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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ian Holm

Classics • 24.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1860

Wilkie Collins’s novel, like many British mysteries that succeeded it, unfolds slowly as listeners get to know the various characters who play a part in the story. This involved tale of greed, subterfuge, disappointed love, and stoic loyalty is told from several points of view. Ian Holm renders each remarkably well—not by assuming different identities or by contorting his voice in any way, but by altering pace and pitch subtly and effectively to give each of the narrative voices a distinct personality: the hypochondriac uncle, the stalwart suitor, the strong-willed sister, the hedonistic Italian count, the smarmy aristocrat. The slow pace of this novel does not detract in the least from its absorbing story. L.X.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]

Trade Ed. • AudioGO • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-60998-111-2 $29.95 • Twenty CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-60998-228-7 $24.95


Library Ed. • AudioGO • 2011

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-7686-4 $49.95 • Twenty CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-7687-1 $29.95 • Three MP3-CDs

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