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  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,906

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives - resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite novels, ever

  • By Calliope on 11-24-14

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-20-15

Marvelously read. Beautiful prose. Vivid and compelling. Similar to Therese Raquin in that it was literary and not much happens until the end. But also similar in that it is a joy to be carried along by it, not requiring action, just exploration of the mind. Excellent!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • Life Among the Lowly
  • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463

Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Linda on 04-14-16

Un likeable Performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-15

The voice actor in this performance is halting and monotonous... This was very hard for me to get used to.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful