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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 2,329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137

    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

    Regular price: $22.80

    • My Cousin Rachel

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117

    Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AN INCREDIBLE NOVEL -- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    • By Janna Wong Healy on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Birds & Don't Look Now

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Peter Capaldi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Du Maurier is of course world famous for many of her novels. These two stories are perhaps even better known as films ( The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock and Don't Look Now by Nic Roeg), but here we bring you the full terrifying texts, superbly read by Peter Capaldi, who brings the true dimension of these works to the imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five star everything

    • By Kelley on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Scapegoat

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    By chance, John and Jean - one English, the other French - meet in a provincial railway station. Their resemblance to each other is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John falls into a drunken stupor. It's to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, Jean has stolen his identity and disappeared. So the Englishman steps into the Frenchman's shoes, and faces a variety of perplexing roles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fascinating Character-Driven Journey

    • By Ilana on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Frenchman's Creek

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: John Castle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Eventually Dona lands in remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds the passion her spirit craves in the love of a daring French pirate who is being hunted by all of Cornwall. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Romantic Adventure

    • By Autumn on 03-09-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The House on the Strand

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Dick Young is lent a house in Cornwall by his friend Professor Magnus Lane. During his stay he agrees to serve as a guinea pig for a new drug that Magnus has discovered in his scientific research. When Dick samples Magnus' potion, he finds himself doing the impossible: traveling through time while staying in place, thrown all the way back into Medieval Cornwall. The concoction wears off after several hours, but its effects are intoxicating and Dick cannot resist his newfound powers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Perfect Ending

    • By J. Winhusen on 03-19-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Rebecca

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-26-10

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Rebecca

    • By: Daphné du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Virginie Méry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Sur la Côte d'Azur, une jeune femme peu sûre d'elle, la narratrice, tombe amoureuse du très riche Maximilien de Winter, d'un rang social plus élevé qu'elle. Ils se marient et partent vivre à Manderley, célèbre et magnifique manoir en Cornouailles. Mais la "présence" invisible de Rebecca, la précédente épouse de Maximilien, est immédiatement perceptible, comme de son vivant, lorsqu'elle dominait le ménage et la maisonnée.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rebecca

    • By Susan Lankford on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Mary Anne

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    She set men's hearts on fire and scandalized a country. An ambitious, stunning, and seductive young woman, Mary Anne finds the single most rewarding way to rise above her station: She will become the mistress to a royal duke. In doing so, she provokes a scandal that rocks Regency England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Betsy on 10-22-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Jamaica Inn

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    On a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rainswept moors to Jamaica Inn in honor of her mother's dying request. When she arrives, the warning of the coachman begins to echo in her memory, for her aunt Patience cowers before hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn. Terrified of the inn's brooding power, Mary gradually finds herself ensnared in the dark schemes being enacted behind its crumbling walls - and tempted to love a man she dares not trust.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • would be amazing except for one thing

    • By Gialdini on 10-05-14

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Scapegoat

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Daphne du Maurier's The Scapegoat is a classic tale of stolen identity. As dark as it is witty, it introduces listeners to the gloomy and despondent character of John the Englishman. When by chance, John comes face to face with his French doppelgänger, Jean, his bewilderment is quickly replaced with envy. Realising that Jean is in possession of everything he lacks but has always desired, he assumes the identity of his look-a-like, leaving his old, tedious life behind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yet to be disappointed by DuMaurier

    • By Darryl on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $20.34

    • The King's General

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Honor Harris is only 18 when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following a riding accident, Honor must reconcile herself to a life alone. As the English Civil war is waged across the country, Richard rises through the ranks of the army, marries and makes enemies, and Honor remains true to him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging...but not my favorite du Maurier title

    • By Janna Wong Healy on 10-30-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Echoes from the Macabre

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Valentine Dyall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Featuring five tales of quiet terror from the classic short story collection. 'Don't Look Now' which was filmed by Nicolas Roeg and starred Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland 'Kiss Me Again Stranger', 'Not After Midnight', 'The Old Man' and 'The Birds', which was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book is better than the movie

    • By Pamela on 10-04-13

    Regular price: $15.66

    • The Birds

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: James Langton, Katherine Kellgren, Barbara Rosenblat, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good collection of short stories

    • By Die Falknerin on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Don't Look Now

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Michael Sinclair, Katherine Kellgren, James Langton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    A married couple on holiday in Venice are caught up in a sinister series of events. A lonely schoolmaster is impelled to investigate a mysterious American couple. A young woman loses her cool when she confronts her father's old friend on a lonely island. A party of British pilgrims meet strange phenomena and possible disaster in the Holy Land. A scientist abandons his scruples while trying to tap the energy of the dying mind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good collection with moments of brilliance

    • By Die Falknerin on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Birds (Dramatised)

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Daphne du Maurier's classic tale of horror. In her story, the birds become hostile after a harsh winter with little food. First the seagulls, then birds of prey, and finally even small birds all turn against mankind. The nightmarish vision appealed to Alfred Hitchcock, who turned it into the celebrated film.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific!

    • By Laura on 08-24-13

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Jamaica Inn

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Jamaica Inn stands alone on Bodmin Moor, stark and forbidding, its walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellon soon learns of her uncle Joss Merlyn's strange trade here. But does he deal in blacker secrets still?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Keep an open mind and try to avoid spoilers

    • By Anne Harris on 05-21-10

    Regular price: $21.31

    • My Cousin Rachel: Film Tie-In Edition

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce, Roger Michell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    Ambrose Ashley, Philip's cousin, guardian, and god, married Rachel in Italy and died there. Jealous of his marriage and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Original suspense

    • By Everett Leiter on 05-23-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Doll

    • The Lost Short Stories
    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Tales of human frailty and obsession, and of romance gone tragically awry, the thirteen stories in The Doll showcase an exciting budding talent before she went on to write one of the most beloved novels of all time. In these pages, a waterlogged notebook washes ashore revealing a dark story of jealousy and obsession, a vicar coaches a young couple divided by class issues, and an older man falls perilously in love with a much younger woman - with each tale demonstrating du Maurier’s extraordinary storytelling gifts and her deep understanding of human nature.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost but I expected more

    • By Teddy on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Frenchman's Creek

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: John Castle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Seeking peace of mind, Lady Donna de Colomb flees the stews of London and the Restoration court for remote Navaron. There she finds the boundless passion her spirit craves - daring to love the pirate hunted by all Cornwall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding...I loved every moment!

    • By Tara on 05-05-10

    Regular price: $21.31

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