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.


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

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