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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 "

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