Featuring five tales of quiet terror from the classic short story collection. Don't Look Now which was filmed by Nicolas Roeg and starred Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland Kiss Me Again Stranger, Not After Midnight, The Old Man and The Birds, which was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock.
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This book is narrated superbly by valentine dyall. Anyone familiar with the bbc radio series "appointment with fear" will recognise his oaken tones & cut glass vowels. The prose, being du Maurier is practically flawless and this would have been a 5 star review had the book contained all of the stories listed in the publisher's description. The printed volume contains 9 stories, the audiobook contains 5. "The pool", "the apple tree", "the blue lenses" & "the chamois" are all omitted. This is therefore not an unabridged recording as stated. Very disappointing for that reason.
Interesting, though I enjoyed the stories to variable extent. Narrator was fine - not exceptional, but solid. Not as good as her longer work, but worth checking out.
An entirely different narrator
Utterly brilliant stories. The delivery is truly terrible. The accents are literally laughable. Daphne du Maurier is a master story teller. For them to be delivered in this way will put off many people from experiencing her brilliance.
"The book is better than the movie"
I bought this mainly for one story, The Birds. I had the audio version of this on cassette and it had eventually fallen apart. This was the version I had and this reader is amazing. So this review will be mainly on the one story, although all the stories are good, this is my favorite.
Nat's discovery of the death of his neighbors and employers the Triggs. Very creepy and quite unforgetable.
IT SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME!!!! The first time I listened to this, I was driving to Chicago alone, late at night. In the dark. No lights. Again, ALONE!!! Need I say more?
This is a collection of DuMaurier's lesser known stories. It should be heard or read,these should never be forgotten. It won't be by me, that's for sure.
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