Disinterring the life she meant to bury for good, Vida mesmerizes Margaret with the power of her storytelling. Hers is a tale of gothic strangeness, featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, and the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, and a devastating fire. Struck by a curious parallel between their stories, Margaret demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them.
The Thirteenth Tale is a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter, and in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.
©2006 Diane Setterfield. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved
"Setterfield...offers graceful storytelling that has its own pleasures." (Publishers Weekly)
Prepare to ignore your family, your job, and hopefully all your cares, as you listen to Lynn Redgrave narrate this novel. Her voice is versatile and entrancing as she tells a story that makes you drop everything and listen. This isn't just a book to take to the beach or read while you wait. This is literature that can't be missed! Thank you, Diane Setterfield for writing it.
So I bought this book because it was recommended to me under books like Historian. Which this book is sort through of like Historian in the smallest of ways.... it is kind of like The Historian. Old haunted houses, the old scientific debate on the connection of twins, having to prove 3 scientific facts with old new papers and the help of a historian.... But it falls very short of The Historian. now some of the book had genius ideas on life itself. Some of the phrases and ideas thought of by this old woman really where interesting. The characters were ok... the plot was ok... was it cliff hanging or a book I couldn't but down... no. The awesome narrorators from Audioble did very well. the voices matched the story and gave it some heft that would have been missed without it... I wanted sometimes to love this book... but I liked it so I guess that's well enough.
I wish I could find more books by this author. I would often rewind to listen again to her elegant prose. The book was captivating until the sudden ending when everything was all wrapped up with a bow. It needed a few more chapters to build up to it. Lynn Redgrave and Ruthie Henshall are perfect! Two of the best I've heard.
Yes. The delivery was lush and riveting.
The narrator was completely believable. I would follow her anywhere.
The descriptions were so beautifully written and the metaphors, creative. I could not possibly choose one scene.
No. It's one to savor.
God bless Lynn Redgrave.
I liked this audio book so much I purchased the book after listening to it, and read it on my own. The narration was very good and helped to move this interesting story along.
not quite what I thought....perhaps just not my type of book.
reading was good...but can say I would recommend
#FASCINATING - SUSPENSEFUL - ENJOYABLE#
DIANE SUTTERFIELD'S NEXT BOOK WILL BE OUT SOON. I'M WAITING TO SEE HOW THAT NEXT BOOK WILL COMPARE.
## LYNN REDGRAVE voice is so strong and clear that any charter she performed will always make them the most prominent favorite person in any story. in this case it's VIDA WINTERS .... Do I get a yes to this!!!
## A STORY OF CURIOSITY,# COMMENDATORY.# REALIZATIONS OF SECRETS # OF THINGS LOST AND FOUND# AND LOTS OF TWISTS AND TURNS....
THE CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVED WIT H EACH CHAPTER
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