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Publisher's Summary

Dark Shadows (December 1966)
Despite warnings from the townspeople, Victoria Winters accepts the offer to come to the strange Collinwood as Governess. For some curious reason, she feels the secret of her past may be uncovered in the bleak manor high on Widow’s Hill.

From the Moment she arrives, Victoria becomes the target of someone in the house determined to destroy her. As the wind moans and the rain lashes around the isolated Collinwood, Victoria, without friends in the manor, feels death close in on her - a choking, frightening death.

©1966 Marilyn Ross (P)2019 Oasis Audio

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Kathryn gives a great performance

Kathryn Leigh Scott is the saving grace of this book. It’s your regular 60s gothic romance. A parallel story to The tv show It’s not the best written book but Scott gives it her all and it was enough for me to finish the book

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Fun alternate history

A fun, alternate storyline to the original, featuring both the familiar and new characters. This story is more inline with the Gothic, but not yet supernatural, beginning to the series, but goes in a very different direction. Kathryn Leigh Scott who played Maggie Evans and Josette duPres does a fantastic job narrating.

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A New Version of the Beginning.

It was an exciting reboot of the TV series written in 1966 during the series original first run. It provides new characters and a different take on this Gothic Horror Soap Opera. It was nice having the original Maggie Evans read the novel. The only suggestion for improvement would be to have other surviving members of the original cast help read the novel to bring a different voice to the characters versus having only one person read.

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A Return to Collinwood

Loved it. It brought back my childhood memories of Collinwood. The original books are hard to find but I'm so thankful they are being brought back through Audible. I've talked to Ms. Scott over the phone and at the DS conventions and I'm very glad that she was part of this.

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LOVE THIS BOOK AND LOVE KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT!!

I am truly enjoying this book series. I am a huge Dark Shadows, the original, fan but I'd never gotten interested in the books. After meeting Kathryn Leigh Scott recently, I decided to give this series a listen. Thank you Kathryn Leigh Scott!

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Loving These Old NEW DS Books!!!

Kathryn Leigh Scott is just as enthralling as ever narrating these Dark Shadows books! New spin & story same enchanting characters! 💜 A must for any Dark Shadows fan!!

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Awesome!

I find this book very fascinating, I love the series on TV, it's good to hear it in book form, especially when it's read by one of the actors from the show. she does a real good job.

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What classic piece of Gothic fiction

I remember this was a soap opera when I was a kid. I watched Johnnie Depp's version of this and I just had to listen to this series. I am so glad I got the chance.

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good to hear Maggie after all these years

I loved Kathyrn Leigh Scott as the narrator. It was awesome to hear her voice.

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great story. great narration.

The story of Victoria Winters arriving at Collins House (Collinwood). No Barnabas yet. The way DS was in the beginning.

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Kathryn Leigh Scott is the soul of Dark Shadows

The greatest thing about being locked inside for six weeks during COVID-19 in Melbourne, Australia for me personally was stumbling across Dark Shadows. It began with the tv series in which I fell in love with all the cast. That has lead me to the books and the docile tones of Kathryn Leigh Scott, who played many roles in Dark Shadows. I love it, I can’t wait for the rest. Kathryn is a fantastic Narrator.