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    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,732

    One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping novel, excellent production

    • By David on 01-18-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 20 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 217

    This is heralded as the very first mystery novel. Collins, in his great work, created the guidelines for the genre as we know it today: a fabulous diamond stolen, everyone in the house is suspected, three mysterious Indians sworn to protect the jewel at all costs, the upstairs/downstairs tension from the servants, and a brilliant detective who is eccentrically fond of roses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By James on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm
    • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    Late one moonlit night, Walter Hartright encounters a solitary and terrified woman dressed all in white. He saves her from capture by her pursuers and determines to solve the mystery of her distress and terror. Inspired by an actual criminal case, this gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness and mistaken identity has never been out of print since its publication and brought Collins great fame and success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The outstanding narration is what I enjoyed most

    • By Leslie Grey McCawley on 12-03-10

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,005

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Something Like the Old Form

    • By John on 09-27-16

    Regular price: $1.06

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 745
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 474

    No, the "Moonstone" isn't a celestial relic, it's a gigantic yellow diamond of unearthly beauty that was given to Rachel Verinder as a present on her 18th birthday - and stolen that very night! Betteredge, one of the most beloved butlers in English literature, is the focus of this seminal detective novel, which examines how one family's life is turned upside-down by the theft. And find out why the answers to all of life's problems can be found in the pages of Robinson Crusoe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best readings ever

    • By Catherine on 05-22-03

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Moonstone (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Bequeathed a rare diamond by her late uncle, heiress Rachel Verinder has no idea it was stolen from an Indian temple or that it has a cursed history. When the diamond disappears on her eighteenth birthday, multiple suspects - including Rachel’s suitor, Franklin Blake - are implicated in its theft. Determined to prove his innocence, Franklin begins his own investigation. Did one of his fellow Englishmen steal the jewel? Or was it whisked back to India? The case, which unfolds through multiple narratives, takes startling twists and turns in pursuit of the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect voice to match a perfect narrative

    • By Anonymous User on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Woman in White

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins’ chilling Gothic drama. A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright’s midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic treated with respect in abridgment.

    • By Chubby Chef on 06-20-16

    Regular price: $17.06

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 584
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 488

    Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another multi-cast winner

    • By JGrace on 06-29-11

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Great Detective Collection

    • 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    An engrossing collection of detective stories featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, J. G. Reeder, and C. Auguste Dupin. 1.The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace 2.The Queer Feet by G. K. Chesterton 3.The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes by Ernest Bramah 4. The Club of One-Eyed Men by Arthur Somers Roche 5.Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin 6.The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great stories, wrong narrator

    • By Terri V. on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $82.63

    • The Weird Circle

    • A Terribly Strange Bed (Dramatized)
    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Weird Circle, featuring tales of terror and horror, aired from 1943-1947, mainly on the Mutual radio network. This episode was originally broadcast on October 3, 1943.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Odd story. Poor sound quality.

    • By Janie on 04-02-13

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Moonstone [Tantor Audio Edition]

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked The Woman In White...

    • By Douglas on 12-21-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Late one night, a drawing teacher meets a mysterious woman dressed in white. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress? Serialized in 1859 - 1860, and first published in book form in 1860 it is still regarded still as one of the best plots in English literature. Told from multiple perspectives, the story is brought to life by its marvellous villains and complex, spirited and believable female characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Book which keeps one guessing --- wrong

    • By Joseph R on 04-12-09

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Short Stories: After Dark Classics

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey, Patrick Malahide, Richard Pasco, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    This collection contains the best of classic horror writing, with the atmospheric genius of Edgar Allan Poe, the invention and eeriness of Bram Stoker, and the suspense of Wilkie Collins amongst the terrifying gems. In this veritable schooling in the origins of modern-day horror and fantasy, some of the best minds in the history of English literature take on the world of vampires, werewolves, and the supernatural.

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Favorite Love Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Wilkie Collins, F. Scott Fitzgerald, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman, Patrick Grimes, Jessica Bradley, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Stories of love and romance in 23 varieties.... From the very first lovers - Adam and Eve - to what romance might be like in the future, this collection sparkles with whimsy and goodold fashioned romance. A veritable box of chocolates without the calories!

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    Through a series of calculated moves that involve death and a large inheritance, a small community is rocked and shrouded in mystery at the hands of the conniving Sir Percival Glyde, who is interested only in making himself wealthy at the hands of others.... Celebrated as one of the first popular mystery novels, The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, skillfully incorporates the twisting and turning of more than a few plot lines that all manage to converge beautifully at the end of the work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • horrible technically - echoes at most of the words

    • By James D. Coburn on 12-30-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Peter Jeffrey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 607
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 406

    Considered the first full-length detective novel in the English language, T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as 'the first and greatest English detective novel'. The stone of the title is an enormous yellow diamond plundered from an Indian shrine after the Siege of Seringapatam. Given to Miss Verinder on her 18th birthday, it mysteriously disappears that very night. Suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers who have been seen in the neighbourhood. Sergeant Cuff is assigned to the case....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An engrossing detective novel

    • By Lucie on 01-03-09

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge
    • Length: 27 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher to two sisters, wants to marry Laura, though she is betrothed to another. But who is the mysterious woman in white he encounters? Wilkie Collins was a master of suspense, but his transfer to audiobook requires a cast of readers to faithfully reflect the11 different characters who tell the story. Naxos AudioBooks brings together a strong cast to bring alive the mystery and suspense of The Woman in White.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Writing; Superb Narration

    • By Liz on 08-15-09

    Regular price: $59.99

    • Short Stories: The Thinking Man's Collection

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Edgar Wallace, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Martin Jarvis, Jonathan Firth, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    This carefully compiled collection is the perfect gift for Father’s Day or a special birthday and a rich listening experience for both women and men all year round. This truly eclectic collection of unabridged short stories from the audiobook specialist CSA Word encompasses stories by and about intriguing, inspirational, charismatic and even unusual and extraordinary men.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed

    • By Linda on 11-18-12

    Regular price: $14.18

    • The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The very finest detective story ever written

    • By John on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Haunted House

    • By: Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Bird
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their rooms for the holiday, the friends reconvene on Twelfth Night at a great feast and share their stories of spectral encounters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Scary--But Rather Romantic

    • By Tomsde on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $9.80

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