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The thirteenth tale

by Setterfield, Diane.

Format: Book on CD 2006
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD SETTERFIELD Diane
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Audio/Visual
 
Call Number  CD SETTERFIELD Diane
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Setterfi (13)
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
 
Call Number  BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Setterfi (13)
 
 
Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC SETTERFIELD (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  FIC SETTERFIELD (COMPACT DISC)
 
 
Summary
The Thirteenth Tale
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Margaret Lea, a bookish loner, is summoned to the home of Vida Winter, England's most popular novelist, and commanded to write her biography. Miss Winter has been falsifying her life story and her identity for more than 60 years. Facing imminent death and feeling an unexplainable connection to Margaret, Miss Winter begins to spin a haunting, suspenseful tale of an old English estate, a devastating fire, twin girls, a governess, and a ghost. As Margaret carefully records Vida's tale, she ponders her own family secrets. Her research takes her to the English moors to view a mansion's ruins and discover an unexpected ending to Vida's story. Readers will be mesmerized by this -story-within-a-story tinged with the eeriness of Rebecca and the willfulness of Jane Eyre. The author skillfully keeps the plot moving by unfurling a new twist in each chapter and leaves no strand untucked at the surprising and satisfying conclusion. A wholly original work told in the vein of all the best gothic classics. Lovers of books about book lovers will be enthralled. --Kaite Mediatore Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Setterfield's debut novel translates into a great audio book that loses none of the suspense, surprise and satisfaction that come with a wonderful tale. The voices of two of the best dramatic talents working today turn Setterfield's story into a glorious treat for listeners. Henshall, who reads as Margaret Lea, and Redgrave, who plays recluse writer Vida Winter, create mood and tension with their voices, which settles listeners into the narrative with ease. Margaret, a young bookseller and amateur biographer, is chosen by Miss Winter as the recipient of the secret of her tragic past. She reveals, layer by layer, the mesmerizing tale of the Angelfield family that includes murder, insanity, feral twins, a ghost and a fire. Margaret's own past in some ways parallels Miss Winter's, leading them both through the blaze of memory into the truth. Audio fans will be dazzled; fans of the written word will find new depth to The Thirteenth Tale thanks to the rich work of two veteran readers. Simultaneous release with the Atria hardcover (Reviews, June 26). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Recluses as authors -- Fiction.
Women authors -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2006
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles 13th tale
Contributors Amato, Bianca.
Tanner, Jill.
Recorded Books, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 13 audio discs (15 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1428115676
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