The Turn of the Screw [Classic Tales Edition]

Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
3.4 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A country governess is hired to raise two orphaned children in a lonely estate in Essex. But mystery surrounds the house, the grounds, and the children. Haunting questions arise, and Henry James pens one of the most famous ghost stories.

Public Domain (P)2010 B. J. Harrison

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Simply Brilliant

The narrator is excellent. A classic story of horror and possession. Not to be missed under any circumstances

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Not as Scary as I Hoped

I’m going to admit that my disappointment in this book is my own fault. It was built up as such a scary book, and I was all psyched up to sleep with my lamp on or make my dog sleep next to me, I was really looking forward to that little thrill of fear, and it never got there for me. I love an unreliable narrator, and the governess in this book is about as unreliable as they come. I will say, I thought she was a little excitable right off the bat. You can’t help but question everything you’re told, and the author seems to be purposefully vague a lot. While I like that the story messes with your head and makes you question the sanity of the narrator, I don’t like that I was left with a ton of questions. I won’t tell you what the questions are because it would be a big spoiler, but I think answering some of those questions might have given the text more of an edge. Not a bad read, but not as scary as I was hoping.

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Performance sucks

So hard to understand and did not enjoy. The book is good to read but no this narrator...my fault for not sampling.

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Needs a female narrator

The book is well written, and I enjoyed the story, but even though the story is being recounted by a man, it really should have been done in a females voice.

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