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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (682 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: James Callis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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It is 500 years since Duke Claudio the Falcon lived his brutal life in Ruffano, Italy. Now, the modern-day town has forgotten its violent history. Its university has a shiny new Commerce and Economics building - but have things really changed?

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lobstergirl | 2/12/2014

    " I think this was du Maurier's attempt to write something romantic - with Renaissance Italian themes - but also make it current by invoking the campus unrest of the 60s. (At the imaginary University of Ruffino, or was it Ruffano, or Refulgo, or Rafalca, I've already forgotten - two disparate student groups clash, the arts students and the "C & E" students - commerce and economics, sometimes violently.) At the heart of this terribly boring tale lie mysteries of birth, death, and murder, and an Icarus-like flight from a Duomo, or something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/10/2014

    " Very different from Rebecca, but I found it an enjoyable read. Du Marier is great at setting scenes, creating atmosphere, and getting in the main character's head. Not your standard romantic, gothic, or mystery novel. A little slow in building suspense, but once it gets going, hold on for the ride. Take an escape from your mundane routine and visit a village in Italy during the 1960's with all kinds of interesting intrigue going on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 2/6/2014

    " Slow in the beginning, picked up around page 100, then slowed down again, and gained speed for the ending. On the last ride to the end, I guessed what would happen. I don't like when I can do that. "

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

    " finally got around to reading it, but after a slow start (I started again), this turned out to be a rather good story of a young man returning to his home town after 20 years away, to find his long lost brother has organised a celebration for Easter Week, that will have fatal consequences for those around him "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 1/30/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book. I liked the setting in Italy and the way the plot gradually built with surprising twists which referred back to the main characters' childhood. Also had a great ending which kept you guessing, Thoroughly recommended! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anita Williamson | 1/12/2014

    " I LOVE this author. A rather disappointing plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/12/2014

    " Interesting reading. It keeps you going, and has a bit of a surprise ending. I rather like DuMaurier's writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 1/12/2014

    " This is not set in Cornwall, like so many of her books, but is set in Italy. A family was split up when the children were young and a young boy believed that his elder brother was dead. As you can guess he was not dead but had become a strange person. It's about love and deceit and makes you question just who you can trust. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurence | 12/27/2013

    " Compared to the author's other novels, this one has an unprobable plot, which can be guessed all though the book very easily. A disappontment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devi | 12/17/2013

    " A pleasant little read ... good for the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Spilker | 12/9/2013

    " The New Yorker called this work of Daphne Du Maurier's "extraordinarily dull." However, I enjoyed it for its Italian influence since I'm studying Italian now. But the story is also intriguing and darkly mysterious albeit slow in the get-go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 rachel | 12/6/2013

    " captivating story; like Rebecca. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy Hurt | 12/3/2013

    " It built up nicely, and then... bleah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rina | 8/17/2013

    " Amazing story, it was very gripping and hard to put down. It kept me guessing, even after I thought I had things figured out there was still a lot more to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 6/8/2013

    " Zipped right through this---very du Maurier-ish. Nice and atmosphere-y and a couple of intriguing characters. Not her best, but lots of fun. Perfect for summer reading at my sister's lake house. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K.M. Weiland | 6/3/2013

    " Leisurely little suspense tail, with a twist in the end that doesn't quite deliver. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mrs. | 11/2/2012

    " MSJA Book Club selection, January 2008 (the novels of Daphne du Maurier). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 10/23/2012

    " This book was set in Italy in the 1960's from a male's perspective. It was good but I didn't love it. It was just okay. I enjoy her writing but the story itself was a bit strange. I thought I had it figured out but like the main character, I had it wrong. I really don't have much to say about it. :/ "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 10/1/2012

    " Dated, boring, irritating, and gothic. I kept waiting for the talent that wrote "Rebecca" to emerge. Didn't happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 5/15/2012

    " Not DuMaurier's best, which forever will be Rebecca, but another compelling psychological thriller with a fascinating and enigmatic central character and a wonderful setting in Italy. I liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 8/21/2011

    " not a fan. predictable. had to force myself to finish it as it was not compelling at all. "

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

    " Very enjoyable and moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 5/12/2011

    " Family secrets, hauntings, and murder. Who could ask for anything more? Not my favorite du Maurier, but good nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria Berry (Ripple) | 12/31/2010

    " the first few chapters were kinda slow and I was skeptical of any good action but the book didn't fail it was fantastic and very amusing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 10/20/2010

    " It built up nicely, and then... bleah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 9/18/2010

    " Really enjoyed this book. I liked the setting in Italy and the way the plot gradually built with surprising twists which referred back to the main characters' childhood. Also had a great ending which kept you guessing, Thoroughly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 8/8/2010

    " Thrilling. Makes you want to go to Italy immediately. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rina | 6/21/2010

    " Amazing story, it was very gripping and hard to put down. It kept me guessing, even after I thought I had things figured out there was still a lot more to come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 2/10/2010

    " I bought this book a long while back at a Library clearance sale. The characters were well written and believable and the story was gripping. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 2/7/2010

    " I wanted to like this book, as I adore Rebecca. But, I gave it up about one third of the way through, when the main character allowed his older brother to dominate him and implicate him in a murder. I don't intend to finish it, but the book was a freebie, so I am not out any money. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K.M. | 12/21/2009

    " Leisurely little suspense tail, with a twist in the end that doesn't quite deliver. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 9/10/2009

    " The New Yorker called this work of Daphne Du Maurier's "extraordinarily dull." However, I enjoyed it for its Italian influence since I'm studying Italian now. But the story is also intriguing and darkly mysterious albeit slow in the get-go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 8/4/2009

    " Zipped right through this---very du Maurier-ish. Nice and atmosphere-y and a couple of intriguing characters. Not her best, but lots of fun. Perfect for summer reading at my sister's lake house. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/19/2009

    " Lovely book by Dame Du Maurier with another plot style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 3/17/2009

    " A page turner set in small town Italy. A bit risque for the time it was written. "

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