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Download The Birds: Retro Audio Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Birds: Retro Audio (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Daphne du Maurier
4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: Herbert Marshall Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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A classic radio version of 'The Birds' which actually predates the Hitchcock film by 10 years! It is a classic horror adventure which is more faithful to the original Daphne Du Maurier novel. One of the classic radio Theatre productions you will want to listen to over and over again! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 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? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/17/2011

    " Closer to 4.5, but it was really good so I'll round up. It was a little slow for me at first, but once it got going I couldn't put it down. VERY well-written book. "

  • 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. :/ "

  • 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) 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.

About the Narrator

Herbert Marshall (1890–1966) began his acting career on stage, working in London before the film era. Thanks to his mellow baritone voice, he easily made the transition from silent film to radio and sound movies. His versatility brought him roles in comedy and drama, playing everything from romantic lead to military officer, priest, and doctor—with varying degrees of villainy. By the 1950s, he lent his voice to some early sci-fi classics like Riders to the Stars, Gog, and The Fly, as well as early television playhouse programs and such series as 77 Sunset Strip.