The Virgin in the Garden Audiobook, by A. S. Byatt Play Audiobook Sample

The Virgin in the Garden Audiobook

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Read By: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 13.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 10.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483053875

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Longest Chapter Length:

67:25 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:38 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

26:19 minutes

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Publisher Description

In 1953, at an isolated boys' school in the Yorkshire moors, is a young teacher, Alexander Wedderburn, whose imagination had been captured by the Queen Elizabeth of Shakespeare and Spenser and who has written an historical verse play about her. Now, suddenly, his play has been taken up by a wealthy patron of the arts who envisions its production on the most magnificent scale, for it is to be the climax of a local festival honoring the new Queen Elizabeth.

The novel holds us in suspense as it carries us to the great event of the play itself—in its Midsummer-Night's atmosphere of dream, of magic, of transforming revelry—that will alter forever the course of all the characters' lives.

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“Narrator [Wanda McCaddon] has a sprightly tone and keeps things moving, not an insignificant achievement since much of the plot development occurs in the characters’ thoughts and inner reactions to events around them.”

— Library Journal 


  • “Large, complex, ambitious, humming with energy and ideas…a remarkable achievement.”

    — Iris Murdoch
  • “Comic, well plotted, immensely touching.

    — Times (London)
  • “[McCaddon] reads with a heavy British accent which suits the reading…Her narration is solid, energetic and well inflected.” 

    — Kliatt

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About A. S. Byatt

A. S. Byatt, a distinguished critic and author, was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge; Bryn Mawr College; and Somerville College, Oxford. In 1999 she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her other works include Possession, The Biographer’s Tale, and The Matisse Stories, among many others.

About Wanda McCaddon

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.