UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

I Say No

Wilkie Collins

Book Overview: 

Emily Brown is an orphan girl that almost no one can help but love when they meet her. She is pursued by two worthy men: Mr. Alban Morris, the drawing master at her school; and Rev. Miles Mirabel, a clergyman. However, one of them is lying to her after she discovers that her father's death wasn't natural, as she was led to believe.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .I can't give you an encouraging report of your aunt. The rheumatic fever (aggravated by the situation of this house—built on clay, you know, and close to stagnant water) has been latterly complicated by delirium."

"Is that a bad sign, sir?"

"The worst possible sign; it shows that the disease has affected the heart. Yes: she is suffering from inflammation of the eyes, but that is an unimportant symptom. We can keep the pain under by means of cooling lotions and a dark room. I've often heard her speak of you—especially since the illness assumed a serious character. What did you say? Will she know you, when you go into her room? This is about the time when the delirium usually sets in. I'll see if there's a quiet interval."

He opened the door—and came back again.

"By the way," he resumed, "I ought perhaps to explain how it was that I took the liberty of sending you that telegram. Mrs. Ellmother refused to inform . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is probably his least good book. Plot seems to shift from a semi-supernatural one to a rather dull conventional one. No suspsense, really. Characters are not up to his usual standard.

Another fun mystery story by Collins. I enjoy being able to settle into the era he writes about. No texting or phone calls allowed, just be sure you have a servant or young lad who can run across town and wait for a reply. It seems every chapter has someone checking the train schedule so they can ru

I am not sure what a genre it was. There was (at the beginning) an amusing atmosphere of a school for young girls. Then, a mystery appeared. Despite questions without answers, people had to live on, so we were meeting them in their (more or less) normal life (and learnt a bit about those times). Som

Not my favorite Collins. Chapter after chapter, characters talk to one another, ask a lot of questions, dodge questions, worry themselves sick, and then hold further conferences with other characters. Oh, and they write a lot of letters which they then carry around showing to others and discussing i

Still love Wilkie Collins and his gift at making Victorian literature entertaining for me. I just didn't enjoy this as much as others I've read because there was a bit too much of coincidental happenings to make this truly plausible. The heroine Emily Brown is at a girls' school that just happens to

Tiene partes muy lentas y aburridas, pero como me gustan las historias de esa época, pude disfrutar incluso esas partes.
El misterio...no es lo mejor, sin duda la Dama de blanco sigue siendo su mejor libro para mi,pero si a sido muy interesante en ciertas partes (a pesar de lo predecible).
----------

This is, by far, my favorite of the Wilkie Collins books I’ve read. The characters were for the most part believable. Their course of action not so much, but without those crazy decisions there wouldn’t really be a story, so in the end, they worked. Oh, it’s a bit melodramatic at points, but not too

I read a lot of Wilkie Collins a good decade ago, but haven't in recent years. "I Say No" I'd never read before. I loved it, and it reminded me of everything cool about Collins: his observations that seems so sharp for the 19th century, his fascination with weirdos and the handicapped, his proto-fem

I agree with the title. I like Wilkie Collins, he writes well, and the writing was not the problem - it was the thin-as-to-be-transparent plot. As a mystery, it could have been solved in the first chapter. Miss Marple would have taken one good look at Mrs. Rook, cast off a row of knitting, and rolle

View More Reviews