Hogarth Shakespeare
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  • 1
    The Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) | Jeanette Winterson

    The Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated By Ben Onwukwe, Mark Bazeley, Penelope Rawlins
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    "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?

    A fine reworking of The Winter's Tale, but ...

    Hard to say. I like the narrative--the novel is a lovely reworking of Shakespeare's wonderful odd pastoral romnance the Winter's Tale, but the narrati..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2017 by Judith Seaboyer ()
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    The Gap of Time: A Novel | Jeanette Winterson

    The Gap of Time: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated By Penelope Rawlins, Mark Bazeley, Ben Onwukwe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2015 by Daniel Crumbo (Tucson, AZ)
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    Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) | Howard Jacobson

    Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    '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.

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    Shylock Is My Name | Howard Jacobson

    Shylock Is My Name

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Far beyond expectations

    Based on the initial Amazon reviews of the book, I would not have purchased this if it had been narrated by anyone other than Michael Kitchen. I am s..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2016 by Gypsy Girl ()
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    Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) | Anne Tyler

    Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    '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.

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    Vinegar Girl: A Novel | Anne Tyler

    Vinegar Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    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.

    Well worth a listen
    Reviewed on July 20 2016 by Hope (Colorado)
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    Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood

    Hag-Seed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By R. H. Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    AWED!

    Favorite Shakespeare text, possibly favorite modern author, how could it not be a win!

    Reviewed on December 08 2016 by Chela J. Noto (Santa Monica , CA USA)
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    Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold | Margaret Atwood

    Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By R. H. Thomson
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    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.

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    New Boy | Tracy Chevalier

    New Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    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.

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    New Boy: Othello Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) | Tracy Chevalier

    New Boy: Othello Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.