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The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls: 6-CD Box Set Audiobook

This beautifully packaged audio box-set version of EA's novel spans 6 compact discs, and is narrated by the author in a ridiculous number of accents (doctors, rats, and all!).

Note: If you haven't got the capacity to play CDs (goodness knows we don't!), you may prefer the instant MP3 Download of the Audiobook available now!


This audiobook version of The Asylum... is extremely special in that it is a reading of the ALL NEW version of the book. EA has re-written her original book and this audio recording contains completely new story elements and even a new character! (Oh, and a NEW SONG too!)


Straddling the bookshelves somewhere between psychological study, historical horror story, and fantasy fiction sits Emilie Autumn's debut novel, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.

The Asylum... is the literary creation that altered the course of Emilie's career and changed the perception of who she was in the minds of both fans and friends. Culled directly from Emilie's real-life diary entries, the story begins with Emilie's suicide attempt and prompt imprisonment inside a psychiatric hospital for her actions as well as her bipolar disorder which is wrongly assumed to be the cause of them. The tale takes an unexpected turn when, whilst still in the psych ward, Emilie discovers evidence of a parallel dimension—a world that soon becomes indiscernible from her own. As the days drift on, the seemingly disparate worlds of the story's two lead characters (Emilie and Emily, her Victorian counterpart) begin to merge.

The Asylum... is a profoundly moving saga of suffering, sisterhood, and revenge that has empowered thousands of readers to create communities wherein the "unique" amongst us can support one another and cultivate pride in what makes us different.

Prepare yourself to enter a world most pray never to visit. But beware: It is much easier to get into the Asylum than it is to get out...

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Hannah S.
United States United States

Asylum Audio Book

Wonderful! Everything I hoped it would be!

Jessika Darkstar

Love it. I want more.

This is the first audio book I have ever purchased and it was the most fun! I really felt immersed in the world of the Asylum and I can't wait to see the Broadway production of this. I look forward to it.

Clara P.
United States


I love this! I listen to it on long drives home from college, it's an absolute joy to have Emilie read to me!


Are you committed?

What a journey we had with the audiobook! In the audio lives an even bigger story! This audiobook, read by Emilie herself, is the first major revision to the Asylum story. After listening, I think it flows very well. Emilie’s voice is perfect for this story, and why shouldn’t it be? For those whose brains are more drawn to auditory information retention, you are in for a treat! The story is more refined in here, and perhaps more rewarding! There might even be a special song in its chapters. You may paint my portrait and buy some champagne, but buy and listen to me.


A wonderful listen

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls as an audiobook is an interesting listen, especially if you have read the original "The Asylum..." novel/tome. Which sort of makes it a tricky thing to discuss. As an audiobook alone, it's good but it does fall short of the original (so in reality I would give it a shiny 3.5/5 stars). Let me explain. While Emilie brings a fun array of voices to the audiobook, so much is lost simply as an audio track - the lush illustrations, the personal hand-written diary entries, and all the other tidbits the printed version has to offer. It also takes a bit to get used to Emilie's pronunciation, especially for the first disc, but after a while she finds her rhythm and you're ****** in. The only major letdown for me was, I half expected eerie background music and atmospheric sounds to be included, similar to the excerpts that appeared on the 4 O'clock EP. But then, I suspect that would have taken SO VERY LONG to put together. In a way, I find this to be a re-imagining of the original - some parts for better, some parts not-so. All of this said, I'd recommend the audiobook version for your collection, but would definitely recommend the printed or e-book versions first before delving in to this. I know I will listen to it again and again.

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