The Collector

  • by John Fowles
  • Narrated by James Wilby
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Withdrawn, uneducated, and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda.
When he wins the pools, he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

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Customer Reviews

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Loved it. Beautifully written. wonderfully read.

Loved the psychology in this one. Could listen to James Wilby all day. Highly Recommend.
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- Amanda

Great use of unreliable narrator

This book uses unreliable narrators to play on your sympathies and the audiobook took it to another level. The extra component of believability, thanks to the vocal performance, further encourages you to feel sympathetic to the narrator despite everything going on in the book and continues to play with your emotions as you try to distance yourself. Great book and great audiobook.
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- K. Nash

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios