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    • The Moonstone

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
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    Claimed as the first detective story in the English language, Wilkie Collins weaves his classic mystery through a series of often "meandering" narratives by various characters in the book who had first hand knowledge surrounding the disappearance of a large valuable yellow diamond (the Moonstone) from the room of it's young owner, Rachel Verinder.

    Price: CDN$ 17.59

    • The Great Detective Collection

    • 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories
    • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    An engrossing collection of detective stories featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, J. G. Reeder, and C. Auguste Dupin. 1.The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace 2.The Queer Feet by G. K. Chesterton 3.The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes by Ernest Bramah 4. The Club of One-Eyed Men by Arthur Somers Roche 5.Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin 6.The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah

    Price: CDN$ 109.32

    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • Written by: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
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    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    Price: CDN$ 136.66

    • The Woman in White

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
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    Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

    Price: CDN$ 46.99

    • The Woman in White

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
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    Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher to two sisters, wants to marry Laura, though she is betrothed to another. But who is the mysterious woman in white he encounters? Wilkie Collins was a master of suspense, but his transfer to audiobook requires a cast of readers to faithfully reflect the11 different characters who tell the story. Naxos AudioBooks brings together a strong cast to bring alive the mystery and suspense of The Woman in White.

    Price: CDN$ 79.38

    • Horror Stories

    • Tales of Ghosts, Curses, Mummies, and Zombies
    • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
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    A spine-tingling collection of weird and wonderful horror stories, featuring ghosts, curses, strange phenomena, ghouls, black magic, and demonic apparitions. Do you dare to listen?

    Price: CDN$ 68.32

    • The Woman in White

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm
    • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
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    Late one moonlit night, Walter Hartright encounters a solitary and terrified woman dressed all in white. He saves her from capture by her pursuers and determines to solve the mystery of her distress and terror. Inspired by an actual criminal case, this gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness and mistaken identity has never been out of print since its publication and brought Collins great fame and success.

    Price: CDN$ 37.24

    • The Moonstone

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Peter Jeffrey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Considered the first full-length detective novel in the English language, T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as 'the first and greatest English detective novel'. The stone of the title is an enormous yellow diamond plundered from an Indian shrine after the Siege of Seringapatam. Given to Miss Verinder on her 18th birthday, it mysteriously disappears that very night. Suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers who have been seen in the neighbourhood. Sergeant Cuff is assigned to the case....

    Price: CDN$ 32.94

    • The Woman in White

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
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    When Walter Hartright encounters the "solitary figure of a woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments" on a lonely road, he is haunted by her. He falls in love with his employer's niece, Laura, because she resembles the mysterious woman. Laura, however, is betrothed to the evil Sir Percival, who wishes to marry her for her money. The woman in white, it turns out, is Anne Catherick, who was confined in an asylum by the evil Sir Percival because she knew a devastating secret about him.

    Price: CDN$ 82.44

    • The Moonstone

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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    The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again, and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel’s household is above suspicion. The Moonstone is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous, and not everyone is as they first appear.

    Price: CDN$ 10.92

    • The Woman in White

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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    Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins’ chilling Gothic drama. A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright’s midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white.

    Price: CDN$ 22.92

    • The Woman in White

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
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    Late one night, a drawing teacher meets a mysterious woman dressed in white. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress? Serialized in 1859 - 1860, and first published in book form in 1860 it is still regarded still as one of the best plots in English literature. Told from multiple perspectives, the story is brought to life by its marvellous villains and complex, spirited and believable female characters.

    Price: CDN$ 18.61

    • The Moonstone

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 20 hrs
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    This is heralded as the very first mystery novel. Collins, in his great work, created the guidelines for the genre as we know it today: a fabulous diamond stolen, everyone in the house is suspected, three mysterious Indians sworn to protect the jewel at all costs, the upstairs/downstairs tension from the servants, and a brilliant detective who is eccentrically fond of roses.

    Price: CDN$ 13.88

    • The Moonstone

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell, full cast
    • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story involves a huge diamond, the moonstone, originally stolen from an Indian shrine. The gem is given to an English girl on her 18th birthday but disappears that same night. What follows is a spellbinding mystery that to this day has the power to draw the listener into its world of danger, suspense, and surprise.

    Price: CDN$ 82.44

    • The Two Destinies

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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    Mary and George love each other in early childhood, but George's father tears them apart, not believing that Mary, a bailiff's daughter, will be a fit match for his son. The family travel to America to pursue the father's dream of wealth. During George's absence, Mary moves to Scotland and, in order to survive, is forced into a marriage of convenience. George returns after 10 years to search for his promised bride and becomes obsessed and infatuated with a Mrs Van Brandt. Is the pursuit beginning to affect his sanity?

    Price: CDN$ 25.06

    • The Moonstone (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 21 hrs
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    Bequeathed a rare diamond by her late uncle, heiress Rachel Verinder has no idea it was stolen from an Indian temple or that it has a cursed history. When the diamond disappears on her eighteenth birthday, multiple suspects - including Rachel’s suitor, Franklin Blake - are implicated in its theft. Determined to prove his innocence, Franklin begins his own investigation. Did one of his fellow Englishmen steal the jewel? Or was it whisked back to India? The case, which unfolds through multiple narratives, takes startling twists and turns in pursuit of the truth.

    Price: CDN$ 8.76

    • Great Supernatural Stories

    • Written by: Ambrose Bierce, Wilkie Collins, H. G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
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    A bumper collection of classic ghost stories and strange supernatural tales.

    Price: CDN$ 114.61

    • The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
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    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    Price: CDN$ 56.44

    • The Moonstone

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
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    The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins begins with Mr. John Herncastle stealing a mysterious yellow diamond from the statue of a sacred Indian god while fighting with the British army in India. The diamond makes it way to back England after John Herncastle returns from his tour with the British army. The sacred diamond is bestowed to a young woman, Rachel Verinder, a relative of John Herncastle, on her 18th birthday.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

    • Written by: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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    Mrs Zant has recently lost her beloved husband, and while walking in the Kensington Gardens, the spot where she and her deceased husband declared their love for each other, she feels his presence trying to warn her of some coming danger. Mr Rayburn witnesses it all, and he'll have to fight his own incredulity regarding the supernatural and his gut feeling that the disturbed young woman is telling the truth.

    Price: CDN$ 1.42

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