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After being attacked and knocked unconscious by robbers, Oscar is nursed by Lucilla and falls in love with her, and the couple become engaged. Their plans are jeopardized by Oscar's epilepsy, a result of the blow to his head. The only effective treatment, a silver compound, has the side-effect of turning his skin a permanent, dark blue-grey. Despite her blindness, Lucilla suffers a violent phobia of dark colors, and family and friends conceal Oscar's condition from her. Meanwhile, Oscar's twin brother, Nugent, returns from America...
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are "The Woman in White", and "The Moonstone", which was the first modern English detective novel.
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By shortforu on 04-28-18
Entertaining story but didn't care for narration
I have enjoyed other Wilkie Collins books and this story draws you in. This was especially important because the narration was not at all what I like. It's a reading with a dramatic twist which is overkill in my opinion. The voices are sometimes shrill. I almost returned it. I appreciate a simple reading with some inflection and changes in voices.
But I got drawn into the story and wanted to hear the end. Would recommend finding a different narrator if possible.