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Rebecca Audiobook

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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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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  • Martin
    London
    10/27/15
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    "Engrossing"
    What did you like most about Rebecca?

    Du Maurier usage and mastery of the English language. The prose is simply beautiful in many places.The story is also really engrossing and kept me interested to reach the end, uncover it's secrets, and discover the fate of it's characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rebecca?

    The moment you found out about De Winter's secret.


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

    Anna Massey is absolutely brilliant in reading this. I can't imagine a more perfect narration. I would be tempted to listen to another book with her as the narrator even if it's not normally a book I would be especially drawn to.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book and kept me entertained during boring work hours although I did think it was a bit long. Other than that it's excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DartmoorDiva
    Dartmoor
    10/25/15
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    "Stunning"

    A brilliant novel brilliantly read. Daphne du Maurier was a wonderful storyteller and this novel is full of suspense and drama and yet all handled in a wonderfully low-key, frightfully British stiff upper lip way. It is very much a novel of its time, and that is all part of its charm and success. Anna Massey, of course, reads it brilliantly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lexxie
    9/12/15
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    "Excellent"

    I enjoyed this audiobook. An old classic that I could listen to over and over. Excellent narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Lanark, United Kingdom
    9/12/15
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    "Classic du Maurier"

    What a wonderful narration and such an apt narrator to bring this book to audio life. I enjoyed it immensely. Having read the book, swooned over Olivier's portrayal and waited in anticipation each week for the next instalment of the dramatisation, the audio version was the only missing format. And it did not disappoint. Excellent recording, and one that I will listen to again and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leya Jane Moore
    8/3/15
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    "A great book, a great reading!"

    Being an avid, hungry book lover, I found myself amazed that I had never read any Du Maurier before. I decided to start with Rebecca. What a silly, silly girl I had been... This is one of the greatest books I have experienced. I don't usually write reviews, but felt compelled, because quite simply, I want everyone to read this excellent novel and hear this wonderful delivery.

    From the wonderful descriptions, the emotional turmoil of the insecure narrator, to the macabre undertones and the full on almost gothic-horror presence of the hideously heart broken Mrs Danvers.

    This is a superb plot with twist on twist, expertly crafted; It's the beautiful descriptions of the Cornish settings, the country gardens, the dapper characters and the emotional currents, that lull you and invite you in to the world that Du Maurier delicately constructs, which shift so suddenly into the ugly, Machiavellian twists. She leads the listener in to the heart wrenching agony you feel for the heroes of the piece. And the ultimate conclusion.

    And I haven't started on the reading yet! Such a performance! This is the perfect marriage of reader and novel. The period accents and delivery are captured in a way that is not caricatured, but resplendent of the times. The emotional portrayal is perfect. The tone fitting to every word.

    I have been telling everyone to listen and to read... As if I'm the first person to ever discover this classic!

    Superb!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prospecta
    7/27/15
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    "Gripping if grating tale"

    Beneath the sinister plot lies complexity and rage. Social injustice indirectly confronted and no easy solutions offered. No "goody" characters, and all the main characters share a chilly quality. Yet I crossed my fingers for them all, even when this involved hoping for corruption in the legal system. In a way I think good for du Maurier, exploiting the phobias of the time to add fear to the tale and shore up her own success as a powerful and some say bisexual woman - but I am left grateful this is not 1938.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bookworm
    United Kingdom
    7/20/15
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    "A joy"

    I read this book years ago and chose the audible version for a refresh. I was delighted to find the experience a real joy. It was like coming across the book anew again. Brought to life vividly and is now my most favourite version. It's a real pleasure to revisit old favourites in a new and refreshed medium.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    7/20/15
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    "Anna Massey is brilliant!"

    I highly recommend this audiobook. I was totally gripped and missed it when it was over. Anna Massey does an amazing job as the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • joyce
    5/25/15
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    "Classic"

    Brilliantly reading of a great classic story, will read again and again. Enjoyed every minute

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shirley Sams
    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

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