Hogarth Shakespeare

14 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,332 ratings

The Gap of Time Publisher's Summary

"I saw the strangest sight tonight." New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up - light as a star - and decides to take her home.

London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money, but he doesn't know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and his wife. Is his newborn baby even his?

New Bohemia. Seventeen years later. A boy and a girl are falling in love, but there's a lot they don't know about who they are and where they come from.

Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale vibrates with echoes of the original but tells a contemporary story where time itself is a player in a game of high stakes that will end in either tragedy or forgiveness. It shows us that however far we have been separated, whatever is lost shall be found.

©2015 Jeanette Winterson (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks
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  • Book 1

    • The Gap of Time

    • The Winter's Tale Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe, Mark Bazeley, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    "I saw the strangest sight tonight." New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up - light as a star - and decides to take her home. London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money, but he doesn't know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and his wife. Is his newborn baby even his?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A fine reworking of The Winter's Tale, but ...

    • By Judith Seaboyer on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Gap of Time

    • William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale Retold: A Novel
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Mark Bazeley, Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The men are great

    • By DRVanDyke on 03-14-16

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • Shylock Is My Name

    • The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?' With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Shylock Is My Name

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Winter, a cemetery, Shylock. In this provocative and profound interpretation of The Merchant of Venice, Shylock is juxtaposed against his present-day counterpart in the character of art dealer and conflicted father Simon Strulovitch. With characteristic irony, Jacobson presents Shylock as a man of incisive wit and passion, concerned still with questions of identity, parenthood, anti-Semitism, and revenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Far beyond expectations

    • By Gypsy Girl on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 3

    • Vinegar Girl

    • The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    'You can't get around Kate Battista as easily as all that.' Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her preschool charges adore her, but the adults don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

    • The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 06-16-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Vinegar Girl

    • William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 403

    Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her preschool charges adore her, but their parents don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen

    • By Hope on 07-20-16
    • William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 06-21-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 451 ratings

    Regular price: $22.40

  • Book 4

    • Hag-Seed

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: R.H. Thompson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: Not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The play on the Play's the thing

    • By Mel on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Hag-Seed

    • The Tempest Retold
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: R. H. Thomson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge. After 12 years revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 5

    • New Boy

    • William Shakespeare's Othello Retold: A Novel
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players - teachers and pupils alike - will never be the same again.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • New Boy

    • Othello Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players - teachers and pupils alike - will never be the same again.

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 6

    • Dunbar

    • William Shakespeare's King Lear Retold: A Novel
    • By: Edward St. Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global media corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage, he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but, as relations sour, he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions. Now, imprisoned in Meadowmeade, an upscale sanatorium in rural England, with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • depressing tale of horrid people

    • By Trudy Owens on 10-25-17
    • William Shakespeare's King Lear Retold: A Novel
    • By: Edward St. Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 10-03-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dunbar

    • King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he handed over care of the family firm to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan. But relations quickly soured, leaving him doubting the wisdom of past decisions.... Now imprisoned in a care home in the Lake District with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels.

    • King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 10-05-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 7

    • Macbeth

    • By: Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy, industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom - a master of manipulation named Hecate - has connections with the highest in power and plans to use them to get his way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, listen to the sample first

    • By stuartjash on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Macbeth

    • By: Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated by: Derek Riddell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    He's the best cop they've got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath, it's up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He's also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He's rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They're all within reach. But a man like him won't get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He's convinced he won't get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Scottish accent through

    • By Flavio Santos on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $23.44