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Spalding, United Kingdom
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  • 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 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668

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
  • Fantastic

  • By Anthony on 13-01-11

wonderful book perfect narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-16

This is a gripping story beautifully written with Ian Holm's reading probably the best I've heard.

  • The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3

  • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and others
  • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, and others
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3

The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • poems ruined by irritating musical backing

  • By Roger on 04-08-13

poems ruined by irritating musical backing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-13

What disappointed you about The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3?

There is a loud musical backing to every poem as if they thought the poetry by itself not worth recording - as a result you strain to hear the words. Its an alarmingly stupid idea.

Has The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3 put you off other books in this genre?

yes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

-

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3?

-

Any additional comments?

There should be a clear warning of this and it should go under the separate genre of 'poetry set to music by idiots'

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