The Gap of Time : Hogarth Shakespeare

  • by Jeanette Winterson
  • Narrated by Penelope Rawlins, Mark Bazeley, Ben Onwukwe
  • Series: Hogarth Shakespeare
  • 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's "late plays". It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother, too, are reunited.
In The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology, and the elliptical nature of time. Written with energy and wit, this is a story of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other.

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What the Critics Say

"The performances of Penelope Rawlins, Mark Bazeley, and Ben Onwukwe enhance Winterson's graphic scenes and gritty dialogue with their clarity and flawless pacing." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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Nice take

I'm a Winter's Tale scholar, so I'm biased about Winterson's interpretive moves. The literary intrusions are a little taxing, and she gets Bohemia all wrong. She nails the melodrama of Sicilia, however. It's not Shakespeare, but it's quite wonderful.
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- Daniel Crumbo "Author, editor, critic, teacher, etc."

The men are great

I enjoyed the male readers, but I found the female reader almost insufferable. Great storyline, though, and brilliantly written. Worth a read, particularly if you enjoy Shakespeare and The Winter's Tale.
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- Spjutopia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio