The woman in black audiobook
It is not until he glimpses a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a sense of profound unease begins to creep over him and take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk about the woman in black or what happens whenever she is seen. And Kipps has to stay on in the lonely house, sorting out Mrs. Drablow's papers, when the mist begins to enshroud both it and its surrounding graveyard and the high tide cuts it off from the world beyond. Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Audiobook The woman in black Susan Hill
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
I wasn't overly impressed with this book, either. I didn't dislike it I just wasn't excited by it. I thought Hill did an excellent job of setting a spooky scene. But as for plot progression and characters? Yes, it's a shame when a story has such potential, but it never quite gets there Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor from London, is sent to Crythin Gifford, a small remote market town on the east coast of England, to present his law firm at the funeral of their client, the elderly recluse Mrs Alice Drablow.
For the last few decades, Mrs Drablow has lived on her own in the secluded building of Eel Marsh House, an old mansion surrounded by marshes and cut off from the mainland at high tide. Then there is the locked room in the house, which no key can open, but from which strange noises permeate at night.
Young Arthur is about to experience the most terrifying days and nights of his life …. Though descriptive and atmospheric, which does set an eerie background, nothing much actually happens in the book, and it is very slow to start.
And as soon as things got interesting, the novel was almost in its last pages and was resolved very quickly, before I had time to get really spooked. Which is a shame, because Susan Hill really knows how to set the scene, and the haunted Eel Marsh House is a truly terrifying locality in which to set a ghost story.
I was also puzzled as to the era the novel was meant to take place in — on one hand the language is reminiscent of Victorian England and there is talk of a pony and trap, yet Arthur mentions electricity and motorcars, and there is no historical context to place the story in time.
All in all, as far as spooking me and giving me goosebumps, the book did not quite do it for me, despite listening to it whilst driving along a lonely dark country road in the middle of the night on my own under a new moon.
However, there were moments where I could visualise the old mansion and experience a slight shiver of apprehension, though more intrigue then actual fear. Which made it an ok read, but not a memorable one for me. I read this book as part of my Audiobook Challenge. Posted by but books are better at Email This BlogThis!
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As is so often the case with truly well-constructed fiction, this story contains all the exquisitely crafted detail and richness that film adaptations can struggle to encompass. Only enhanced by Paul Ansell's thoughtful narration, this is Susan Hill at her best. Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.
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I wasn't overly impressed with this book, either. I didn't dislike it I just wasn't excited by it. I thought Hill did an excellent job of setting a spooky scene. But as for plot progression and characters?
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The Woman in Black
Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a sense of profound unease begins to creep over him and take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk about the woman in black or what happens whenever she is seen. And Kipps has to stay on in the lonely house, sorting out Mrs.
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Posted in Audio Book Review , Reviews. Eel Marsh is a house that is plagued with dark secrets. This lonely house is in the middle of an unpredictable salt marsh that rises with the tide which further isolates the home. However, its dark secrets cannot be contained as something sinister looms over the sleepy town of Nine Lives Causeway.
Ralph Cosham narrates this carefully constructed suspense tale of a young solicitor, Arthur Kipps, who is asked to represent his firm at a funeral and collect some important papers. He sees the woman in black, and she haunts him from then forward. Cosham has a forthright style and adopts the tone of a man who hopes that by telling his tale he might finally rid himself of the memories.
Вот. Все прочитали: - Разница в весе незначительна… разделяются вследствие газовой диффузии… 10,032498X10134 в сравнении с 1939484X1023. - Ну вот, наконец-то! - вскрикнул Джабба.
Смит кивнул: - Наш самолет в Малаге. - Он похлопал Беккера по спине. - Получите удовольствие, профессор. Вы летали когда-нибудь на Лирджете-60.
Беккер усмехнулся: - Давненько не летал.
Понятия не имею. Я побежал позвонить в полицию. Когда я вернулся, немца уже не. - Вы не знаете, кто он. - Какой-то турист. - Вы уверены.
Однако в данный момент у него был перерыв и он поглощал пирог с сыром и перцем в круглосуточной столовой АНБ. Джабба собирался взять третий кусок, когда зазвонил мобильный телефон. - Говорите, - сказал он, быстро проглотив пирог.