Hogarth Shakespeare

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 646 ratings

The Gap of Time 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 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    "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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a rollercoaster!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-12-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    '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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By Kate Fitzroy on 06-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • 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 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    '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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected delight

    • By Barbara on 12-01-17
    • The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 16-06-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 75 ratings

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 4

    • 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 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing, entertaining and clever

    • By Kirstine on 09-12-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • New Boy

    • Othello Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Manipulation in a primary school.

    • By timothy on 30-07-17

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 6

    • Dunbar

    • King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No ending?

    • By Anonymous User on 28-03-18
    • King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 05-10-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 7

    • Macbeth

    • By: Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated by: Derek Riddell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 187

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By williamschef on 19-04-18

    Regular price: £21.99