The Thirteen Clocks

  • by James Thurber
  • Narrated by Edward Woodard
  • 1 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Thirteen Clocks is James Thurber's enduring story of life in a castle where time stands still on every clock at 10 minutes to five. The Duke of the castle ignores time and pays no attention to temperature either. He is a wicked Duke who has hands cold enough to choke a bull. The only warmth he understands is the warm hands of Princess Saralinda, his fair niece, whom he cherishes and protects from suitors. In a comic and poetic way, this story makes us all want to love a Princess and to be a Prince. What's more, we want the 13 castle clocks to whir and tick and tell us that the time is NOW.

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Absolutely fantastic!

Amazing work from the narrator, doing all the characters' voices sound so distinct and all the different ways of talking. The sound effects were also spot on, and the author's style and word choices are superb! An utterly delightful listen, I will certainly recommend this audiobook to everyone I know!

I just want to listen to this at least once whilst having a printed copy of the book in front of me, as there was unfortunately a few words I couldn't understand, even after repeating some passages a number of times...
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- Hikaru

Very strange and very enjoyable

I don't normally like audiobooks with music and sound effects, but it worked very well in this instance. The story was even weirder than I had heard, and I enjoyed it a lot.
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- Nathan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-08-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books