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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 2,921
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,692

    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 1,350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

    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

    • 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 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding performance. Clear, perfect

    • By Ken Boheim on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Scapegoat

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • Jamaica Inn

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    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 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 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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 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 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Du Maurier writes wonderfully mysterious stories!

    • By Kelly on 05-13-17

    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 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    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

    • Mary Anne

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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
    • Beautifully done

    • By Penny C Roberts on 06-03-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 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 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    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

    • 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 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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 Zaubermond on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Rebecca [French Version]

    • By: Daphné du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Virginie Méry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Mary Anne knew the grinding heel of poverty, and determined it would never grind her again. With beauty, brains, ambition, and the glittering decadence of Regency London to sustain her, she chose the only route that could take a cockney girl to the top, as mistress to the Royal Duke of York. But soon she provoked a scandal that rocked the country, placed the Duke on trial before Parliament, and risked losing Mary Anne everything.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • daphne du maurier is great - but not her best work

    • By Diane on 07-15-09

    Regular price: $20.34

    • The Birds

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Michael Sinclair, Barbara Rosenblat, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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 Zaubermond on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 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 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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

    • The Scapegoat

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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 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

    Regular price: $20.29

    • 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

    • 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

    • Hungry Hill

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Brodricks of Clonmere gain great wealth by harnessing the power of Hungry Hill and extracting the treasure it holds. The Donovans, the original owners of Clonmere Castle, resent the Brodricks' success, and consider the great house and its surrounding land theirs by rights. For generations the feud between the families has simmered, always threatening to break into violence...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Grand Tale

    • By Beverly on 07-15-10

    Regular price: $22.38

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