The Next Queen of Heaven: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gregory Maguire

Narrated By: Cassandra Morris

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2010

Duration: 11 hours 29 minutes


With the new millennium approaching, the eccentric town of Thebes grows even stranger. Mrs. Leontina Scales begins speaking in tongues after being clocked by a Catholic statuette. Her daughter, Tabitha, and her sons scheme to save their mother or surrender her to Jesus'whatever comes first. Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr, caught between lust and ambition, fumbles his way toward Y2K. The ancient Sisters of the Sorrowful Mysteries join with a gay singing group. The Radical Radiants battle the Catholics. A Christmas pageant goes horribly awry. And a child is born.

Only a modern master like Gregory Maguire could spin a tale as frantic, funny, and farcical as The Next Queen of Heaven.


  • Limor Yakoni-Blum

    Not a great book, for me that is. I just kept on waiting for something to actually happen only it never did. Didn't really understand what I was supposed to take from this book, of what the point of the story was.