Bored and restless in London's Restoration Court, Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness and thirst for adventure as her only guides.
Eventually Dona lands in remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds the passion her spirit craves in the love of a daring French pirate who is being hunted by all of Cornwall.
Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.
©2014 Daphne du Maurier (P)2014 Hachette Audio
"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." (New York Times)
Voice inflection and accents, genders, local dialects are perfect. It was
like watching a movie in my head. Best reading I have heard.
Wonderfully written...wonderfully performed!
This story is timeless! The characters are well written and come alive for the reader and listener!
Great period romance from one of my favorite authors. The detail and poetry of the writing along with the measured performance of the narrator create a story which you can't help but visualize and which leaves me feeling as though I had watched a movie rather than listened to a book.
No, I hadn't , however, I'll seek him out in future.
Irritation. In my opinion, Daphne du Maurier created a " thin" story, with characters of flat-dimension -- &, about whom I couldn't care, though, for the first @1/4 I did have hope! I thought the "love story" wasn't believable & lacked passion -- I'd go so far as to say, "ridiculous"! I realize this was written in a very different era, however, some of her other stories have characters about which I could be interested at least to a degree.
I thought that, as woman, mother and lover, protagonist, "Donna" was a big "so what"; same with her semi-available pirate-lover. This story seems to me to be a "let's just write something", non-effort. I remember that , when I read it as a teenager, I thought the same: why bother, Ms Du Maurier, other than to churn something out? Story didn't improve with decades!
Frenchmen's Creek ranks in my top ten Audible books..listened twice in a row.
The first line.."When the East wind blows up Helford river... Along with the haunting music and John Castle's voice immediately draws you in to become a part of the story. I hung on every word Daphne Du Maurier wrote..her writing even the dialogues is so poetic!!!
First book I read by John Castle..want to read others by him.
It made me smile, reflect poignantly, Want to hear again her mesmerizing descriptions. I visualized everything....what a great movie it could make if done true to the novel.
This is a lovely, elegant romance made all the better by the beautiful narration of John Castle.
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