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I have gotten the unabridged version from my library (on tape) in the past, it was so much better. The abridged version leaves SOOOOOO much detail out that you miss much of the story and its hard to follow. You are better to hold off until Audible gets the unabridged version.
I loved this story when I first read it and was a bit disappointed with the adbridged version, since it really leaves out so much detail.
If this is your first time with this story then you should love it.
But, please Audilble.com, please get the Unabridged version!
After a slightly slow start, I found myself drawn into this audiobook much in the same way that the Dick Young is drawn into what may be a gap in time. An old college friend persuades him to try an experimental drug and he becomes quickly becomes drawn into a medieval mystery from the past. This audiobook is mesmerizing and was particularly enjoyable while making a long holiday car trip.
It's always fun to hear the spoken word describing the story. I love DuMaurier's books Frenchman's Creek and Rebecca are in a class by themselves. This one is quite different from the others but equally entertaining. It is like you are "there" in the story with the characters.
LaFollette's books tracing history from Medieval to....
I found the start to be a bit slow, but once I got into it I was hooked! I can imagine that the unabridged version must have the added value of making the characters more vivid and complex and would thus engage the reader even more. The narration was excellent. Another must-read for Du Maurier fans like me.
Is it hallucination or time travel? Du Maurier does not make it easy to discern. What is clear is that it is addicting. Terribly so. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this writer earlier and I am enjoying catching up.
"Wonderful story, but surprised by the recording."
One of Daphne du Maurier's greatest tales, well read by Michael Maloney, but the musical interludes had the effect of interrupting the flow.
"My all time favorite up to this day"
I read this book for the first time when I was just around 20 years old. It is still my favorite and I keep returning to it to read it again although I am now 50 years old. It made such a deep impression, by transporting me back into time through time travel, that it left a kind of longing to go back into the story. For years I have tried to find other stories like this one, but so far without any success. Probably one of its kind? Today I took it of the bookshelf again, it has been a few years since I read it last, so I guess it is time again for another read. Never read any other books from duMaurier. Will have a try and see if she wrote anything else like this beautiful House on the Strand from 1969 (Dutch version).
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