The Turn of the Screw

  • by Henry James
  • Narrated by Stephanie Beacham
  • 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this classic, romantic ghost story, a governess on a remote country estate begins to believe her charges are possessed by the spirits of 2 dead former servants. Are her perceptions simply the fruit of her neuroses - or could they possibly be valid? A foray into the very heart of evil, Henry James's masterful novel is also remarkable for its psychological acuity and evocation of mood.

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Great book; wonderful reading

Turn of the Screw is a wonderful book -- a kind of complicated ghost story that showcases the complexities of the interactions between adults and children. This particular reading is wonderful, and the sound quality is excellent.
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- Patricia Marino

Well read intriguing novel

I once read some of this book aloud to friends on a long car trip. Many of the sentences are a joy ride on their own--you don't know where the sentence will take you, and what the journey will be like. Such was this reading of the book--only far better to hear this exquisite narrator revel in the delight of the sentence structure. The story is great in its own right--a mystery novel that fully holds its own--but the plot pales compared to the joy expressed by the narrator in the reading of it.
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- Maureen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books