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Rebecca | [Daphne Du Maurier]

Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.
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Publisher's Summary

Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.

©2002 Daphne Du Maurier; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Shirley Steward
    3/20/15
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    "A brilliant story"

    This story was told clearly and was interesting. This is a brilliant edition of this story I enjoyed it very much

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs N. Hassard
    Galston, Ayrshire Great Britain
    2/20/15
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    "Really enjoyable"

    Couldn't put this down. Intriguing and mysterious. Surprises all the way that leave you on tenterhooks. Well performed. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr j w whiting
    1/18/15
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    "A luxurious spending of time"

    Once you committed to the style of the story and narration it was easy to be lost in the mystery and ornate splendour this book offers...

    The voice and style of narration add the flare this story deserves my own inner voice would have missed the mark completely...

    This has inspired me to seek out further works.. so now I will leave you as I sail on to the Jamaica Inn....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dinah
    United Kingdom
    10/25/14
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    "Rebecca: Never Be a 'First Wife'"
    What made the experience of listening to Rebecca the most enjoyable?

    Most of us will have seen the Hitchcock film and many will have read the book in childhood. It is not until I listened to this narration that I realised what a truly wonderful and classic book this is.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The character of Mrs Danvers is truly brilliant; so mysterious and threatening.


    What about Anna Massey’s performance did you like?

    It is a fact that actors can make the best narrators. Anna Massey is one of the best narrators and was well-chosen to read this classic.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The listener will emotionally connect with the 'new' Mrs deWinter and feel her distress and bewilderment.


    Any additional comments?

    This is such an excellent audio book; so good that it's worth many repeat listens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miranda
    OAKHAM, United Kingdom
    7/13/14
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    "The best audiobook I've listened to"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The narration of this classic tale is exquisite, beautifully acted, just wonderful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rebecca?

    The twist in the tale is always great


    What about Anna Massey’s performance did you like?

    It was faultless.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    7/6/14
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    "Enthralling story beautifully read"
    Would you listen to Rebecca again? Why?

    Yes because of Anna Massey's reading.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rebecca?

    The slyness of Mrs Danvers and how she tries to persuade Rebecca to do something against her will.


    What does Anna Massey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The subtlties and nuances of tone and characterisation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    A classic story told with class and finesse. One of my all time favourites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Rowlands Gill,, United Kingdom
    6/8/14
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    "At the end of the month I went to Manderley...."

    Read in the immediate couple of days before we went down to Fowey for May week, this represented an important break from the hiatus that had/has affected my reading.....down to choppy water on the jobs front and no real chance to escape. With a deep breath, I tackled this one on the one hour and fifteen minutes daily commute to Newton Aycliffe. And, like the new town that I’d not visited since the old days, I initially hated the narrative - feeling it was narrow, constrained and utterly inconsequential.....just a literary ploy I’m pleased to report.

    Twists and turns through the book took me enjoyably along the back roads of Co. Durham - the scope of DuMaurier's vision broadened out wonderfully - so that when we at last landed in Fowey I was ready for Menabilly and the lost cove at Polkerris....great stuff and the transfer between life and literature that I love.

    Ultimately, each has to make their own call on the narrative outcome - here I was prepared to admire the art if not, ultimately the artifact - but, pleased to report it got me through a difficult couple of weeks before work took a welcome turn off the narrow lane back onto the highway.

    A link between a hugely enjoyable story and a new and beautiful town is perfection for readers like me, the immediacy of the moment (crystallised in Anna Massey's perfect delivery) with the promise of re-visiting a new world of word and place. Many happy returns I'm sure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    Clacton on Sea,, Essex, United Kingdom
    6/1/14
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    "A Very Sombre Story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I had seen the film of this book starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier very many years ago - and enjoyed it! But, listening to the audiobook, it became, because of details
    not included in the film a very sombre and downbeat story. This is meant as no criticism of the writing or the reading by Anna Massey ( who does a very good job here). It is me, I only listen in bed when I cannot sleep and it was far too dark a story for night-time. Other folk
    will find it a pleasure in the always excellent authorship of Daphne du Maurier!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BB
    5/3/14
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    "wonderful du maurier"
    Would you listen to Rebecca again? Why?

    Absolutely wonderfully written text with sympathetic if occasionally infuriating characters! An intriguing and absorbing story, written so that you feel part of the world they're in.


    What other book might you compare Rebecca to, and why?

    Jane Eyre meets My Cousin Rachel


    What does Anna Massey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Tenderly narrated, if I was nit picking, the male voices weren't quite as believable as the female ones. But didn't detract from absolute love of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    My Cousin Rachel terrified me, but this is a study of less grotesque personalities which gripped me in a more human than horror way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • laura
    ross on wye, United Kingdom
    1/6/14
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    "best audiobook ive listened to"
    What made the experience of listening to Rebecca the most enjoyable?

    I think the narration really made the story and characters come alive, Anna Massey has a real talent.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I most enjoyed the second half of the book when the story really starts to unfold and its full of exciting twists and turns.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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