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    • Once Upon a River

    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    A body always tells a story - but this child’s was a blank page. Rita reached for the lantern. She trained its light on the child’s face. "Who are you?" she murmured, but the face said as little as the rest of her. It was impossible to tell whether, in life, these blunt and unfinished features had borne the imprint of prettiness, timid watchfulness, or sly mischief. If there had once been curiosity or placidity or impatience here, life had not had time to etch it into permanence. Only a very short time ago, the body and soul of this little girl had still been securely attached.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Nancy on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Thirteenth Tale

    • A Novel
    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,247

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Once you finish it, you'll listen again!

    • By Cathleen on 10-05-06

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Bellman & Black

    • A Ghost Story
    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 321

    As a boy, William Bellman commits one small, cruel act: killing a bird with his slingshot. Little does he know the unforeseen and terrible consequences of the deed, which is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to be a man blessed by fortune - until tragedy strikes and the stranger in black comes. Desperate to save the one precious thing he has left, William enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner, to found a decidedly macabre business.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A 'Slow Burn' Gothic Tragedy

    • By Amy on 11-30-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Once Upon a River

    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can it be explained by science? An exquisitely crafted multilayered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s best seller The Thirteenth Tale.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Thirteenth Tale

    • A Novel
    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Ruthie Henshall, Lynn Redgrave
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gorgeous prose with suspence

    • By pam on 03-17-12

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Thirteenth Tale

    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By S on 12-29-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • El cuento número trece [The Thirteenth Tale]

    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Mª Luisa Solá, Esther Solans
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Entre mentiras, recuerdos e imaginación se teje la vida de la señora Winter, una famosa novelista ya muy entrada en años que pide ayuda a Margaret, una mujer joven y amante de los libros, para contar por fin la historia de su misterioso pasado.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • La niña fantasma

    • By Mario on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Bellman & Black

    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    As a boy, William Bellman commits one small cruel act that appears to have unforeseen and terrible consequences. The killing of a rook with his catapult is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games. And by the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, he seems indeed, to be a man blessed by fortune. Until tragedy strikes, and the stranger in black comes, and William Bellman starts to wonder if all his happiness is about to be eclipsed. Desperate to save the one precious thing he has left, he enters into a bargain.

    Regular price: $20.17