Wilkie Collins's gothic tale of redemptive love and treachery could not be better suited for an ensemble of narrators, with different characters picking up the story chronologically. Walter Hartright is employed to give drawing lessons to sisters Laura and Marian. He falls in love with Laura, but she's engaged to another. Glen McCready (Walter) and Rachel Bavidge (Marian) are standouts as the moral center of the story. Their characterizations of Laura's arrogant husband, the smooth but untrustworthy Italian Count Fosco, and the nervous Mr. Fairlie are both amusing and exactly right. Combining a convincing cast, gripping dialogue, and a fast-paced plot, this audiobook delivers a captivating experience from start to finish.
A dark and humid night on a London highway… a ghostly woman asking directions… and the reader is away on a tale of deceit, murder, madness, stolen identities and scheming cads, elaborate plots and outrageous coincidences, in the company of some of the most extraordinary characters in fiction. Hailed as a classic the moment it was written in 1859, The Woman in White uses a dozen different narrators to tell the tale of a man’s determination to save the woman he loves, in the face of the worst intentions of the sly Sir Percival Glyde and the magnificent Count Fosco.
Public Domain (P)2008 Naxos AudioBooks
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The in-depth, twisting and turning, old-fashioned mystery was just what I needed while convalescing.
I wasn't familiar with any of the readers but they were all superbly clear and accurate - a real pleasure to listen to.
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