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Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a sense of profound unease begins to creep over him and take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk about the woman in black or what happens whenever she is seen.
And Kipps has to stay on in the lonely house, sorting out Mrs. Drablow's papers, when the mist begins to enshroud both it and its surrounding graveyard and the high tide cuts it off from the world beyond.
©1983 Susan Hill (P)2005 Long Barn Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Mel on 01-25-12

Classic Gothic Ghost Tale

Surrounded by family on a snowy Christmas Eve, the fireplace ablaze, the tree bedecked and aglow....what secret memories could possibly cause the senior Arthur Kipps to tremble with terror when family members turn out the lights and begin telling harmless ghost stories around the tree? Woman in Black is an engrossing classic ghost story--no bells no whistles--with a lush style of writing that lays out an almost palpable atmosphere. Paul Ansdell perfectly captures the spirit (so to speak) of this post-Victorian placed tale with his narration. Very enjoyable, easy listen--and (at least at the time of this posting) a nice little price for the entertainment value.

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55 of 57 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Alycee on 01-13-12

Eerily facinating!

I loved listening to this book. I was caught up in the story right away and could feel the horror and fear the character in the story felt by the way the narrator read and related the events of the story. I got everything I expected from reading a "Ghost Story." I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates a good ghost story.

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30 of 31 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on 04-07-08

A Great Listen.

Great story, reads like a diary account. The narrator is fluent and expressive. Recommended.

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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Carolyn on 01-07-07

Enjoy!

Spooky, atmospheric book. A real treat for a winter's evening! Suasan Hill always writes good books and it is read convincingly too.

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22 of 23 people found this review helpful

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By Mandy on 02-15-18

The Greatest Ghost Story

This has been my favourite story since I saw it first as a play. Since then I have often, read, listened and watched it repeatedly.

It is well worth a listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kate on 04-01-16

GENUINELY SCARY

This book gave me goosebumps! It's a really creepy story - don't listen at night in bed like I did!!! It prompted me to watch the movie (the old 1980's version) which is also genuinely unsettling.

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