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Mrs. Zant and the Ghost Audiobook

Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

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Publisher's Summary

Mrs Zant has recently lost her beloved husband, and while walking in the Kensington Gardens, the spot where she and her deceased husband declared their love for each other, she feels his presence trying to warn her of some coming danger.

Mr Rayburn witnesses it all, and he'll have to fight his own incredulity regarding the supernatural and his gut feeling that the disturbed young woman is telling the truth.

Brought to life by Golden Globe Award-winning actress Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Mrs Zant is the perfect Victorian ghost story.

Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Studios

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    Delah 01-04-16
    Delah 01-04-16 Member Since 2016

    Which came first... the books or the glasses?

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    "Enjoyed this. Excellent Narration."

    Gillian Anderson's narration of this story really shines. The story itself is good but I believe her narration takes it to a whole other level. I
    Highly recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara D Payne 07-10-16
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    "A quick listen"

    Sometimes a Victorian story hits the spot. Once you get past the rather overwrought prose and the silly manners of that era and realize it is a product of its time, the story is kind of fun. I do wish the end had tied things up more neatly and that the narration was a bit more expressive, but for a short story, it was worth the time

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Craig S. 05-05-16
    Craig S. 05-05-16
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    "Intimate"

    The writing was tender and the narrator respected this. Both brought out the sentimental in me. I found the piece to be sensual, the way the author allowed me to know the thoughts and feelings of the characters, especially since it was on the backdrop of a time when, to my knowledge, communicating such things was not done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PowderRiverRose 04-08-16 Member Since 2014

    Active lifestyle so audiobooks fit in with nearly everything I'm doing.

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    "Haunting and melancholy"

    A good short and mysterious story that should not be confused with The Ghost and Mrs Muir (I say this because I did and thought it would be a bit lighthearted). I was pleased with the narrator's ability to capture the overall mood of the tale in a slow, deliberate pace and somber attitude. Published in 1885 it likely would have been considered a horror story but in today's world it is a nice ghostly classic tale. Enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David 04-05-16
    David 04-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Powerful spiritual perspective"

    I think we all feel we have experienced similar feelings at times with loved ones lost. Nice story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    robert lee swenson 04-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "first ghost book"

    I usually do mystery and thriller Good narration ,warm to the heart!. A ghostly love stories!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Penny 03-23-16
    Penny 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting concept"

    I found the basis of this book to be interestingly displayed and thought perhaps more depth could have been given to the outcome.

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    Michelle Polk Mississippi, USA 03-13-16
    Michelle Polk Mississippi, USA 03-13-16
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    "Short Story"

    Excellent short story.The narrator did very well in changing voices and not keeping a monotony tone.

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    Glenna Farley Fairfield, CA United States 03-07-16
    Glenna Farley Fairfield, CA United States 03-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, needs a better ending"

    The ending leaves one up in the air. The ending left a lot to be desired.

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    Bekka Springfield, MO 03-02-16
    Bekka Springfield, MO 03-02-16 Member Since 2016

    Bekka

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    "Love Willie Collins"

    Willie Collins was a great writer. His descriptive language makes you feel as if you were in the story. Gillian Anderson does a splendid job of narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Michele
    1/7/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Great story and Gillian Anderson's voice is fantastic.
    A brilliant short story well narrated.
    Highly recommended.





    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • mark Lindsay
    2/9/16
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    "silky tones over a victorian ghosty"

    not terrible,reminiscent of good victorian ghostys I used to read as a child but now not realy my thing, Gillian lulled me to sleep on several eves though so worthy))

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ziggychris
    Wolverhampton, UK
    1/23/16
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    "Lacklustre"

    A monotonous and strange narration from Anderson. Breathy and rather odd.
    I think the intention of as spooky, but it just comes across as exasperating and completely devoid of emotion.
    Very disappointed for someone overall, as this meant the whole story was slightly lost as it was hard to get away from the distracting tone.
    Not recommended.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Rothwell
    1/21/16
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    "my first audible book"

    Interesting writing style I have no idea if people have really ever behaved in the way the character's are portrayed or if this is simply how we would like to look back at history but fun to listen to for an hour or so.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Louise
    1/21/16
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    "Charming & relaxing"

    Really charming short story for quiet peaceful evening home alone. Thoroughly enjoyable but, I was left wondering about the poor dog!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Myles
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    1/3/16
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    "Understated"

    An understated ghost story with more interesting living characters than the dead. The titular Mrs Zant was reminiscent of Maud from Fingersmith and the other characters felt like Conan Doyle's, although in such a short story, lack of motivation and backstory left them feeling a little cardboard.

    In this audiobook version, Gillian Anderson's narration was slow and with a ghostly, murmuring tone which gave an appropriately melancholy quality, although the pauses between dialogue and narrative were a little stilted.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kaggy
    United Kingdom
    12/31/15
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    "A ghost story made bewitching by the narrator"

    Gillian Anderson has an almost unearthy quality to her voice and demeanour. She is thus the perfect narrator for this subtle and beautifully written ghost story. This is a real treat made even better by the fact it is currently offered as a free download on Audible. I strongly urge you to start the New Year on an excellent footing with this wonderful gift.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • lara trevor
    4/12/16
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    "Mrs Zant and the ghost"

    I thort this short story ok but was not overly impressed I have listened to better

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ronni Lamont
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    4/4/16
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    "Rather predictable story"

    Typical Victorian drama, this short story is highly enjoyable, but it's no surprise ending! Gillian Anderson is well cast.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Metaltoe
    3/7/16
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    "Dull"
    What would have made Mrs. Zant and the Ghost better?

    Possibly a slightly more lively narration. I'm actually a big fan of Gillian Anderson and I looked forward to hearing this as it was read by her. But for some reason she sounds very bored and slow reading this, with little expression - and it almost sent me to sleep. The story is old fashioned as is to be expected, but rather slow and not one of Wilkie Collins's best in my opinion. (And I do enjoy most of his stories and novels and others of that era in a similar vein.)


    What will your next listen be?

    Something with a bit more life! I've just started The Shining Girls.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Gillian Anderson?

    Peter Kenny? He makes everything sound interesting and is good with voices.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    May be good to listen to in bed if you have trouble falling asleep!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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