The House on the Strand

  • by Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by Michael Maloney
  • 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dick Young stays in his friend Professor Magnus Lane's house in Cornwall, on the understanding he will be a guinea-pig for a new drug that Magnus has developed. As a result of the experiment he is transported back to fourteenth century Cornwall.
With each 'trip' he becomes more and more involved with medieval intrigue, adultery and murder. Is it merely hallucination; a subconscious escape from his own complicated life, or a real journey into the past? He becomes obsessed with the world he visits, and past and present eventually become inextricably and perilously mixed.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Du Maurier - enough said.

Where does The House on the Strand rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I read this story as a book several years ago, so could remember a lot of the plot, but still thoroughly enjoyed this as an audio book. An unusual story, and good historical detail.

What did you like best about this story?

The historical detail and the area descriptions, which are very accurate - I used to live in the area, so can recognise all the places described.

Which character – as performed by Michael Maloney – was your favourite?

No favourite, all are good

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just a little sadness at the ending.

Any additional comments?

Pity that this is an abridged version, and I did find the music an annoyance - I would have preferred Chapter 1, Chapter 2 etc

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- P J Young

My all time favorite up to this day

I read this book for the first time when I was just around 20 years old. It is still my favorite and I keep returning to it to read it again although I am now 50 years old. It made such a deep impression, by transporting me back into time through time travel, that it left a kind of longing to go back into the story. For years I have tried to find other stories like this one, but so far without any success. Probably one of its kind? Today I took it of the bookshelf again, it has been a few years since I read it last, so I guess it is time again for another read. Never read any other books from duMaurier. Will have a try and see if she wrote anything else like this beautiful House on the Strand from 1969 (Dutch version).
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- Bianca Mari

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-08-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks