A very engaging tale about a book lover for book lovers. It made me want to re-read some of my favorite classics. I didn't want this book to end!
Runner, Commuter, Dietitian with a passion for U.S. History.
Another book that is probably superior to listen to than to read. The main character, Vida Winter, is far more interesting than the narrator, Margaret Lea. The plot is engaging but the book drags a little in the re-reading of diaries and the re-telling of preparation of many cups of sweetened hot beverages that are apparently addictive to survive Yorkshire winters.
I finished the book because I bought it and needed something to listen to on my walk to work. I did stop about 30 minutes before the end and started a new book because it seemed more exciting - I only went back to finish this title after I finished the new book. So not worth the credit.
I read the reviews and must say the promise of a compelling story with superb narration was exceeded! I savored it right to the end and look forward to future books by Diane Setterfield!
This was my first Audible Book I have ever listened to. It kept my attention word to word, through all the chapters. I even found myself longing to hear more when I was occupied with other matters ongoing through my day.
I chose this as my first download because my book group had chosen it for the next month. As it happens, I was taking a group of students to Italy for spring break, and this novel made the flights more than just bearable. I love a good gothic novel, and the matching of voices and characters was perfect. It was almost more like a radio play than a novel. As a book, it was so well-written that I could actually catch the literary imagery and leitmotifs even without seeing the words on the printed page. A truly enjoyable experience.
Excellent story and well written. The readers were superb. This was a thoroughly enjoyable listen!
The book is beautifully written and the readers compliment the wonderful writing. I am only disappointed that I cannot find another book by Ms. Setterfield. I would rank this as one of the best books I've read. You'll not be sorry for choosing the "Thirteenth Tale"
What a great book!! This Gothic mystery is more for women than for men (I think) but it is not a "chick lit" typical mushy love story. It is a fantastic mystery filled with hidden corners and seams along the way. A reclusive writer asks a reluctant biographer to take her story. As the story is told, their lives unravel and begin to heal along the way. I didn't want it to end. This is another new favorite of mine! I loved it completely!
The narrators were fantastic!! I am so happy that I was treated to the audio version. Beautifully read!
I would give it six stars if I could.
This was my thrid audio book and has been my favorite so far. It is a dark story that is richly narrated by two wonderful women's voices. They made the story come alive and kept my rapt interest throughout the suspenseful book about a young woman who has been hired to write the biography of a secretive and demanding, though celebrated and well-known British novelist. It's a wonderful story that is perfectly narrated, and I highly recommend it.