Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale

Written by Mark Helprin
Narrated by Oliver Wyman
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Winter's Tale

Written by Mark Helprin | Narrated by Oliver Wyman
This “poetic masterpiece” and Earphones Award winner is enlivened by a narrator with an “unflagging spirit, awe, wonder, and range of literally dozens of distinctive voices” (AudioFile). The attempted robbery of a Manhattan mansion sparks an intriguing journey for Beverly, a young woman dying of consumption, and charming Peter.


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.

Categories: Editor's Pick, General Fiction
Release Date: February 1, 2008
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Run time: 27:46:14
Unabridged Audiobook

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