Nene La Beet's Reviews > Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
2557032
's review

it was amazing
bookshelves: 1800s, audiobook, british, england, fiction, historic

What a wonderful novel this was. I'd noted this one down on my reading list but failed to note where I learned about it, so I can only say thank you to the reviewer or whoever brought Ms. Setterfield to my attention. I will soon read her first novel, which totally passed me by at the time.

This is in many ways a classic gothic tale, but it has its twists combined with an exquisite language and eminent control of the plot and characters.

The audio was narrated by Juliet Stevenson who is my favourite English narrator. Her modulation, her tone - well, everything.

The whole experience was unadulterated joy.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Once Upon a River.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

March 13, 2019 – Started Reading
March 21, 2019 – Finished Reading
March 23, 2019 – Shelved
March 23, 2019 – Shelved as: 1800s
March 23, 2019 – Shelved as: audiobook
March 23, 2019 – Shelved as: british
March 23, 2019 – Shelved as: england
March 23, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
March 23, 2019 – Shelved as: historic

No comments have been added yet.