half sister, tells his pupils about the strange events of the previous evening.

Determined to learn all they can about the mysterious woman in white, the three soon find themselves drawn into a chilling vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and international intrigue.

Masterfully constructed, The Woman in White is dominated by two of the finest creations in all Victorian fiction: Marion Halcombe, dark, mannish, yet irresistibly fascinating, and Count Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant "Napoleon of Crime".

Public Domain (P)2010 Tantor

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)

What Members Say

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    Geza Kamuela, HI, USA 03-29-14
    Geza Kamuela, HI, USA 03-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Ever Timely"
    Would you listen to The Woman in White again? Why?

    No. Once was enough. But I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I wish I understood more about the secret societies functioning in Europe at the time. Were they a 19th century version of the Mafia? This is the first book I've read that alluded to such organizations.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene the Count was in.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I used to to put myself to sleep at night.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted more information about the relationship between Laura's father and the Baronet and why he was so set on having his daughter marry the man.

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    Ms. Patty 02-25-14
    Ms. Patty 02-25-14
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    "I don't want it to end!"

    My first reaction after finishing this story was that I wished I hadn't started it, so I could listen again for the first time. It has been described as the 'best mystery story ever written", IT IS!! REALLY. I am not articulate enough to describe all it has to offer, just that it has everything. Get it and get lost in it.

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    Amazon Customer 01-17-14 Member Since 2016
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    "White Gothic Mystery"

    This book may not be for everybody.I thoroughly enjoyed it.The intriguing mystery which is revealed at the end is only part of it.What I found interesting was the glimpse into a different period of which the author was very familiar.The language,the premises,morals of the day and the depiction of a bygone era by an author who lived in that bygone era.
    It's an easier read than Bram Stroker's Dracula.Elements of Jane Austen and just a pinch of Dickens,more in the plot than Dickens'colorful descriptions of lower class characters.
    The writing style was peculiar to many British novels of the 1860's and while lengthier than what might be written today,fascinating as it unfolds.I tried to read The Woman in White
    20 years ago and never did get through it.Listening to it was much easier and entertaining.
    Why wouldn't it be for you ??....People don't write that way today and that society doesn't exist anymore.However,that is exactly why I enjoyed it.

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    JaniceO Queensland, Australia 01-15-14
    JaniceO Queensland, Australia 01-15-14 Listener Since 2010
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    "A greart performance for a wonderful classic"
    What did you love best about The Woman in White?

    The story is a clever mystery whilst being a wonderfully immersive historical piece that provides a great insight and experience into the world of 19th century England.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Woman in White?

    The story provided several excellent twists, and drew the reader in to champion the main charachters.


    Have you listened to any of Josephine Bailey and Simon Prebble ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time I've heard the two readers and I loved their approach and delivery. It was pleasant to listen, over such a long book, to two different voices. I thought that perhaps listening to different voices for the same charachters might be confusing but it wasn't. The reading enhanced the story and the accents were well done.


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    Jessica ROMA, Australia 11-23-13
    Jessica ROMA, Australia 11-23-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A compelling read."

    It took a few hours to peak my interest but once grabbed, I couldn't stop. Even had it playing at work. The main character does tend to carry on a bit. The actors are very good. The punch line at the climax of the story lost a bit of strength because it wasn't as obvious to me (in the 21st century!) just how serious the deed really was, but the true depth of the plot soon came out and only then could I understand the main characters' vehement reactions.

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    Louise SUNNYVALE, CA, United States 11-05-13
    Louise SUNNYVALE, CA, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic Cast"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've read The Moonstone, and now listened to The Woman in White, both by Wilkie Collins. Collins' way of writing from multiple points of view is perfect for the audiobook format. This recording of The Woman in White was riveting, a fantastic performance.


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    Cindy Baytown, Texas, United States 09-18-13
    Cindy Baytown, Texas, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Unexpectedly entertaining"
    Where does The Woman in White rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Different but good


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lots of twists and turns, never knew where it would go next.


    What about Josephine Bailey and Simon Prebble ’s performance did you like?

    They could make you believe the story, and different voices for different people makes it easier to follow while listening instead of reading.


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

    Not a moment, I was just fascinated to hear how people lived day to day life then, and particularly interesting that it was written during that period, if I understood correctly.


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    Tracey 08-31-13
    Tracey 08-31-13
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    "Engaging"

    Well, you either love Wilkie Collins or . . . I happen to really like his books and this is my favorite by far. I loved listening to it even though I read the book years ago. This is a real time investment but so worth it. The performances were great, not overdone or overwrought. You'll like it!

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    Chris 08-24-13
    Chris 08-24-13
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    "Elegantly written, artfully constructed"
    Any additional comments?

    I wish more books were written and narrated with as much class as Woman in White. Artfully laid out as a series of narratives from the unique perspective of each character in turn, cleverly reflecting the personality of each, and woven into an intriguing story. No hype or bustle, just elegant literature with an captivating plot.

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    Linda 07-05-13
    Linda 07-05-13 Member Since 2010

    I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!

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    "I listened until the end."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    While the story keep me listeining. I was long and oftened boring.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would cut the lengh in half!


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