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  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Vanessa Benjamin
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    One of the world's most famous intellectual ghost stories, The Turn of the Screw is a haunting tale of suspected supernatural possession. A governess at a country house claims that Miles and Flora, two orphaned children in her care, are being controlled by spirits for some evil purpose. No one else can see the ghosts, and the children themselves are silent. Are they being dominated by spectral forces, or are they hiding something? Is the governess simply paranoid, or is something else going on?

    Darwin8u says: "Compelling, creepy and rich in its ambiguity"
  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Stephanie Beacham
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    In this classic, romantic ghost story, a governess on a remote country estate begins to believe her charges are possessed by the spirits of 2 dead former servants. Are her perceptions simply the fruit of her neuroses - or could they possibly be valid? A foray into the very heart of evil, Henry James's masterful novel is also remarkable for its psychological acuity and evocation of mood.

    Patricia Marino says: "Great book; wonderful reading"
  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey
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    The Turn of the Screw has been described by many critics as the most sophisticated and terrifying ghost story in the English language. It is considered one of the great intellectual "spook tales" of all time. The story concerns a naive young governess who is hired to take care of two children in a large mansion in the English countryside. Everything is going fine, until she discovers that the children are not as innocent as they seem.

    Diane says: "Excellent all around - great narrator"
  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    The Turn of the Screw, a novella written by Henry James, is often considered the prototypical ghost story. The story begins: “The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas Eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child.”

    Marcus says: "I gave up and read it"
  • The Turn of the Screw: Young Adult Classics | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw: Young Adult Classics

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Emma Fielding, Dermot Kerrigan
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    Released in our new Young Adult Classics format, Henry James's classic ghost story is a masterpiece of the supernatural. The tale is taken from the diary of a governess, who describes her mounting sense of paranoia at the relationship between her two wards and the ghostly figures that haunt the estate.

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  • 'The Turn of the Screw' and 'The Third Person' | Henry James

    'The Turn of the Screw' and 'The Third Person'

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    Evil apparitions haunt a governess who is put in charge of two supposedly "possessed" children. In "The Third Person", two spinsters add some spice to their lives by entertaining a ghost.

  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
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    A young, inexperienced governess is charged with the care of Miles and Flora, two small children abandoned by their uncle at his grand country house. She sees the figure of an unknown man on the tower and his face at the window. It is Peter Quint, the master's dissolute valet, and he has come for Miles. But Peter Quint is dead....

    Emily says: "Caution!"
  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Carole Boyd, David Rintoul
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    This classic story focusses on a naïve governess who takes charge of two children at the lonely House of Bly. When she begins to see ghosts, she believes that the children do too - with devastating consequences. More than just a simple tale of the supernatural, James poses questions about childhood innocence, corruption, and hysteria.

  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Carole Boyd
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    The narrator is a young governess, sent off to a country house to take charge of two orphaned children. She finds a pleasant house and a comfortable housekeeper, while the children are beautiful and charming. But she soon begins to feel the presence of intense evil.

  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    Mitchie says: "very poor recording"
  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Emma Fielding
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    Perhaps the most brilliantly successful ghost story ever written, The Turn of the Screw creates a terrifyingly believable impression of innocent children so corrupted by evil that they remain deceptive pictures of innocent beauty. Their governess must struggle alone to confront and exorcise the demons which she believes possess their souls.

  • La Vuelta del Tronillo [The Turn of the Screw] | Henry James

    La Vuelta del Tronillo [The Turn of the Screw]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Adelaida Espinoza
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    La vuelta del tornillo del titulo es una variacion argumental que ingeniosamente plantea el autor. Desde que se publico hay una discusion entre sus lectores sobre si los fantasmas que ve la institutriz y que amenazan a los ninos que estan a cargo de ella son reales o fruto de su imaginacion.

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