Winter’s Tale

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mark Helprin

Narrated By: Oliver Wyman

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2013

Duration: 27 hours 51 minutes

Summary:

This is a book about the beauty and complexity of the human soul, about God, love, and justice, and yet you can lose yourself in it as if it were a dream. You will be transported to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented winters. One night, Peter Lake—orphan, master-mechanic, and master second-story man—attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between the middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. Because of a love that at first he cannot fully understand, Peter, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven “to stop time and bring back the dead.” His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and beset by winter, is a truly beautiful and extraordinary story.

℗ 2008 by AudioGO / © 1983 by Mark Helprin / Motion Picture Artwork © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Carol M

    Interesting story and plot that gets bogged down by overly flowery descriptions that often seem to go on far too long. Found myself day-dreaming until descriptive passages gave way to character and plot again.

  • Ashley Lefebvre

    Boring, long winded, I don't know how they made a movie from a 26 hour audio book.