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The Birds

By: Daphne du Maurier
Narrated by: Michael Sinclair, Barbara Rosenblat, Katherine Kellgren, James Langton
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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

Critic reviews

"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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