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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,092 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Thurber Narrator: Edward Woodard Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Resmy | 2/17/2014

    " Lovely childrens book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael Prewett | 2/15/2014

    " If you don't know what the phrase guggle to zatch means, then this book is for you! Classy, witty, and unconventional, this is Thurber at his best. Find a copy with illustrations by Marc Simont otherwise you'll miss out decidely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kathryn | 2/13/2014

    " I usually like this type of book, but it just didn't capture me. How this can be a book for children is a bit beyond me, but oh well....I'm glad I read it AND glad it wasn't very long.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Krisette Spangler | 2/3/2014

    " Thurber has an amazing vocabulary, and I love reading his books just for sheer joy of experiencing what he can do with words. "

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About the Author
Author James Thurber

James Thurber (1894–1961), one of the outstanding American humorists and cartoonists of the twentieth century, was born in Columbus, Ohio, and launched his professional writing career as a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch in 1920. He began writing for the New Yorker in 1927 after his friend and fellow writer E. B. White got him a job at the magazine. Though hampered by failing eyesight, Thurber wrote nearly forty books, including collections of essays, short stories, fables, and children’s stories. He won a Tony Award for his popular Broadway play, A Thurber Carnival. Both that story and My Life and Hard Times have appeared in countless editions and dozens of languages throughout the world.