The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel (Abridged / CD-Audio)

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Winner of the 2007 Audie Award for Literary Fiction and Finalist for Multi-Voiced Performance

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller

“Readers will feel the magnetic pull of this paean to words, books and the magical power of story.”—People

“Eerie and fascinating.”—USA TODAY

Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny.

Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness—featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

About the Author


Diane Setterfield is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale, and a former academic, specializing in twentieth-century French literature, particularly the works of Andre Gide. She lives in Oxford, England.

Lynn Redgrave's many awards include two Golden Globes, two Oscar nominations, three Tony nominations and for Talking Heads, the Drama Desk, Obie, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Her films include Georgy Girl, Gods and Monsters, Kinsey and Shine. She has written three plays: Shakespeare for my Father, The Mandrake Root and Nightingale.

Ruthie Henshall has appeared on Broadway in Chicago, Putting It Together, and Miss Saigon. She has also starred in numerous West End of London productions including Chicago, Crazy For You, She Loves Me (Olivier Award) and Les Miserables.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780743570206
ISBN-10: 0743570200
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: October 9th, 2007
Language: English