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Where does The Woman in White rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is only my third, but my favourite. I'm not sure how I missed reading this novel, not talked about enough.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Woman in White?
When Marian visits the private lunatic asylum and, instead of finding Anne Catherick, she finds her (supposedly) deceased half sister, Laura! I also enjoyed the atmospheric first appearance of 'The Woman in White' to a very surprised Walter Hartright. Watch out for the appearances of Count Fosco. He is a fine character - an intriguing villain.
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No, none of them This had (I think) 6 narrators. This was ideal as the story is told via the accounts of multiple characters. The narrators ranged from very good to excellent.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Good question/s. Laugh *and* cry - and sit on the edge of my seat. It was a roller coaster - it's a sensational "thumping good read", a whodunit with a love element, some tragedy - and a nice bit of social history.
Any additional comments?
Warning: This is an abridged version of The Woman in White at 6 hours 36 mins. I must admit I was disappointed when it came to an end, I wish there was a 10 hour version. There are shorter versions (under 4 hours) and unabridged versions (24 or 25 hours) - but, arguably, the original book was somewhat padded out for serialisation in the Dickens periodical and benefits from some trimming. That said I am now reading the novel - and wouldn't rule out getting hold of an unabridged audiobook version in due course.
The in-depth, twisting and turning, old-fashioned mystery was just what I needed while convalescing.
I wasn't familiar with any of the readers but they were all superbly clear and accurate - a real pleasure to listen to.
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