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Extended Audio Sample The House on the Strand, by Daphne du Maurier
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,156 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: Michael Maloney Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dick Young stays in his friend Professor Magnus Lane's house in Cornwall, on the understanding he will be a guinea-pig for a new drug that Magnus has developed. As a result of the experiment he is transported back to fourteenth century Cornwall.With each 'trip' he becomes more and more involved with medieval intrigue, adultery and murder. Is it merely hallucination; a subconscious escape from his own complicated life, or a real journey into the past? He becomes obsessed with the world he visits, and past and present eventually become inextricably and perilously mixed. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara Green | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed reading The House on the Strand but I wasn't blown away. I think to appreciate this novel at all it needs to be considered in it's historical context. I am disappointed to say I didn't connect or empathise with any of the characters. I thought Dick was aptly named, the allure of Magnus completely eluded me and Vita well she's a brittle American caricature. I like Du Maurier but this isn't one of her best. Having said that I read it as a book club choice and some of the members thoroughly enjoyed it. So give it a whirl it may appeal "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mya | 2/20/2014

    " Although some sections were a little slow (i.e., the time he spent in the past got a little wordy) I enjoyed reading this book. I didn't realize it was written in 1969 as the "present" seems very much relevant to today's world (sans technology). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Leah | 2/19/2014

    " I found this one pretty disappointing actually. The premise has lots of potential, but I didn't feel like that potential was fulfilled. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/16/2014

    " I loved this book. While vacationing at a professor's home in Cornwall, Dick agrees to assist him in trying a hallucinogenic drug, which has the affect of transporting him back in time, 600 years earlier. I got so caught up in the story that took place in the 1300's, I couldn't wait for Dick to take more of the drug to get back there again so I could find out what was happening. "

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