The Brodricks of Clonmere gain great wealth by harnessing the power of Hungry Hill and extracting the treasure it holds. The Donovans, the original owners of Clonmere Castle, resent the Brodricks' success, and consider the great house and its surrounding land theirs by rights. For generations the feud between the families has simmered, always threatening to break into violence...
©1943 Daphne Du Maurier; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
This is a lovely, tragic story by Daphne DuMaurier and very nice to listen to. The narrator was able to give character to the many different family members of the Broderick family and the Dunehaven families and miners as well.
Books about family generations coping with some curse tend to be full of people who come to dislike each other and live in seemingly endless conflict. While this great author handles all of this very well the result is still a remorseful tale which I could have done without. Another theme is the world against Ireland which I have heard quite enough of.
"Didn't finish it!"
The story was relentlessly depressing - and I'm a fan of Du Maurier!
Something epic that I can lose myself in.
I don't think it would have mattered who read it - it just didn't grab me.
It's the only book I've bought that I couldn't finish. All the others have been great.
"Loved it the whole way through"
The story of the copper mine is developed through time and it is easy to linger and be absorbed by each character. very enjoyable indeed.
"A bit long winded"
Yes, it had an interesting subject matter but the legal issues were a bit drawn out.
No, a follow up would not provide any more information and would likely just be a repeat of the subject matter of the book. I would not be interested in a follow up.
Interesting subject matter which explores the relationship between black and white people and communities in America.
I am a great fan of Daphne Du Maurier so would always try another of her books. Narration was good.
I waited for something to happen. It was just one repeat family negative trait one generation after another. Not my thing.
The story of five generations of the Brodrick family, landholders in Dunhaven Ireland starting in 1820 when "Copper John" Brodrick cements a deal to start a copper mine at Hungry Hill.
The story culminates in 1920 as the last of the line John-Henry returns from the Great War in 1920 to reclaim the family estate and finds himself unwittingly involved in the Irish rebellion.
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