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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (141,610 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: Harriet Walter Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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When Maxim de Winter brings his shy new bride to his beautiful stately home on the Cornwall coast, it seems like all her dreams have come true. But she soon finds that Manderley is haunted by the shadow of Maxim's first wife, Rebecca, who died the year before. As the hot summer fades, the mystery of Rebecca's death grows, weaving a spell of fear and foreboding. In a series of climactic revelations, Rebecca's memory is finally laid to rest, but at what cost? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elio Mouhanna | 2/19/2014

    " Wow, this book made me feel interested! Books usually take me over 2 months to finish, but this book made not leave it at any sight! Even if I have my Mid-Years now, I still can't leave my book alone! The story is based on a young girl, called Rebecca. Rebecca's narrative takes the form of a flashback. The heroine lives in Europe with her husband, Maxim de Winter, traveling from hotel to hotel, harboring memories of a beautiful home called Manderley, which, we learn, has been destroyed by fire. The story begins with her memories of how she and Maxim first met, in Monte Carlo, years before. In her flashback, the heroine is working as the young traveling companion to a wealthy American named Mrs. Van Hopper. In her flashback, Maxim is staying at the same hotel as the heroine and her employer, and after knowing the heroine for only a few weeks, he proposes marriage. She accepts, and he marries her and takes her back to his ancestral estate of Manderley. But a dark cloud hangs over their marriage: Maxim's first wife, Rebecca, drowned in a cove near Manderley the previous year, and her ghost haunts the newlyweds' home. Rebecca's devoted housekeeper, the sinister Mrs. Danvers, is still in charge of Manderley, and she frightens and intimidates her new mistress. Despite the encouragement of the house overseer, Frank Crawley, and Maxim's sister, Beatrice, the heroine struggles in her new life at Manderley. She feels that she can never compare favorably to Rebecca, who was beautiful, talented, and brilliant--or so everyone says--and soon she feels that Maxim is still in love with his dead wife. There's so much more to describe about this book! It's so far the best novel I've read for the beginning of 2013! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Newcomb | 2/16/2014

    " Love the book but I am not sure I am as sympathetic to the second Mrs de Winter as I should be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 2/6/2014

    " It has been about 11 years since I read this, but I remember how much I lapped up each page. I want to reread it as I've all but forgotten the mystery. It's definitely a cold, winter read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilycat65 | 1/27/2014

    " An amazing book with tons of thrilling mystery,romance and horror, it will keep you turning the pages! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 YouthServices MattesonPublicLibrary | 1/27/2014

    " One of my first "big" reads in high school. Suspenseful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosanne | 1/16/2014

    " Wish I had the guts to round down my 2.5 star review to 2 stars instead of up to 3, but I do not, and that is mainly because I think that du Maurier has a strong command of language. She writes neither overly flowery nor overly sparse prose and does, at certain points, paint a very suspenseful and thrilling picture. Mrs. Danvers is positively dreadful, and Favell is a wonderful clown. The narrator, however, is so soft she may as well be pudding, and I hardly feel I know Max at all. Maybe I would like the Hitchcock film better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 1/9/2014

    " Love everything she wrote. Very romantic. The second reading, when you already know the twist is even more interesting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 1/7/2014

    " About the third time I've read it. Brilliant book. Amazing prose, characters, suspense and twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie M | 1/6/2014

    " My all time favorite book. I have read it many times and it never disappoints. Love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Cabello | 12/26/2013

    " A well written read...not a complex story line, but pretty gripping in its own way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/19/2013

    " I enjoyed this book more the second time around. Kudos to the author for creating one of the creepiest housekeepers in literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marla Cosner | 11/18/2013

    " This is one of my all time favorite books. SUCH A GOOD STORY. After you read it, go watch the Hitchcock movie with Laurence Oliver-- you won't be sorry!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 10/22/2013

    " One of my favorites - I can read it a hundred times and still read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 9/17/2013

    " I saw Hitchcock's film version of this years ago and my memory of it is vague. The book was very well written, with very vivid characters. Great story and always keeping you guessing. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Djdee | 8/14/2013

    " Enjoyed very much. Easy read for a classic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 5/25/2012

    " One of my favourite books, I read it so many years ago and it left a very dear memory after all this time. :-) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 2/25/2012

    " Het was op zich niet slecht geschreven, maar ik kon me hoegenaamd niet inleven in het hoofdpersonage. Ik zou het eerder klasseren als chicklit. Echt niet mijn ding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 10/2/2011

    " One of my all time favorites!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irina | 9/29/2011

    " Great thriller to read on vacations, I will totally recommend it to my friends! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francene Carroll | 9/22/2011

    " This book has exerted more of a pull on my imagination than any other book I've read. It's influenced my own writing and haunted my dreams for many years now, and I consider it one of the best gothic thrillers ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sudeshna | 8/3/2011

    " Has inspired many films including in Hindi. Manderlay gives you a chill no other city can. Brilliant plot - unputdownable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna | 5/22/2011

    " I don't know what else to say other then that I really enjoyed it. Rebecca was so oppressive she became a character in her own right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/21/2011

    " All the characters keep me guessing of what is going to happen next and what secrets are being kept. If you have read don't tell me the ending I am still reading it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 5/20/2011

    " a very good book, not a romantic like you would think. its about murder and mystery. it my be a challenge book but next to Frankenstein its one of my favorites yet. i recommend it to anyone with a want to read. Its a great book, glad i read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 5/19/2011

    " I got the twist, but not too early. Not a bad mystery at all except for wanting to punch nameless heroin for being such a helpless sooky lala throughout most of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claudia | 5/18/2011

    " I always have a hard time enjoying a book when I don't like the main character, and that was the case with this one. I did like the mystery enough to keep reading, and the story did have some genuine surprises, but I was just so frustrated with the narrator. BTW, why doesn't she have a name? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 5/15/2011

    " I adore this book. I'm not sure I'd teach it to freshmen again (especially not non-English major freshmen) because of its emphasis on language rather than plot and characterization, but I do adore it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 5/15/2011

    " Romantic suspense...just finished Jane Eyre before reading this book and couldn't help seeing so many parallels to it. Thought the book was ok but wouldn't recommend it strongly unless you really really enjoy romance with a lingering sense of dread and a slowly unfolding storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denice | 5/15/2011

    " One of my most favorite books - EVER! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alix | 5/14/2011

    " I almost died reading this book, pure agony. This is not a classic that should be considered a classic. Pure dullness, it took me forever to finish it. :/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 5/14/2011

    " Mmmm lots of buttered crumpets! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 5/14/2011

    " The sense of supernatural paranoia is so evocative as to be almost frightening. Nearly everyone who has loved understands the mysterious hold the dreaded Ex can have over us.

    The ending is something else.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayna | 5/14/2011

    " Thank you Mrs. Echevarria freshman English @ Fontbonne Academy for having us read this. AWESOME! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verena | 5/14/2011

    " I listened to this as an audiobook from Audible. It took me a long time to get into it - the start was quite slow - but I really enjoyed the story once they returned to Manderley. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 5/13/2011

    " I loved this book in 9th/10th grade, and used the opening scene as a monologue for a speech competition. "

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About the Author
Author Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London, the daughter of the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of the author and artist George du Maurier. She has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. Besides novels, du Maurier wrote plays, biographies, and several collections of short fiction. Among her more famous works are The Scapegoat, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, and the short story “The Birds,” all of which were subsequently made into films, the latter three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

About the Narrator

Harriet Walter was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1989 for Best Actress in a Revival for her performances in Twelfth Night, A Question Of, and Three Sisters. In 1999 she was named a Commander of the Order of British Empire by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.