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Sali Cosford Parker

Avondale PA USA
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  • The House on the Strand

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Dick Young stays in his friend Professor Magnus Lane's house in Cornwall, on the understanding he will be a guinea-pig for a new drug that Magnus has developed. As a result of the experiment he is transported back to fourteenth century Cornwall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much left out! I miss theUNABRIDGED Version!

  • By Shanna on 08-24-06

Oh no! Not abridged!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-16

Would you listen to The House on the Strand again? Why?

Although House on the Strand is one of my absolute favorite books, I would not listen to this version again. Too many nuances lost in the abridgment,

What was one of the most memorable moments of The House on the Strand?

I found each of Dick's excursions to the 14th Century memorable - probably because I'm envious!

Have you listened to any of Michael Maloney’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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

I did have a rather extreme reaction - frustration that House on the Strand was abridged! In my excitement of finding House as an audio book, I didn't notice it was abridged until I started listening. :(