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The Doll and Other Stories

Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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In The Doll, a waterlogged notebook is washed ashore. Its pages tell a dark story of obsession and jealousy, but the fate of its narrator is a mystery. Many of the stories in this haunting collection have only recently been discovered and most were written early in Daphne du Maurier's career. Yet they display her mastery of atmosphere, tension and intrigue.

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enjoy!

good reading, good performance. I like Daphne du Maurier short stories, sometimes sad, sometimes very funny.

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  • Yorkie
  • 28-05-2017

Superb!

I loved this collection of early short stories by Daphne Du Maurier and thought some of them could be ranked amongst her best. My particular favourites were the one about the couple going away for the weekend; the story of an affair in letters; and the final monologue. I thought the narrator was superb! My only criticism - I wish there had been a slightly longer gap between stories. But that's minor. This was a very great listening pleasure for me.

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  • 22-08-2012

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Perhaps not the best of Daphne du Maurier stories, but still worth listening. At times the narrator sounds a little like Anne Atkins of Thought for the Day fame.

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  • H. Kendall
  • 24-06-2017

Riveting

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Insightful, intelligent, acutely well-observed, wickedly funny, disturbing, haunting, even terrifying in places. Although best known for her romantic, historical bodice-rippers I sometimes think Du Maurier is at her most effective in her collections of short stories. I have yet to read one that I haven't found thought-provoking and stayed with me for a long time after reading.
Beautifully narrated by Hattie Morahan. I love the intelligent clarity of her voice.

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  • P. Donovan
  • 31-05-2017

An interesting collectio of du Maurier stories.

This is an excellently read collection of du Maurier stories in which she explores different relationships, emphasising her skill as a short story writer.

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  • Chris
  • 12-04-2020

Short stories from Daphne, a must hear

Loved it, then as a DdeM fan I am biased. The narration is excellent, intelligent, credible, calming and perfectly understated,

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  • Shelley Dawson
  • 02-04-2020

Clever characterisation

I’ve lived Daphne du maurier’s writing for years. I feel she is underrated. Yes, the settings of her stories are somewhat archaic but they just demonstrate that, fundamentally, people and relationships don’t change. I particularly liked the last story. It’s about an ....... but I don’t want to give it away. Excellent stories from the writer of ‘Dont look now’ and ‘The Birds’. Easy story was brought to life by the narrator; engaging, interesting and well interpreted.

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  • Karen Seary
  • 25-09-2018

Excellent

Excellent . I am often awake at night with pain and it provides a good distraction.over