Hogarth Shakespeare
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 137 ratings)
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    "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 Masterful Retelling of A Winter's Tale

    A classic Shakespearean play was rewritten as a modern cautionary tale stuffed full of likeable and disreputable characters. Utterly believable and ve..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 December 2015 by bookylady ()
  • 2
    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    '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.

    Great Story, Average Narration
    Reviewed on 14 April 2016 by bookylady ()
  • 3
    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    '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.

    not a shrew

    enjoyed this story but not convinced by thw comparison with the taming of the shrew. well read, but found the 'she said' a little grating at times

    Reviewed on 18 October 2016 by esther curry ()
  • 4
    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    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.

    Clever dark humour makes for a great read.Loved it
    Reviewed on 17 October 2016 by bookylady ()