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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (443 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: Eleanor Bro Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Delaneys have the reputation of being difficult guests. When they arrive, order departs, chaos reigns.

Maria, Niall, and Celia have grown up in the shadow of their famous parents: their father a flamboyant singer and their mother a talented dancer. Now pursuing their own creative dreams, all three siblings feel an undeniable bond, but it is Maria and Niall who share the secrets of their parents' pasts.

Alternately comic and poignant, The Parasites is based on the artistic milieu its author knew best, and draws the reader effortlessly into that magical world.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Taylor | 2/11/2014

    " A story about dissipation, inappropriate family ties, and the perversity of the rich and famous. Salacious, but also genuinely literary and unsettling. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia Cottrell | 2/9/2014

    " Have only just started it - but so far, so AMAZING! Am loving it. Reminds me quite a bit of Noel Coward's Hay Fever, as well as the Philadelphia Story. It really reads like a play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rae | 2/7/2014

    " Revolves around a dysfunctional family of artists. Not du Maurier's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tay | 2/7/2014

    " This is a classic - it reaches into the darkest part of the human mind and soul and then drags your innermost thoughts out to be exposed. One may have hidden your tots and fears beneath your job, yur family, your talents - but this book challenges you to think about the truth "

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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.