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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 898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 773
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769

    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
    • 100% recommended

    • By Marianna on 23-02-12

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Peter Jeffrey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolute gem

    • By Joanne on 29-06-08

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Great Detective Collection

    • 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • great stories, appalling narration.

    • By Marsh on 26-01-16

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 333

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Michele on 07-01-16

    Regular price: £0.99

    • The Lock and Key Library: Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Modern English

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thompson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A collection of short stories from such favorites as Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Rudyard Kipling are joined by others written anonymously in this anthology which will have you scratching your head and listening just a bit longer to discover the key to the mysteries.  

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Fifty Great Classic Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Kenneth Grahame, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Fifty great classic short stories selected from the works of the best writers of the last century.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dreadful narration

    • By MRS on 24-10-14

    Regular price: £49.99

    • The Moonstone (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Bequeathed a rare diamond by her late uncle, heiress Rachel Verinder has no idea it was stolen from an Indian temple or that it has a cursed history. When the diamond disappears on her eighteenth birthday, multiple suspects - including Rachel’s suitor, Franklin Blake - are implicated in its theft. Determined to prove his innocence, Franklin begins his own investigation. Did one of his fellow Englishmen steal the jewel? Or was it whisked back to India? The case, which unfolds through multiple narratives, takes startling twists and turns in pursuit of the truth.

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry to finish it

    • By David M on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly Narrated

    • By Ms CLARE J CLEMENS on 25-10-15

    Regular price: £99.99

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the wonderful woman in white

    • By sjtroddy on 20-11-10

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Great Supernatural Stories

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Wilkie Collins, H. G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A bumper collection of classic ghost stories and strange supernatural tales.

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Classic Tales of Mystery

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Liza Ross, Stephen Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Sixteen classic stories.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Woman in White

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well put together dramatisation

    • By Ceri-Anne on 11-09-16

    Regular price: £16.00

    • The Dream Woman

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    The Dream Woman is a strange tale of a man who has a dream about a beautiful woman attempting to murder him in bed by stabbing him with a buck-handled clasp-knife. He relates the details of the dream to his mother, who makes careful note of every detail. Then one day he meets the woman of his dream....

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Strange Riddles

    • Stories of Puzzles and Intrigues
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    1. "The Mysterious Card" by Cleveland Moffett 2. "The Card Unveiled" by Cleveland Moffett 3. "The Problem of the Five Marks" by Melville Davisson Post 4. "A Terribly Strange Bed" by Wilkie Collins 5. "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe 6. "Who Killed Charlie Winpole" by Ernest Bramah 7. "The Comedy at Fountain Cottage" by Ernest Bramah 8. "The Secret of the Smoked Spectacles" by William Le Queux 9. "The Hair" by A. J. Alan 10. "The Haunted Dolls’ House" by M. R. James, and many more....

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Short Stories: The Thinking Man's Collection

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Edgar Wallace, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Martin Jarvis, Jonathan Firth, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This fine collection of intelligent, unabridged short stories about intriguing, interesting and sometimes inspirational men is an audio treat for young and old, male or female. A carefully compiled anthology featuring timeless tales from classic authors including Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Anton Chekhov, read by a cast of acclaimed and respected actors, including Stephen Fry, Martin Jarvis and Kerry Shale; this compilation will be enjoyed by the whole family. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Edgar Wallace book was the best

    • By T. Piper on 02-04-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Stories to Scare You Witless

    • Tales of Terror
    • By: Fitz-James O'Brien, Hector Hugh Munro, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Genuinely chilling narratives of paranormal phenomena, the returning dead, uncanny apparitions, sinister happenings and inexplicable events which make your blood run cold. Listen in the dark... if you dare!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother!

    • By Markus on 09-10-12

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge
    • Length: 27 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of suspense

    • By Dr on 19-07-09

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Fifty Gothic Tales

    • By: E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent collection horribly performed

    • By Leon van Schoonneveldt on 06-05-16

    Regular price: £59.99

    • Murder Most Foul, Volume 1

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Robert Barr
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Brian Cox
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This collection of classic crime short fiction includes: "Bluebeard's Bathtub" by Margery Allingham; "Who Killed Zebedee?" by Wilkie Collins; "An Alpine Divorce" by Robert Barr; and "The Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Regular price: £12.99

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