Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin audiobook

Winter’s Tale

By Mark Helprin
Read by Oliver Wyman

Blackstone Publishing 9780151972036
27.75 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller,September 2012

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Is it not astonishing that a work so rooted in fantasy, filled with narrative high jinks and comic flights, stands forth centrally as a moral discourse?”  New York Times Book Review
“Helprin’s book is breathtaking…Helprin is splendid, a major talent…funnier and shrewder than Thomas Wolfe and much more accurate in his poetic exuberance.”  Los Angeles Times Book Review
“This novel stretches the boundaries of contemporary literature. It is a gifted writer’s love affair with the language.”  Newsday
“Narrator Oliver Wyman’s art transcends this brilliant work with his unflagging spirit, awe, wonder, and range of literally dozens of distinctive voices. His remarkable versatility celebrates vocal depth—in characters who range from Dickensian presences to the airy breathiness of gentle souls. He is the harmonious complement to Helprin’s kaleidoscopic imagination, and acknowledges the book’s grace and wit with every utterance.”   AudioFile

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 27.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English