The Thirteenth Tale [Audiobook Review]

The Thirteenth TaleTitle: The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfield
Narrator: Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Pages: 416
Audio: 15.6 hours
Year: 2006
Publisher: Recorded Books
Source: Library
Rating: 5/5

My Thoughts:

I read The Thirteenth Tale a few years ago and fell in love with it. It’s as delicious as those 19th century Gothic novels and full of mystery and suspense. You can read what I had to say about it here.

There were two narrators. One for Margaret and one for Vida Winter. This worked well. I especially liked the narrator for Ms. Winter. She reminded me of the narrator for Rebecca which added to that Gothic feel that I loved so much. As I was running by palm trees and through warm sea air (you really should all be jealous of where I live), I felt like I was in the English moors at wintertime. That’s pretty impressive.

Even though I had read this before, I found myself captivated by the story and eager to listen to it. I highly recommend this audiobook for those who want to reread The Thirteenth Tale and I think it would be a great way to experience the book for the first time as well. But beware, there is an abridged version out there and you don’t want to miss any of this book.

[Note: I am skipping the “Others’ Thoughts” and “Buy It Now” sections for audiobook week only. They will return soon.]


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5 thoughts on “The Thirteenth Tale [Audiobook Review]

  1. Jen - Devourer of Books June 8, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    ALSO, I think the abridged version has different narrators, and you really wouldn’t want to miss Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner.


  2. Stephanie June 8, 2011 / 4:45 pm

    It has been years since I read this one, and I hate to say I remember very little about it. I could definitely benefit from a reread right about now!


  3. zibilee June 9, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    I loved this book and read it with my bookclub about 2 years ago. I would love to read it again someday as well. I am glad that you loved it as well!


  4. Jessica June 27, 2011 / 3:45 pm

    Just ordered this book from the library and am anxiously waiting its arrival! It looks so good!


  5. Meghan July 19, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    Thanks so much for both your great reviews- I got the audiobook and loved it!!


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