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Download The Birds & Don't Look Now Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Birds & Dont Look Now (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Daphne du Maurier
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,906 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: Peter Capaldi Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 2/15/2014

    " Okay I confess, I only read The Birds and not the Other Stories, to be honest, after reading The Birds, I was rather scared and couldn't face the Other Stories. The Birds was intensely gripping so much so that I finished it within an hour - I could not put it down, the style of writing is so descriptive that you feel like you are there within their house experiencing the same terror and wanting to help with boarding up the windows and moving the furniture. However as with some of the other Daphne du Maurier books I have read, the ending was less than satisfactory and left me with a sick feeling in my stomach wondering if the family managed to survive, poor Nat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lulu | 2/15/2014

    " Good short stories by a great writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/11/2014

    " Although I had previously read several stories in this book, my Japanese ESL student and I have agreed to read it as our next project. She is extremely enthusiastic about it, in part because she remembers Alfred Hitchcock's film, The Birds. I always look forward to reading DuMaurier! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 2/10/2014

    " The Birds is my favorite suspense story of all time - Du Maurier is the master. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 2/2/2014

    " "The Birds" is the first thing I have ever read of Daphne Du Maurier's, and it is fantastic. Much better than the Hitchcock movie. Her command of figurative language not only allows the reader to see what is happening, but also, and for this story perhaps more importantly, to hear what is happening. This is a story that, unlike most other things I have read, appeals heavily to the sense of hearing and does a fantastic job of building tension in this way. I am looking forward to reading some of her novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amir A̵̦̜͈͔͉͗̅ͯ̍̐̀͠M̻̌̀́I̛̼̱̊͋̚ | 1/30/2014

    " I just loved this book i think its one of her best works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Usha Hegde | 1/26/2014

    " The stories are morbid but still it is worth reading. Spooky kind of stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Ogrodowski | 1/17/2014

    " Loved most of the stories in this book. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 9/8/2013

    " Hardly news, but Daphne du Maurier is brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 8/1/2013

    " I really don't know what the hype about The Birds is. I thought The Apple Tree was far better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alycia | 7/6/2013

    " Several of the stories will definitely stick in your mind. However, "The Birds" is by far the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 12/20/2012

    " Wow - I will never look at or listen to the sound of birds in the same way again. Chilling and thought provoking. The following stories were all well written and thought provoking in their own way and Daphne Du Maurier has become one of my favourite authors ever!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 10/1/2012

    " This is my second reading of this book. I really enjoy Daphne Du Maurier's stories. My favorite in this book of short stories is "The Birds". It's ever so much better than Alfred Hitchcock's movie and much more suspenseful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Jenkins | 9/27/2012

    " Much scarier than the movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 linnea | 9/19/2012

    " It was a great Halloween read. It makes me want to read Rebecca all over again, i just may. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Murray | 5/26/2012

    " Character studies wound around suspense. Chilling, disdainful, cheeky, and full of bright, vivid imagery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ankur Rastogi | 4/28/2012

    " Most of the stories are dark. While some of them are engaging and interesting to read; some are quite dull. Overall an average story book from Daphne. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Risa | 3/5/2012

    " i'm a prose, sentences-that-break-your-heart, kind of girl. daphne is a plot girl. we didn't really get along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 9/25/2011

    " Good book and du Maurier is very good with scary fiction but "The Birds" wasn't as good as I expected it to be. It sort of just ends. I guess that works but I guess I was expecting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/9/2011

    " I call her the 'Mistress of Menace', because she is. 'The Apple Tree' wins the creepiness contest by the narrowest of margins over lots of her other short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mathilde | 3/4/2011

    " J'ai particulièrement apprécié les nouvelles "mobile inconnu", "le petit photographe" et "une seconde d'éternité". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Usha | 2/13/2011

    " The stories are morbid but still it is worth reading. Spooky kind of stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 9/16/2010

    " I actually liked the Hitchcock movie better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Risa | 3/1/2010

    " i'm a prose, sentences-that-break-your-heart, kind of girl. daphne is a plot girl. we didn't really get along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 11/15/2009

    " Character studies wound around suspense. Chilling, disdainful, cheeky, and full of bright, vivid imagery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 2/19/2009

    " The titular short sroty is where Hitchcock got the idea for his movie. Very good short stories. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dfordoom | 11/8/2008

    " The Birds is a bitter disappointment for fans of the movie. Amazing that such a great movie could be based on such a mediocre story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/26/2008

    " Good to read "The Birds" and compare it with Hitchcock's film. "

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About the Author
Author Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907–1989) has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. 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.