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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1936 Daphne du Maurier (P)2014 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A fine romantic tale... rich in suspense and surprise." (New York Times Book Review)
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By Gialdini on 10-05-14

would be amazing except for one thing

Would you try another book from Daphne du Maurier and/or Tony Britton?

Daphne du Maurier is one of my favorite authors. The narrator here was fantastic, except for one thing: the voice he puts on for Mary Yellan. He makes her sound like a flighty simpering simpleton. Considering this is not her character at all and that she is such a strong character, that she is one of the pillars of the book, this is a fatal flaw.

What did you like best about this story?

The haunting, evocative descriptions of place - you really feel like you are there in Cornwall. The wonderfully chilling suspense. The characters. Everything about the book, really.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

The voice of Mary is terrible. It pretty much ruins the narration, which is so sad, because otherwise it would have been an amazing audiobook.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful


By RueRue on 11-06-16

Not DuMaurier's best

Lots of moody discription, a slim plot, brooding characters. This isn't the best of Daphne DuMaurier's books, but it still has merit for its excellent prose. Other reviewers have noted that the narrator is just awful with female voices, although the rest of his narration is dramatic and well done.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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