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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 Malone 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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About the Author
Author Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London, the daughter of the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of the author and artist George du Maurier. She has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. Besides novels, du Maurier wrote plays, biographies, and several collections of short fiction. 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.