The Woman in White

  • by Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
  • 25 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
The story begins with an eerie midnight encounter between artist Walter Hartright and a ghostly woman dressed all in white who seems desperate to share a dark secret. The next day Hartright, engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half sister, tells his pupils about the strange events of the previous evening.
Determined to learn all they can about the mysterious woman in white, the three soon find themselves drawn into a chilling vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and international intrigue.
Masterfully constructed, The Woman in White is dominated by two of the finest creations in all Victorian fiction: Marion Halcombe, dark, mannish, yet irresistibly fascinating, and Count Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant "Napoleon of Crime".

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What the Critics Say

"Collins's mid-Victorian novel is one of the first, and possibly still the greatest, of all literary thrillers." (The Irish Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Absolutely brilliant. A must have!

This is just excellent in every way. The story completely captured my imagination and held me enthralled from beginning to end. Wilkie Collins exceeded all expectations that I had of him. Simon Prebble is as always a fantastic narrator that I could listen to forever. Josephine Bailey admirably held her own against him. One of the best novels to cross my path in a long long time. Thank you very much audible
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- Barbara Murray

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-12-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio