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Thursday, 28 June 2018

The Woman in White ~ Wilkie Collins

narrated by Simon Prebble & Josephine Bailey (5)
By purchasing the free kindle first, you can then procure the audio for $1.14 USD      
Brit Trip Locations: Lancashire, Cumbria, London, Hampshire

The Woman in White was a recommended read.  So pleased I followed through on it as I enjoyed this Gothic mystery story right from the beginning.  Such an engaging read.  Reparaphrasing what two other readers (mumto2, and aggieamy  of TWTM Book a Week thread) said, “Don’t start this unless you have time to be sucked right into the intrigue Wilkie Collins has crafted in the White Woman: you’ll get to the point where you must keep listening to find out what happens”.  I came away liking the strength of character Collins gifted to the ‘plain’ sister, Marion, so much more than his delicate Victorian flower, Laura.
The female narrator, Josephine Bailey, wasn’t as enjoyable for me to listen to as Simon Prebble was.

Favourite quote from the book:
“Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service.”   Wilkie Collins

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