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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Mad and inventive

Epic tale told in dramatic and comic style. Great narration. Clever fairy tale. Well worth buying.
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- Edward

Infuriating background music

A good book completely ruined by loud, tedious and completely inappropriate music throughout the whole story.
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- Loglady

Book Details

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