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  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Ian Holm
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    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.

    Anthony says: "Fantastic"
  • The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Peter Jeffrey
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    Considered the first full-length detective novel in the English language, T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as 'the first and greatest English detective novel'. The stone of the title is an enormous yellow diamond plundered from an Indian shrine after the Siege of Seringapatam. Given to Miss Verinder on her 18th birthday, it mysteriously disappears that very night. Suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers who have been seen in the neighbourhood. Sergeant Cuff is assigned to the case....

    Joanne says: "An absolute gem"
  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
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    Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

    sjtroddy says: "the wonderful woman in white"
  • Mrs. Zant and the Ghost | Wilkie Collins

    Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Gillian Anderson
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    Mrs Zant has recently lost her beloved husband, and while walking in the Kensington Gardens, the spot where she and her deceased husband declared their love for each other, she feels his presence trying to warn her of some coming danger. Mr Rayburn witnesses it all, and he'll have to fight his own incredulity regarding the supernatural and his gut feeling that the disturbed young woman is telling the truth.

    Michele says: "Brilliant"
  • The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    This is heralded as the very first mystery novel. Collins, in his great work, created the guidelines for the genre as we know it today: a fabulous diamond stolen, everyone in the house is suspected, three mysterious Indians sworn to protect the jewel at all costs, the upstairs/downstairs tension from the servants, and a brilliant detective who is eccentrically fond of roses.

    Alice Ingham says: "Fantastic story and performance!"
  • The Great British Short Story Collection | Barry Pain,E. F. Benson,Stacy Aumonier,W. F. Harvey,W. W. Jacobs,Wilkie Collins,John Buchan

    The Great British Short Story Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    Ms CLARE J CLEMENS says: "Poorly Narrated"
  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge, Hugh Dickson, and others
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    A dark and humid night on a London highway… a ghostly woman asking directions… and the reader is away on a tale of deceit, murder, madness, stolen identities and scheming cads, elaborate plots and outrageous coincidences, in the company of some of the most extraordinary characters in fiction. Hailed as a classic the moment it was written in 1859, The Woman in White uses a dozen different narrators to tell the tale of a man’s determination to save the woman he loves....

    First Impressions says: "A terrific story, well narrated - what a plot!"
  • The Woman in White: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By full cast, Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey
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    Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins’ chilling Gothic drama. A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright’s midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white.

    Ceri-Anne says: "Well put together dramatisation"
  • The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
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    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    Harriet Lindsay says: "Excellent and thrilling novel. Gripping from first to last."
  • The Great Detective Collection: 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories | Arthur Conan Doyle,G. K. Chesterton,Ernest Bramah,Edgar Allan Poe,Wilkie Collins,Guy Boothby,Charles Dickens

    The Great Detective Collection: 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    An engrossing collection of detective stories featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, J. G. Reeder, and C. Auguste Dupin. 1.The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace 2.The Queer Feet by G. K. Chesterton 3.The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes by Ernest Bramah 4. The Club of One-Eyed Men by Arthur Somers Roche 5.Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin 6.The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah

    Marsh says: "great stories, appalling narration."
  • The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    No, the "Moonstone" isn't a celestial relic, it's a gigantic yellow diamond of unearthly beauty that was given to Rachel Verinder as a present on her 18th birthday - and stolen that very night! Betteredge, one of the most beloved butlers in English literature, is the focus of this seminal detective novel, which examines how one family's life is turned upside-down by the theft. And find out why the answers to all of life's problems can be found in the pages of Robinson Crusoe.

    Tracy says: "View of English Literature undergraduate"
  • The Dream Woman | Wilkie Collins

    The Dream Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    “Wake up! Wake up, there! Murder!” A hostler spits out these vehement words while he turbulently sleeps. He is haunted by a phantasm. It is a phantasm with a droop in the left eye, long flaxen hair, and a long buckhorn clasp knife.

    Katy Skelton says: "it's only 2 hours not 4! story repeated!!"
  • The Moonstone [Tantor Audio Edition] | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone [Tantor Audio Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent story , beautifully read"
  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    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.

    James Raeside says: "A Terrific Bargain"
  • The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Clive Swift, Chris Larkin
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    As we listen to each character tell their version of the events, layer upon layer of drama and suspense builds to the final and astonishing denouement of the first, and most magnificent, English detective novel.

  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge
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    Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher to two sisters, wants to marry Laura, though she is betrothed to another. But who is the mysterious woman in white he encounters? Wilkie Collins was a master of suspense, but his transfer to audiobook requires a cast of readers to faithfully reflect the11 different characters who tell the story. Naxos AudioBooks brings together a strong cast to bring alive the mystery and suspense of The Woman in White.

    Katie says: "Full of suspense"
  • Fifty Gothic Tales | E. F. Benson,Wilkie Collins,Rudyard Kipling,Arthur Conan Doyle,W. W. Jacobs,Edgar Allan Poe,Edith Wharton

    Fifty Gothic Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A creepy collection of the very best Gothic tales from the masters of suspense, horror, supernatural and occult fiction. 1.The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson 2.Afterward by Edith Wharton 3.The Green Light by Barry Pain 4.Fingers of a Hand by H. D. Everett 5.The Squaw by Bram Stoker 6.The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 7.Lost in a Pyramid by Louisa M. Alcott 8.The Girl who was Tired of Love by Leonard Merrick 9.The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10.The House with the Brick Kiln by E. F.

    Elizabeth Harding says: "dissapointment"
  • The Haunted Hotel | Wilkie Collins

    The Haunted Hotel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Wilke Collins was the author of two of the greatest mysteries ever written, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. However, like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, he shifted easily from rational domains to the 'superrational'. Like them, he often preferred to indulge his occult predilection, a lifelong indulgence.

    Davidson says: "The only haunted thing is the narration"
  • The Two Destinies | Wilkie Collins

    The Two Destinies

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Peter Newcombe Joyce
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    Mary and George love each other in early childhood, but George's father tears them apart, not believing that Mary, a bailiff's daughter, will be a fit match for his son. The family travel to America to pursue the father's dream of wealth. During George's absence, Mary moves to Scotland and, in order to survive, is forced into a marriage of convenience. George returns after 10 years to search for his promised bride and becomes obsessed and infatuated with a Mrs Van Brandt. Is the pursuit beginning to affect his sanity?

  • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 2 | Wilkie Collins,Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle,H. P. Lovecraft

    Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Doug Bradley
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    Doug Bradley's Spine Chillers, Volume 2, presents four classic stories from the masters of horror literature. It kicks off with Charles Dickens' friend and collaborator Wilkie Collins' eerie tale of a man's dream of his own murder that comes too true, 'The Dream Woman'. Second on the bill is the master of American literature Edgar Allan Poe's classic story of doomed love 'The Oval Portrait'.

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