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The Woman in White

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Wilkie Collins

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: August 2016

Duration: 25 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be to the first mystery novel, and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of 'sensation novels'....

The Woman in White is also an early example of a particular type of Collins narrative in which several characters in turn take up the telling of the story. This creates a complex web in which readers are unsure which narrator can, and cannot, be trusted. Collins used this technique in his other novels, including The Moonstone. This technique was copied by other novelists, including Bram Stoker, author of Dracula (1897), although by the end of the 19th century the technique was considered "old-fashioned". (Summary from Wikipedia)

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  • Jessie M.

    Good story. A little drawn out, but I suppose that part of the older novels. Good listen, good narrative.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Jacqueline E.

    Being very fond of period piece books, this was no disappointment. Very good. Kept me interested from beginning to end.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Denise McClory

    This was a good novel and had great narrators.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Maria P.

    It was hard to stay focused on the story early on but as it progressed, I stayed up late into the evenings as I was hooked.

  • Anonymous

    Loved it.

  • Linda M.

    This is a very long story (25 hours+) but worth it. Wilkie Collins originated the detective novel genre (with "Moonstone") and this is a suspenseful story that kept me riveted. Collins was a great friend of Charles Dickens but he is a lot less wordy than Dickens. His language is more straightforward which I prefer. I found the use of the English language to be so much more full of color in this work than in modern works. Again, it is worth the 25 hours. I only gave three stars for the narration because the recording was put together by volunteers - most of the main characters' voices were British but some American which didn't work well. Also, one could tell that the readers were not professionals. The recording is in the public domain which is why it is free. Still, I would recommend it. .

  • Anonymous

    story too slow

  • Anonymous

    Awesome mystery. Held my attention the entire way.

  • Anonymous

    Like many readers I do enjoy the older classics but this was a long winded read. Did enjoy the story but found it sometimes difficult to follow,and had to rewind a few times. Many options as to who did what and when before it started to become clear. Good narration. I did enjoy the book but do not think this a book I would retread in the future.

  • Anonymous

    The plot is very enjoyable but the writing style is extremely drawn out and slow moving. The characters are believable for the period. The narration was superb. I love the old classics and this is definitely one of them!!!

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