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    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,954
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,668

    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 and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    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

    • Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 986
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 974

    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 Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm
    • Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    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

    • The Moonstone (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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 Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    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 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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: $11.72

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 482

    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 Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 468

    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 Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awful Voice of Reader!!!

    • By Transport Kaff on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $126.28

    • 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 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    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 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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 Dream Woman

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    “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

    • Strange Travel Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    A fascinating collection of travellers' tales, featuring weird innkeepers, ghouls and ghosts, robbers and murderers, card sharpers and confidence tricksters, dead bodies in odd places....the very thing for anyone busy planning a vacation this year....

    Regular price: $51.64

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins begins with Mr. John Herncastle stealing a mysterious yellow diamond from the statue of a sacred Indian god while fighting with the British army in India. The diamond makes it way to back England after John Herncastle returns from his tour with the British army. The sacred diamond is bestowed to a young woman, Rachel Verinder, a relative of John Herncastle, on her 18th birthday.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of Victorian Mystery and Mood

    • By Susan on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Peter Jeffrey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 399

    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 Moonstone [Tantor Audio Edition]

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    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 Haunted Hotel

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dull

    • By brenda schleuning on 09-24-16

    Regular price: $19.60

    • 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 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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

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