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The Rendezvous and Other Stories | [Daphne du Maurier]

The Rendezvous and Other Stories

A happily married woman commits suicide for no apparent reason; a young man tries to break some important news to the beautiful girl he had hoped to marry; a con girl plays the same bold game too often and a novelist embarks on a romantic adventure but is woefully disappointed.In all these stories, glimpses into personal lives are vividly portrayed, but they are all written with warmth and are wonderfully evocative.
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Publisher's Summary

A happily married woman commits suicide for no apparent reason; a young man tries to break some important news to the beautiful girl he had hoped to marry; a con girl plays the same bold game too often and a novelist embarks on a romantic adventure but is woefully disappointed.

In all these stories, glimpses into personal lives are vividly portrayed, but they are all written with warmth and are wonderfully evocative.

©2005 Daphne du Maurier (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Die Falknerin 02-02-13 Member Since 2008

    Painter, musician, bibliophile...

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    "A rewarding listen"

    If you've not read any du Maurier short stories, what a treat this collection is!

    Fourteen stories, first published in 1980, are included: No Motive, Panic, The Supreme Artist, Adieu Sagesse, Fairytale, The Rendezvous, La Sainte-Vierge, Leading Lady, Escort, The Lover, The Closing Door, Indiscretion, Angels and Archangels, and Split Second.

    Each story is a brilliant gem, showing du Maurier to be a master of this difficult form of writing. She is able to fully illuminate character and provide an engaging story question with immediacy and interest.

    Some stories are heart-breaking, some darkly comic. At times the innocent suffer, at others the arrogant are brought down. Each one improves upon acquaintance, revealing more with each listen.

    As if that were not enough, Edward de Souza's narration is pitch-perfect. He has the range, sophistication, and emotion to portray each character accurately.

    If you love a well-turned phrase and a twist in your tales, give this collection a listen. You're sure to be rewarded time and again.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Katdeeza 07-31-13
    Katdeeza 07-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Wrap it up Please!"

    I'm a fan of Daphne's novels, but felt left hanging and frustrated with the vague and inconclusive endings of these short stories. Perhaps it's just a literary style that doesn't appeal to me since the ratings were high for this book. Sadness...

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    Sandra Enniscorthy, Ireland 06-12-12
    Sandra Enniscorthy, Ireland 06-12-12
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    "Best collection short stories"
    Where does The Rendezvous and Other Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Without a doubt this is the best audiobook I have bought so far.


    What other book might you compare The Rendezvous and Other Stories to and why?

    Mabey the stories of the standard of Guy de Maupassant and some of the adult short stories of Roald Dahl.


    What does Edward De Souza bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Total relaxation and immersion in the stories (especially after a long days work)


    Who was the most memorable character of The Rendezvous and Other Stories and why?

    Mary Fallon in No motive, a devasting story that is clever,gripping and wonderfully descriptive and emotive.


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to these stories again, many times, over the next few years. They are the epitome of what a good short story is all about.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Jason
    harpenden, United Kingdom
    9/1/12
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    "Brilliant"

    Didn't realise what a master of the short story Daphne du Maurier was until I listened to these. Great stories, very varied, nicely read, and many feel very contemporary. Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    11/30/14
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    "Absolutely loved it."
    Would you listen to The Rendezvous and Other Stories again? Why?

    Would definitely listen again to pick up the subtleties of the stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rendezvous and Other Stories?

    The ending of most!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I most enjoyed The Lover.


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

    Neither laughed nor cried but was totally engrossed.


    Any additional comments?

    Vintage Du Maurier.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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