Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier audiobook

Jamaica Inn

By Daphne du Maurier
Read by Tony Britton

Little, Brown & Company 9780316252904
10.47 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781478956297

"A fine romantic tale...rich in suspense and surprise." --New York Times Book Review On a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rainswept moors to Jamaica Inn in honor of her mother's dying request. When she arrives, the warning of the coachman begins to echo in her memory, for her aunt Patience cowers before hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn. Terrified of the inn's brooding power, Mary gradually finds herself ensnared in the dark schemes being enacted behind its crumbling walls -- and tempted to love a man she dares not trust.

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"A fine romantic tale...rich in suspense and surprise." --New York Times Book Review

On a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rainswept moors to Jamaica Inn in honor of her mother's dying request. When she arrives, the warning of the coachman begins to echo in her memory, for her aunt Patience cowers before hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn. Terrified of the inn's brooding power, Mary gradually finds herself ensnared in the dark schemes being enacted behind its crumbling walls -- and tempted to love a man she dares not trust.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Just the sound of the words Jamaica Inn conjures up a classic of Gothic literature and puts a gleam in readers’ eyes…When this extraordinary novel was first published, readers were utterly captivated by the vivacious Mary and her adventures in a place with such a hideous, but fascinating, part in Cornwall’s history. Daphne du Maurier’s gift for imagery and storytelling, which made Rebecca such a masterpiece of the Gothic genre, are here too. Though written in the style of the 1930s, Jamaica Inn is still an exciting and delightful mystery to read.” RT Book Reviews (4½ gold stars, Top Pick!)
“A fine romantic tale…rich in suspense and surprise.” New York Times Book Review
Jamaica Inn is a first-rate page-turner.” Times (London)
“A true classic.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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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
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English