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  • Seating Arrangements

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Maggie Shipstead
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (107)

    Winn Van Meter is heading for his family's retreat on the pristine New England island of Waskeke. Normally a haven of calm, for the next three days this sanctuary will be overrun by tipsy revelers as Winn prepares for the marriage of his daughter Daphne to the affable young scion Greyson Duff. Winn's wife, Biddy, has planned the wedding with military precision, but arrangements are sideswept by a storm of salacious misbehavior and intractable lust: Daphne's sister, Livia, who has recently had her heart broken by Teddy Fenn.

    Annie M. says: "A Great Authorial Debut"
    "Annoying narrator"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would suggest reading this book instead of listening to the audio version.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Arthur Morey?

    I would cast someone that could do a better job with women's voices. I would also prefer that the father did not sound like he was 95 years old.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4876)
    Performance
    (1760)
    Story
    (1770)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "Maudlin"
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    Would you try another book from Diane Setterfield and/or Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner ?

    I doubt I would listen to another book by Diane Setterfield if the story is similar to The Thirteenth Tale.


    What could Diane Setterfield have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The author needs to stop whining about twins and get on with the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a drawn-out, painful listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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