Great narrators. The person in charge of production could have added a couple seconds between the last word of each chapter and the title of the next chapter, but that's more a note to the producers, if they're following reviews of their work, than it is for potential listeners. For potential listeners, I would recommend the book very highly. It's a great book that's interesting from the beginning, has elements of mystery to draw us in and keep the story going, and has some great moments, helped by the narrators.
One of the finest books ever written. I just listened for the 2nd time and it was even more wonderful than the first. Beautifully narrated. For those who love to read and need to read, this is a must.
Absolutely gripping from the very beginning. This is a beautiful told ghost story that will keep you guessing until the end. Add to it the fantastic narration by both Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner and you'll find it impossible to not listen straight through to the end.
This was one that held my attention from the opening sentence to the final words. I was captivated by the premise and the intertwined stories. The narrators were wonderful to listen and really produced the imagery & emotion the author so masterfully spun for our imagination and enjoyment. I am really looking forward to Setterfield's next novel. One more thing, a thank you! For not feeling the need to include vulgar descriptions and sexual content. I was able to enjoy this book with my children present and for that I am grateful.
Sometimes the narration spoils an audio book. Most of the time the narration is fine, and I don't regret "reading" the audio version. But, occasionally, an audio book comes along that is SO perfect in the format that I can't imagine reading it any other way.
The Thirteenth Tale is such a book for me. It is extremely well read, and the story carried me away. It's been quite some time since I've read a book with strong Gothic undertones. But, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I found myself caring about the principal characters and was caught quite off-guard by one of the plot twists.
I didn't care for how a couple of the characters' problems were wrapped-up at the end of the book (don't want to give anything away!). But, it didn't detract from the overall experience of The Thirteenth Tale.
Normally I only purchase the classics, but found the idea of this book to be too interesting to pass up. I was thrilled to be ensconced with the story from the very beginning. The narrations are excellent, the book was superbly written and the plot twists ever so slightly (less than a mystery, but more than a drama). I was terribly disappointed when the story was done. Diane Setterfield has done an amazing job at story telling. I would highly recommend this book, even if you don't think it is your normal style or genre.
I was really hoping that I would like this book, but I didn't. I was having such a hard time staying interested that I stopped listening to it altogether! I hate to waste money, so I will try again but the plot is ploddingly slow! I hope that something happens soon.
I read so many different opinions on this book I thought I should listen to it for myself. It had its good moments but I haven't been able to finish it. It didn't keep my attention.
I found this story addictive and was very pleased with the way the tangled web became unraveled in the end. I really enjoyed the narration as well- it was very engaging. I truly hope they make this story into a movie. I've already started casting the characters in my head. I will definitely listen to this story again in the future!