( full title is " Rebecca ", by Daphne du Maurier , read by Harriet Walter )
A powerful blend of suspense, mystery and romance, "Rebecca" has intrigued and delighted millions of readers since its first publication, in 1938. Daphne du Maurier's masterpiece is vividly brought to life in this audiobook.
Our unnamed narrator is the naïve and gauche young woman who marries the sophisticated aristocrat, Maxim de Winter, and becomes mistress of the magnificent, ancient family seat, Manderley.
But the brooding influence of de Winter's first wife, the beautiful and tragic Rebecca, still pervades every aspect of life at the great house, even after her sudden and mysterious death the year before.
As the long, hot summer draws on, the young bride's initial fears are compounded by her husband's secrecy, and the hostile and menacing Mrs Danvers, Manderley's housekeeper. But, ultimately, it is Rebecca who threatens the fragile happiness of the newlyweds, and the very fabric of Manderley, itself ...