The Parasites

  • by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Narrated by Eleanor Bron
  • 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Delaneys have the reputation of being difficult guests. When they arrive, order departs, chaos reigns.Maria, Niall, and Celia have grown up in the shadow of their famous parents: their father a flamboyant singer and their mother a talented dancer. Now pursuing their own creative dreams, all three siblings feel an undeniable bond, but it is Maria and Niall who share the secrets of their parents' pasts.Alternately comic and poignant, The Parasites is based on the artistic milieu its author knew best, and draws the reader effortlessly into that magical world.

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A bit disappointing

Unfortunately, not up to du Maurier's usual standard: the pace is stately and there are few excitements. It's about a theatrical family, and the three children who are allowed to run wild. Eleanor Bron is a great reader, though.
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- Ruth

The Parasites

A rare look at life behind the footlights. Glamerous and squalid in equal proportions as well as funny and sad.
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- Francesca

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-01-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios