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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 2,075
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,782

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    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 Moonstone (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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 The End Point on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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 410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354

    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 1,188
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

    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

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 5

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Vincent Marzello, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Edith Nesbit. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, while you sit back and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are "The Wedding Knell" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Old Nurse's Story" by Elizabeth Gaskell, and more.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • 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: 21 hrs
    • 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 Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 755
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 482

    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 [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 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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 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 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • Poor Miss Finch

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Marry Floyd
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    "Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins is a novel about a wealthy, but blind girl who temporarily regains her sight while being in a romantic triangle with two brothers. Lucilla Finch (21) has been blind since infancy. Shortly after the narrator, Madame Pratolungo, arrives to serve as her paid companion, Lucilla falls in love with Oscar Dubourg, her shy and solitary neighbor, also wealthy, who devotes himself to craftsmanship in precious metals.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining story but didn't care for narration

    • By shortforu on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • 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 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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 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 593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 496

    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 Frozen Deep

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Richard Wardour leaves England on a voyage to the African coast under the impression he is engaged to delicate orphan Clara Burnham. Despite sending him a letter stating the contrary Clara is anxious for her honour. She is aware that he may not have received the missive and is now betrothed to another, Frank Aldersley. When Richard returns and is refused, he immediately sets sail on an expedition to the Arctic, unaware that in the same party is Clara's accepted lover.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Book for a Plane Trip

    • By Howard on 01-17-11

    Regular price: $10.90

    • The Dream Woman

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    “Wake up! Wake up, there! Murder!” A hostler spits out these vehement words while he turbulently sleeps. He is haunted by a phantasm. It is a phantasm with a droop in the left eye, long flaxen hair, and a long buckhorn clasp knife.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • broken

    • By Kekone on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $1.18

    • The Haunted Hotel

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Wilke Collins was the author of two of the greatest mysteries ever written, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. However, like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, he shifted easily from rational domains to the 'superrational'. Like them, he often preferred to indulge his occult predilection, a lifelong indulgence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Blah

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-26-15

    Regular price: $19.60

    • 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 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    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

    • Classic Tales of Mystery

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross, Sean Barrett, Paul Panting, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Included in this collection: "Who Killed Zebedee" by Wilkie Collins, read by Sean Barrett; "Blue Suit" by Edgar Wallace, read by Paul Panting; "A Mysterious Case" by Anna Katharine Green, read by Liza Ross; "The Crooked Man" by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Stephen Thorne; "Vendetta" by Guy de Maupassant, read by Liza Ross; "The Sapient Monkey" by Headon Hill, read by Paul Panting; and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Collection

    • By Emma on 08-01-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hide and Seek

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Caroline Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    "Hide and Seek" (1854) is a story with an intricate plot, in two parts: the history of "Madonna" Grice and Matthew Grice's discovery of her. Mary Grice is courted and seduced by a man. Mary's sister, Joanna drives the pregnant, unmarried Mary from the family home. Mary gives birth to a daughter and dies miserably, attended only by performers from a travelling circus. Martha, wife of one of the clowns, adopts the baby (also Mary), who becomes a circus performer and is struck deaf and dumb after a riding accident.

    Regular price: $7.35

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