One of the skills required of a great audiobook reader, is the ability to portray the character and atmosphere of the story. It is in this that Samantha Bond excels. This is a superbly dark, atmospheric story, set on Cornwall's wild and desolate Bodmin moor. A young woman, Mary Yellan, takes up residence with her Aunt and Uncle at Jamaika inn. It soon becomes apparent, that life at Jamaica is not all that it seems to be. Mary becomes entangled in a web of smuggling, danger, murder and romance, where few people are what they appear to be. Samantha Bond brings this story to life, capturing the character, pace, tension and atmosphere of Daphne du Maurier's classic, in a way that few audiobook readers can, in my experience. This is a gem, a great combination of story and reader. This has long been a favourite of mine and is one of the finest examples of the audiobook readers art, that I have heard.