Jamaica Inn

  • by Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by Tony Britton
  • 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

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


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Customer Reviews

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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?


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


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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- Gialdini

one of my favorites

I discovered Daphne du Maurier when I was in high school....in the 60's. I have a hard cover that contains 3 of her best works. REBECCA,FRENCHMANS CREEK,JAMAICA INN. I have read and reread them and have now listened to them.....they are all wonderful, Frenchman's Creek being my all time favorite. I was thrilled to see these books in audio...You can never go wrong with Daphne du Maurier....
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- ciparliamo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio