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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (141,740 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: Emma Fielding Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN:
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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

These famous words open the most popular novel by Daphne du Maurier, the story of an intense romance set in a mysterious house in Cornwall. Its unforgettable atmosphere and tension has transformed it from a popular romance on the page and on film to become a modern classic. Here, it is presented in a new and absorbing recording by Emma Fielding.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 2/20/2014

    " Have no idea how this book acquired its classic reputation. The heroine is beyond timid or mousy -- and that wasn't an essential for the time in which it was written OR earlier. The husband was a cipher. I simply couldn't get interested in this book but gamely finished the whole thing as it was blessedly short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 2/18/2014

    " Definitely very well written. Lots of suspense and I couldn't wait to read more. The biggest thing that bothered me was the main character and narrator. She was totally lame for the first three quarters of the book, sometimes to the point of disbelief. Then events transformed her instantaneously. I'm not sure I buy it. And since the book seems to revolve around the narrator and Rebecca that can be a problem. The ending seems a little disappointing but I don't know how it could have been different. Need to think about that one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breann | 2/15/2014

    " Did not want to put this book down. I was drawn in dying to know all about Rebecca. Starts slow and builds up to an emotional end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yang Chu | 2/13/2014

    " a rip on jane eyre, i did prefer this darker more modern take. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/4/2014

    " Some authors don't me give me near enough detail however Du Maurier gave me way way too much detail. I was so ready to be done with this book. The movie on the other hand was quite good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Letty | 1/21/2014

    " What is Mrs. De Winters' first name? No one knows. It doesn't appear ONCE in the entire book. Nevertheless, this is a crackling fun read with plenty of Gothic chills to go around. When Hitchcock turned it into a movie, it earned Joan Fontaine (our unnamed heroine) a Best Actress Oscar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Philip | 1/8/2014

    " Started off super slowly, then was pretty depressing, then got exciting and couldn't put it down. In the end, it was worth reading but it wasn't necessarily enjoyable... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Desiree Pierrotti | 12/24/2013

    " This book was okay. I had to read it for class, I don't think I would have picked it up on my own. Very slow, but good story line. I would not read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/15/2013

    " I love this book. The opening paragraph is one of the best I've ever read in a book. The literary devices Du Maurier uses, makes this book transcend the literary genre of romantic suspense, to become a book that isn't quite the formula of romantic suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Lawler | 11/12/2013

    " Read this in the '60's and still remember it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Antoinette | 10/25/2013

    " Had to read this book for my English class, but ended really enjoying it, both book and movie ( which, by the way, is directed by Alfred Hitchcock) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Storrs | 10/18/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed the style of writing. It was extremely engaging and intelligent. I was expecting a little more of a thriller, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherlocked | 9/10/2013

    " I was absolutely enamored with this novel. It's like...a work of art. Wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolsable | 8/9/2013

    " ok, maybe not all that highbrow but I was enthralled and exactly the light reading I needed during a busy work period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 5/14/2013

    " Unbelievably good read!! It slowed down a little in the middle but once the plot thickened there was no looking back. If only there was a sequel!? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 4/7/2013

    " The path the book starts out left me wanting more from the protagonist. I wanted her as a character to grow up. Boy does she. The secrets of Manderley do run deep. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 3/22/2013

    " It had the makings of something good but the narrator was an annoying twit that couldn't stay in the present. I finished the book only to know what happens and found used skipping over the narrators endless daydreams. Not a book I would recommend or read again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 2/15/2013

    " I struggled with this book and found it extremely slow. Apparently I don't appreciate classic gothic literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 11/8/2012

    " After I read My Cousin Rachel, I had to read the more famous book by Daphne. It had a slower start but the second half I found adventurous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Tonello | 6/24/2012

    " One of the best novels I've ever read! For sure going onto my top ten list :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Flossie | 6/21/2012

    " This was a very well written story. It was full of suspense and mystery. It gave insight into human reaction and interconnection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie Tallis | 9/27/2011

    " Every time I visit Cornwall, I think of Rebecca...Du Maurier's haunting tale stays with you, long after you turn the last page. An excellent book, simply a masterwork! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo Johnston | 9/6/2011

    " Maybe a perfect book? Mrs. Danvers was such a closet case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna | 5/23/2011

    " I really liked it. Made me sad though...I wanted everything to work out okay. [spoilers removed] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxana | 5/23/2011

    " I absolutely loved the book! I somewhat saw the shocking revelation coming but did not see the narrator's hilarious response--"he's not in love with Rebecca!" "

  • 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. "

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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

Emma Fielding has narrated numerous audiobooks and earned two AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is an award-winning actress who has appeared in numerous television shows, films, and plays. A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, she has worked for the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has also appeared on Broadway, in Private Lives, and in the West End, in Rock ’n’ Roll.