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Rebecca Audiobook

Rebecca

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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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  • Amazon Customer
    6/18/16
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    "Rebecca"

    I loved loved loved this story. So so so soooooooooooooooooo good! Very intriguing! loved it !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr
    5/27/16
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    "Suprisingly good."
    If you could sum up Rebecca in three words, what would they be?

    Charming funny genteel


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rebecca?

    Loved the line, Rebecca sat laughing, pulling a flower to pieces with her hands, lol


    What about Anna Massey’s performance did you like?

    Good reader, not so dramatic as some.


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

    Laughed out loud at the political incorrectness. Guess it was ok in those days


    Any additional comments?

    Glad i read it, good thing about this book is you can listen and be doing something else and not lose the track of it. It doesnt need your 100% attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Asimov
    UK
    4/28/16
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    "just excellent"

    Great story, great narrator. Can not recommend enough. A new author for me, very well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kate Austin
    Birmingham England
    3/14/16
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    "Beautifully read."

    So enjoyed it. Can't really go wrong when a good story is beautifully written and beautifully read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra Jones
    11/25/15
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    "beautiful"

    i really enjoyed this book,it was a slow start but i found it intriguing and looked forward to my time listening to it. The narrator has a smooth voice which made me feel at ease. i would love to find more like this. definitely a new comfort read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
  • Kas
    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

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