House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier audiobook

House on the Strand

By Daphne du Maurier
Read by Michael Maloney

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4.60 Hours 1
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In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a freshapproach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allowsyou to return to the fourteenth century. There is only one catch: if you happento touch anyone while traveling in the past you will be thrust instantaneouslyto the present. Magnus Lane, a University of London chemical researcher,asks his friend Richard Young and Young’s family to stay at Kilmarth, anancient house set in the wilds near the Cornish coast. Here, Richard drinks apotion created by Magnus and finds himself at the same spot where he wasmoments earlier—though it is now the fourteenth century. The effects of thedrink wear off after several hours, but it is wildly addictive, and Richardcannot resist traveling back and forth in time. Gradually growing more involvedin the lives of the early Cornish manor lords and their ladies, he finds thepresence of his wife and stepsons a hindrance to his new-found experience.Richard eventually finds emotional refuge with a beautiful woman of the pasttrapped in a loveless marriage, but when he attempts to intervene on her behalfthe results are brutally terrifying for the present. Echoing the great fantastic stories of H. P. Lovecraft andEdgar Allan Poe, The House on the Strandis a masterful yarn of history, romance, horror, and suspense that will gripthe reader until the last surprising twist.

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In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a freshapproach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allowsyou to return to the fourteenth century. There is only one catch: if you happento touch anyone while traveling in the past you will be thrust instantaneouslyto the present.

Magnus Lane, a University of London chemical researcher,asks his friend Richard Young and Young’s family to stay at Kilmarth, anancient house set in the wilds near the Cornish coast. Here, Richard drinks apotion created by Magnus and finds himself at the same spot where he wasmoments earlier—though it is now the fourteenth century. The effects of thedrink wear off after several hours, but it is wildly addictive, and Richardcannot resist traveling back and forth in time. Gradually growing more involvedin the lives of the early Cornish manor lords and their ladies, he finds thepresence of his wife and stepsons a hindrance to his new-found experience.Richard eventually finds emotional refuge with a beautiful woman of the pasttrapped in a loveless marriage, but when he attempts to intervene on her behalfthe results are brutally terrifying for the present.

Echoing the great fantastic stories of H. P. Lovecraft andEdgar Allan Poe, The House on the Strandis a masterful yarn of history, romance, horror, and suspense that will gripthe reader until the last surprising twist.

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Author Bio: Daphne du Maurier

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 4.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English