"Mrs Zant and the Ghost" Audiobook
Posted at 10:30 AM (PST) on Tuesday, December 22, 2015
By Joe Mellor
The London Economic: 21 December 2015
New research has revealed more than half of Brits say their festive excitement peaks on the journey home, with almost one in five expecting to hit the road on December 23rd to make it home for Christmas Eve.
The study, commissioned by Audible, found that audiobooks are proving particularly popular, with the Harry Potter series – narrated by Stephen Fry – and the Jungle Book topping a top 13 list of Christmas car selections.
Gillian Anderson, who narrates a free, exclusive download of Mrs Zant and the Ghost by Wilkie Collins, says, “I'm a huge fan of Audiobooks – I find them entertaining and immersive so having a great story to share as a family on a long drive is genius. Sometimes when listening to music, you’re very aware of time passing, with each song lasting three minutes – whereas if you’re caught up in the narrative of a story, you don’t notice how long you’ve been listening, or driving, for that matter.
It was a Victorian tradition to share ghost stories on Christmas Eve and so I have chosen to read the chilling Mrs Zant and the Ghost by Wilkie Collins. Once I got my head around the Victorian phrasing, it became such a joy to read. The story really transports you to a fireside over a century ago.”
Mrs Zant and the Ghost is available to download for free from 23 December 2015 - CLICK HERE - with the twelve other stories available now.