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Hungry Hill Audiobook

Hungry Hill

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Publisher's Summary

The Brodricks of Clonmere gain great wealth by harnessing the power of Hungry Hill and extracting the treasure it holds. The Donovans, the original owners of Clonmere Castle, resent the Brodricks' success, and consider the great house and its surrounding land theirs by rights. For generations the feud between the families has simmered, always threatening to break into violence...

©1943 Daphne Du Maurier; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Ms Edinburgh, United Kingdom 04/01/2014
    Ms Edinburgh, United Kingdom 04/01/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Didn't finish it!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story was relentlessly depressing - and I'm a fan of Du Maurier!


    What will your next listen be?

    Something epic that I can lose myself in.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Maureen O'Brien?

    I don't think it would have mattered who read it - it just didn't grab me.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really!


    Any additional comments?

    It's the only book I've bought that I couldn't finish. All the others have been great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. Kay Fenton East Sussex 01/01/2014
    Ms. Kay Fenton East Sussex 01/01/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed"
    Would you try another book written by Daphne Du Maurier or narrated by Maureen O'Brien?

    I am a great fan of Daphne Du Maurier so would always try another of her books. Narration was good.


    What was most disappointing about Daphne Du Maurier’s story?

    I waited for something to happen. It was just one repeat family negative trait one generation after another. Not my thing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Woking, United Kingdom 02/08/2013
    Laura Woking, United Kingdom 02/08/2013
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    "Loved it the whole way through"

    The story of the copper mine is developed through time and it is easy to linger and be absorbed by each character. very enjoyable indeed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 06/07/2014
    Mrs 06/07/2014
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    "A bit long winded"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, it had an interesting subject matter but the legal issues were a bit drawn out.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Good ending


    What three words best describe Maureen O'Brien’s performance?

    Good narration.


    Do you think Hungry Hill needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, a follow up would not provide any more information and would likely just be a repeat of the subject matter of the book. I would not be interested in a follow up.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting subject matter which explores the relationship between black and white people and communities in America.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Bridgwater, United Kingdom 14/12/2013
    Peter Bridgwater, United Kingdom 14/12/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "Hungry Hill"
    What did you like most about Hungry Hill?

    The story of five generations of the Brodrick family, landholders in Dunhaven Ireland starting in 1820 when "Copper John" Brodrick cements a deal to start a copper mine at Hungry Hill.

    The story culminates in 1920 as the last of the line John-Henry returns from the Great War in 1920 to reclaim the family estate and finds himself unwittingly involved in the Irish rebellion.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Beverly
    Naples, NY, United States
    15/07/10
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    "A Grand Tale"

    This is a lovely, tragic story by Daphne DuMaurier and very nice to listen to. The narrator was able to give character to the many different family members of the Broderick family and the Dunehaven families and miners as well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • W.Denis
    Savannah, GA, United States
    24/03/10
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    "Subject Matter"

    Books about family generations coping with some curse tend to be full of people who come to dislike each other and live in seemingly endless conflict. While this great author handles all of this very well the result is still a remorseful tale which I could have done without. Another theme is the world against Ireland which I have heard quite enough of.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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