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The Birds Audiobook

The Birds: And Other Stories

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Publisher's Summary

A classic of alienation and horror, The Birds was immortalized by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man's dominance over the natural world. The mountain paradise of "Monte Verità" promises immortality but at a terrible price; a neglected wife haunts her husband in the form of an apple tree; a professional photographer steps out from behind the camera and into his subject's life; a date with a cinema usherette leads to a walk in the cemetery; and a jealous father finds a remedy when three's a crowd....

©2013 Daphne du Maurier (P)2015 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Anyone starting this book under the impression that he may sleepily relax is in for a shock...continually provokes both pity and terror." [The Observer (UK)]

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    A selection of (5) short stories, each quite different. "The Birds", of course, is a well-known title, but don't expect much similarity to the famous film. I think the story is much moodier.
    The remaining stories are all unique, all are well narrated. ( my personal favorite is "Kiss Me Again, Stranger")

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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