The Thirteenth Tale

by Diane Setterfield | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743298020 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nakupenda of Vicenza, Veneto Italy on 1/14/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by nakupenda from Vicenza, Veneto Italy on Friday, January 14, 2011
I both read the paper version and listened to the audio version of this book, and must say that they are different yet both wonderful experiences. I was absolutely captivated by this book as it grabbed me by the throat in the first paragraph and didn’t let go until the last word. It is the kind of book that causes the reader to close the book only to reopen it to read it again, this time looking for the hidden clues that one now knows are surely there. This is a book for book lovers. The first few pages are so full of meaningful passages that I gave up trying to write all the quotes down. This author is someone who KNOWS books, and who loves them. She understands the deep passion that some of us have for books and for the reading of them. This love of books is woven throughout The Thirteenth Tale but that is not the only wonderful thing about it. There is a deep mystery and story telling that takes place, which keep the reader always asking questions as she reads. And as all well-written books go – and this is certainly very well-written—all of the ends are tied up nicely by the last page, which makes for a very satisfying read.

The narration of this book is so well done—rich in expression and enunciation. Both narrators have a beautiful British accent, and make the audio a deeply enjoyable experience. I loved this book! I only wish I’d read this one earlier. It lives up to all of the hype, which normally turns me off of a book. This one delivers!

--> That was a review by Quilter K on, it trully represents my feelings about this book as well and I really believe it's a must-read for a book lover. It's my ideal gift for friends who love books as much as I do. There is almost no chance you won't like it!

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