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The Thirteenth Tale

Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
4 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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The Thirteenth Tale is a compelling and emotional mystery, in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling.
©2006 Diane Setterfield (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • S
  • Australia
  • 12-29-09

Amazing

I can not recommend this enough. My only complaint was that it finished. I eagerly await anything more from this talented Author.

The gothic beauty, the mystery and the prose is all perfectly aligned to bring you hours of delight. You won't be able to turn this one off.

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For lovers of stories.

Beautifully written, Diane Setterfield takes you on a great journey to another world. I was enveloped by the characters and their stories. Loved it!

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  • karen
  • Australia
  • 10-26-10

the thirteenth tale

A real "page turner". I loved this book. It's full of loyalty, love, twists and turns - I could almost touch the characters and Jenny Agutter is an excellent narrator.

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  • Fiona
  • Ngaanyatjarra Lands , Australia
  • 01-03-12

It will take you into the story and hold you

I have just finished this story and found an old fashioned sense of satisfaction in the ending that had the pieces tied and completed. It weaves beautifully in and out of the characters stories and time past and present. It never left me confused about who was who but always moved forward like a sturdy craft on the water sure of its destination. A fantastic read as I sat, drove, rode and walked.

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Marvellous

As soon as I finished this book, I wanted to go back to the beginning and start all over again. There are so many intriguing aspects to the story and the author has been skillful enough not to leave any of the threads dangling unintentionally. A very satisfying read and highly recommended!

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Measured magic!

Verbally intoxicating. By turns, chilling and mesmerising -thank you Ms Setterfield.
Hats off to Jenny Agutter for her excellent narration. Skilled, accessible and honest narration is that vital link between author and reader.

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  • Kate
  • AUCKLAND, New Zealand
  • 01-06-12

A must read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Up there with Water for Elephants & The Time Travellers Wife. Compelling, I loved it and this is one of the few books I will listen to again.

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  • Helen Fearn
  • 12-05-17

Do you believe in ghosts?

This book will stay with you for some time.
It really gets into your soul.

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  • Maria
  • 10-31-16

Possibly the best!

OMG what a wonderful story. I became part of this book. The 13th Tale was a magical journey of words, phrases, sentences that became living characters for me. It will be a long time before I can put this story aside and begin another. Thank you so much for such an amazing experience

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  • Nola J Pearce
  • 03-02-19

Almost hits the mark

I enjoyed this book and was avidly moving through it enjoying the story and looking to find the ending. But I felt the author almost tried to be a bit too clever and I’m still not really sure i fully grasped or believed the ending. Also I found the part of the story that focuses on the narrator’s own tale to be forced and unnecessary. It didn’t help that the audio production wasn’t great - cutting in at odd places made it clear where recordings had stopped and started overall a good story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-19

Fantastic read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to her new one .. Loved Jenny Agutter as narrator

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  • justine
  • 06-11-19

the 13th tale

THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU
not only were I sent in a truly amazing story i were also carried away to another place in time altogether

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  • Lisa Maree Wain
  • 05-18-19

mystery, scandal & unexpected twists

A book of family secrets, love, life and death.....of protecting the innocent from the incestuous web of a life that ultimately consumes them.