The Woman in White

  • by Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by Gabriel Woolf
  • 24 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Woman in White, considered one of the first mystery novels and is the best known work of English novelist Wilkie Collins.
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.
William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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A stunning listen

I have to admit at the outset that this is one of my favourite novels. Without the need to agonise over Victorian social problems which Dickens feels, Collins produces a rattling good detective story.
His characters are deliciously overblown and the plot wonderfully convoluted.

Gabriel Woolf understands the characters and gives each one a distinctive voice and their own personality.

This would be a must if it were full-price: at ?5 everyone should rush to download it immediately.
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- Steve Flook

An enduring classic

Although written in the mid 19th Century, this is still a cracking mystery tale of suspense and intrigue. The format is slightly contrived, with the story being narrated by different characters, but it is so well read that this is not a problem. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-12-2008
  • Publisher: RNIB