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The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
Series: The Woman in Black, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Summary

The fully authorised, chilling sequel to Susan Hill's best-selling ghost-story, The Woman in Black, released in 2012 as a film featuring Daniel Radcliffe. This is the book the follow-up film starring Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Phoebe Fox will be based on.

Autumn 1940, World War Two: Bombs are raining down, destroying the cities of Britain. The evacuations begin, and soon children are being taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group. The children are scared and Eve does her best to calm them, but the truth is that she too is haunted by a personal tragedy she cannot put behind her.

Their destination is Eel Marsh House. Desolate and forlorn, it is situated on a causeway and is sinking into the treacherous tidal marshes that surround it. Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in. But soon it becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house with them, someone Eve can't see but who is far more deadly than any number of German bombs...The Woman in Black.

©2013 Martyn Waites (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

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not a bad follow up!

Not a bad storyline a bit predictable at times but well written. For ghoststory lovers!

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Cannot wait to see the film

Really enjoyed it. It wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be.
Good story , let's see if the film will do it justice!

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Awful narrator..

I felt the narrator was woefully inadequate for this story, being very lightweight and somewhat screechy. This led to a complete lack of dramatic tension and was very disappointing.

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  • Mrs
  • Luton Beds, United Kingdom
  • 14-10-14

Not as good as the original

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was ok but if you are expecting the quality of writing that Susan Hill gave us in the original- you will be disappointed

What could Martyn Waites have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

More convincing characters

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Not really

Could you see The Woman in Black: Angel of Death being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

Not as good as original story

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  • Artemis_B
  • Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 18-06-19

Not as good as original

I enjoyed The Woman in Black and hoped that, while this sequel might not be as good, it would still be decent.

The narration is great but the story really lets everything down. It seems like the only purpose of the women in it were to be rescued by men.

The children were interesting characters but I just didn’t empathise with the adults.

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Good book

I really enjoyed this better than the movie, so much so it was easy to let the story take you away.