Since the film version dealt with the most salacious years of Ms. Barber's life, the rest of the autobiography was a bit of a disappointment, especially the ending which was cathartic for the author, but depressing for the listener. Of some interest were her years as a journalist with Penthouse Mag.
Yes, I have listened to it a couple times and always find it intriguing. Ms. Du Maurier covered all the bases when it came to the pitfalls of one man masquerading as another. the only one she couldn't resolve was the master's dog.
The main character, John, who handled the situation so wisely.
This is one of DuMaurier's best stories and I wish it could be made into a film
What an amazing man he was and what a wonderful example of man's indomitable spirit. Lots of good research went into this book and anyone who feels sorry for the Japanese because we bombed their cities should read this book. They will undoubtedly feel somewhat mollified.
Don't know how to rate this since I haven't finished it, however, I am finding it a bit disconcerting that the reader, who must be British, has the French King & Queen, as well as other French characters, speaking with a British accent, even though the reader's French pronunciation of names is very good. What was she thinking? Hope the story eventually makes me forget the accents!
Having been reading novels dealing with ante-bellum life in the south since my teens, much of the material in this novel was old hat, however, the readers were wonderful and the tale from the slaves' viewpoint was what held my interest. I'm still enough of a Pollyanna to think that not ALL plantations were subject to the stereotype white owners portrayed here; I tend to want to believe that some were operated like Tara in GWTW. Be that as it may, I can still recommend this book and especially enjoyed Bahni Turpin's narration.
At times, the reader sounded like he had a mouthful of marbles, but most of the time he was very convincing as a retired English Major. Loved the typical British humor and sarcasm.
A very dry documentary when I was expecting a juicy look into the thoughts & motivations of the early settlers.
Only one or two plot twists made this at all interesting~otherwise just a light read with a predictable outcome. I love happy endings, but I like a bit more of a chase!
Loved everything about the book~not the least of which were the wonderful narrators and especially the dialects of the maids. So much more satisfying than reading it yourself.
A very good short story with an interesting twist~those Edwardian ladies had their special way of getting what they wanted. Wish it had been longer.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.