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The Flight of the Falcon | [Daphne Du Maurier]

The Flight of the Falcon

It is 500 years since Duke Claudio the Falcon lived his brutal life in Ruffano, Italy. Now, the modern-day town has forgotten its violent history. Its university has a shiny new Commerce and Economics building - but have things really changed?
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It is 500 years since Duke Claudio the Falcon lived his brutal life in Ruffano, Italy. Now, the modern-day town has forgotten its violent history. Its university has a shiny new Commerce and Economics building - but have things really changed?

©2009 The Estate of Daphne Du Maurier (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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"[T]our guide Armino Fabbio has returned to his childhood home, now alcoholic and homeless, after the murder of an old family servant. There he finds his brother Aldo, supposedly killed during the war; Aldo in turn believed Armino and their mother had also been killed. Aldo, insane and vicious, undertakes a play about the founder of Ruffano, Duke Claudio, against a backdrop of political unrest and town and gown conflicts. It is a dark, harsh tale of good and evil, with family secrets unearthed amidst incest, murder, rape...this is not light listening. James Callis's reading is very good, with fine pacing and easily distinguishable voices." (Library Journal)

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    K. Iovanna south berwick, maine United States 07-23-10
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    "a trip to Italy"

    Absolutely wonderful! like taking a trip to Italy
    and living the story, The narrator made it deliciously Italian with hypnotic descriptions of the places and the characters. I loved it . twisted family secrets, unraveled with a grand finale.

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    "Better than Gone Girl"

    Before I bought this product, I knew nothing about it save that it was written by Daphne Du Maurier, read by James Callis and set in Italy. This is uncharacteristically impulsive of me but I was rewarded with a fantastic, yet heartwarming, thriller.

    For most of the book, I was convinced I knew the correct solution, only to have it exploded in the final few minutes. I have recently read Gone Girl and I would say that this book is far more gripping.

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