The Public Domain Podcast

Great works hand picked for you from the Public Domain and read out loud in a weekly podcast. Authors include Mark Twain, Jules Verne, Edgar Allen Poe and many others. The website also includes links to public domain resources & topics of interest to literary and audiobook fans.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

PDP #24 - "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins, Part 1

Part 1 of the novel, "The Woman in White" a serialized mystery/suspense novel by Wilkie Collins, a contemporary of Charles Dickens, who also wrote "The Fatal Cradle" heard as an earlier short story podcast.

The novel is one of the first to be set up in an original way for the time period, in that it has different narrators to tell different parts of the story. In the introduction it is explained that we shall hear the tale as if we were a Judge listening to eye witnesses.

This has been touted as the first mystery novel by some and was turned into a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber which had sporadic runs with different Companies in 2004, 2005 and 2006. I; however, shall not be singing in the podcast so if you can stomach that disappointment, come along for a fun ride into mystery and suspense.

File size is 11 MB and the podcast is 30 minutes and 27 seconds in length.

Manual download link here.

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Anonymous Delysid said...

I read "The Woman in White" a couple years ago, and loved it! It's such a cool book. What was also interesting was how the edition I had included material in the introduction and appendices about how famous the author, Wilkie Collins, was in his day, on a par with superstars like Dickens, but how little known he is now, especially for any of his work besides this one.

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Blogger steelworx said...

Good story, love the reading. Welcome back, I will have to do a little more listening to catch up ;)

9:43 PM  

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