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. 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.
A classic ghost story!
An easy to listen to ghost story with a chilling twist at the end. Recommended!
Brilliant. Tried a number of audio books with varying degrees of enjoyment and stumbled across this when looking for the next listen. Having seen the play but (ashamed to say) not read the book I knew what was coming but even that didn't spoil a well read and fantastically crafted story. Genuinely terrifying in places (listen to it late at night, in a darkened room for the full effect) and an excellent, if slightly telegraphed, climax. Also, not overly long or overly priced which, for this listener's attention span and budget, helped. No problems whatsover with playback.
The Woman In Black
Fantastic audiobook, a little slow to start but stick with the first 20mins, it sets the scene and then don't listen alone! Paul Ansdell is a fantastic reader and you feel like you are really living the tale. Great value for money.