The King's General

  • by Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
  • 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Honor Harris is only 18 when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following a riding accident, Honor must reconcile herself to a life alone. As the English Civil war is waged across the country, Richard rises through the ranks of the army, marries and makes enemies, and Honor remains true to him.
Decades later, an undaunted Sir Richard, now a general serving King Charles I, finds her. Finally they can share their passion in the ruins of her family's great estate on the storm-tossed Cornish coast - one last time before being torn apart, never to embrace again.


What the Critics Say

"Daphne du Maurier is a magician, a virtuoso. She can conjure up tragedy, tension, suspense, the ridiculous, the vain, the romantic." (Good Housekeeping)


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Customer Reviews

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I can't believe it took me 48 years to discover this classic! A must read and so brilliantly written! Daphne du Maurier weaves such a compelling story!
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- M. Blackstock

boring and repetitive

Would you try another book from Daphne du Maurier and/or Juliet Stevenson?

This was nothing like My Cousin Rachel which was fantastic and fast-paced. If I had read this book first I never would have read another book by this author. It actually pained me to have to finish it. Over and over again the same story of Richard who I detested and Honor who I thought had no honor at all. And the Lord's name is used in vain all the tine! Ugh!!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Juliet Stevenson?

She was fine. It was the story I hated -- and I mean hated. I am trying to delete it from my library so I never have to see it again.

What character would you cut from The King's General?

All of them. They all lost their virtue.

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- Sunny AZ "Summergirl"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio