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From the first moment Vincentio di Vivaldi, a young nobleman, sets eyes on the veiled figure of Ellena, he is captivated by her enigmatic beauty and grace. But his haughty and manipulative mother is against the match and enlists the help of her confessor to come between them. Schedoni, previously a leading figure of the Inquisition, is a demonic, scheming monk with no qualms about the task, whether it entails abduction, torture - or even murder.

The Italian secured Ann Radcliffe's position as the leading writer of Gothic romance of the age, for its atmosphere of supernatural and nightmarish horrors, combined with her evocation of sublime landscapes and chilling narrative.

Public Domain (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • Chelsea Lee
  • 23-01-21

Bad editing

A lot of bloopers, pauses and re-do’s were not edited out. This is especially so at the end of chapter 15. I was okay with it at first but it got to be too much and too distracting.

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  • Christina
  • 23-05-21

Poorly Edited Audio File

Great story but choose another version before purchase. The narrator is spot on for this Gothic horror classic, but unfortunately the editing team didn't remove the bloopers before this was uploaded here. It's almost as if the editing stopped 8 1/2 hours in. I absolutely loved this novel and had it been professionally edited, I would have kept the audiobook.

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  • Tyson Escoto
  • 13-12-20

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Unnecessarily long winded. There’s a few moments of beauty in imagery and language but it’s mostly just slow and boring. And the narration is overbearing- there’s almost no dialogue which means endless third person descriptions, and a serious difficulty in immersing into the story.

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