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
Show More Show Less

Regular price: $31.21

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – love a book or swap it for free
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $16.45/month
Select or add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $31.21

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 30-05-2017

Superb.

Superb. Exquisite, lyrical narrative. Emotive, beautifully timed narration. The narrators captured perfectly Wintersons sublime philosophical musings that intersperse the broader storytelling.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Judith Seaboyer on 30-05-2017

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

Where does The Gap of Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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 narration is mixed, and much of it is awful, irritating.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrative and the weirdness of the genre that is romance.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

I don't know. There are several narrators. Perdita is ghastly, as is Xeno (Polixenes), as is Pauline (Paulina). Perdita's voice is squeaky and irritatingly childlike for a 16-year-old (or is she 18?). Her Southern American accent struck me as unconvincing, but it's not as bad as Xeno's upper-class English twit accent/tone. I stuck it out because I wanted to know what happened, but my advice would be choose the print version for this one. Pity.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-12-2015

What a rollercoaster!

If you could sum up The Gap of Time in three words, what would they be?

What a rollercoaster!

What did you like best about this story?

I particularly enjoyed the links to Shakespeare's 'A Winter's Tale' and also the clever resettlement of the story into the modern day. The narrators did an excellent job of performing each character. You always knew who was speaking and there was a huge amount of emotion conveyed with the words.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any of these narrator's other performances yet.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. What price would you pay?

Any additional comments?

I saw Jeannette Winterson speak at the Cheltenham Literary Festival about this book and I was fascinated. This is an excellent performance and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. I often found myself sat outside work for several extra minutes just to try and get a bit further in the story. I would definitely recommend this to any Shakespeare enthusiast and to anyone who wants to explore the theme of forgiveness.

Read More Hide me

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Book Guru on 13-01-2018

I wanted to like this book so much....

but the characters were so awful it was hard to. Read the original and skip this.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews