Cover art for Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

23 ratings

Summary

Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of God’s elect, but as this budding evangelical comes of age and comes to terms with her preference for her own sex, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household crumbles.

©1985 Jeanette Winterson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

Available on Audible
Cover art for Frankissstein

Frankissstein

11 ratings

Summary

Since her astonishing debut at 25 with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success as “one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time” (Elle). Her new novel, Frankissstein, is an audacious love story that weaves together disparate lives into an exploration of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, and queer love. Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his mom again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead...but waiting to return to life. What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? In fiercely intelligent prose, Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realize. Funny and furious, bold, and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself.

©2019 Jeanette Winterson (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for The Unholy Consult

The Unholy Consult

9 ratings

Summary

The highly anticipated and explosive finale to the master of grimdark R. Scott Bakker's acclaimed high fantasy series. In this shattering conclusion to The Aspect-Emperor books, praised for their "sweeping epic scale and detailed historical world building" (Grimdark Magazine), R. Scott Bakker delivers the series' feverishly harrowing and long-awaited finish. In The Unholy Consult, the Men of the Great Ordeal have been abandoned by Anasurimbor Kellhus, and the grand crusade has dissolved into cannibalism and chaos. When Exalt-General Proyas, the Prince-Imperial Kayutas at his side, attempts to gain control of the lost Men and continue their march to Golgotterath, it rapidly becomes clear that the lost Lord and Prophet is not so easily shaken from the mission.

©2017 R. Scott Bakker (P)2017 Recorded Books

Available on Audible
Cover art for Christmas Days

Christmas Days

6 ratings

Summary

For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmastime, and here she brings together 12 of her brilliantly imaginative, funny, and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmas - a time of celebration, sharing, and giving - she offers these 12 plus one: a personal story of her own Christmas memories. These tales open a portal into the spirit of the season, when time slows down and magic starts to happen. From trees with mysterious powers to a tinsel baby that talks, philosophical fairies to flying dogs, a haunted house to a disappearing train, Winterson's innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas, perfect for listening to by the fire with loved ones or while traveling home for the holidays. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers.

©2016 Jeanette Winterson (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Available on Audible
Cover art for The Living Mountain

The Living Mountain

5 ratings

Summary

In this masterpiece of nature writing, beautifully narrated by Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape. Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the ‘essential nature’ of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than 30 years before it was finally published.

©2019 Nan Shepherd (P)2019 Canongate Books Ltd

Available on Audible
Cover art for The Passion

The Passion

3 ratings

Summary

A magical, wonderful modern classic about the destinies of Napoleon’s faithful cook and the daughter of a Venetian boatman.  Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daughter of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart. In Venice’s compound of carnival, chance, and darkness, the pair meets their singular destiny.  In her unique and mesmerizing voice, Jeanette Winterson’s “concentrated, beautifully detailed prose” (The New York Times) unfurls a “historical novel quite different from any other” (Vanity Fair).  “Recalls García Márquez... Magical touches dance like highlights over the brilliance of this fairy tale about passion, gambling, madness, and androgynous ecstasy.” (Edmund White)

©1987 Jeanette Winterson (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Thalia Book Club: Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Thalia Book Club: Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

2 ratings

Summary

The author of the international best-selling novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit tackles her own reality in her riveting memoir. In this remarkable book she confronts the various paths her childhood took, from being raised by a religious zealot who kept a gun in the dresser to pondering her sexuality and other core parts of her identity and the search for her biological mother. Funny, acute, fierce, and celebratory, this is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, a mother, an identity, and a home. In conversation with A.M. Homes, author of the recent novel, May We Be Forgiven and the memoir The Mistress's Daughter.

©2013 Symphony Space (P)2013 Symphony Space

Narrator: A. M. Homes
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson

2 ratings

Summary

Jeanette Winterson joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios in this exclusive interview. Jeanette discusses her latest collection of short stories (and recipes) for Christmas and the experience of recording audiobooks and shares some recommendations from her own library.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

Available on Audible
Cover art for Sexing the Cherry

Sexing the Cherry

1 rating

Summary

In a fantastic world that is and is not 17th-century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames. The child, Jordan, is rescued by Dog Woman and grows up to travel the world like Gulliver, though he finds that the world’s most curious oddities come from his own mind. Winterson leads the listener from discussions on the nature of time to Jordan’s fascination with journeys concealed within other journeys, all with a dizzying speed that shoots the listener from epiphany to shimmering epiphany.

©1989 Jeanette Winterson (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

1 rating

Summary

'Behind every great woman is a man who tried to stop her.' A century on from the first votes for women in the UK, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson asks what we still stand to learn from the Suffragettes. Examining recent women's rights movements, the worlds of politics and technology, social media and changes in the law, Winterson celebrates how far we have come but demands that we do more. There is still so far to go, so much courage we still need to find.    Witty and wise, incisive and inspiring, Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere is a powerful reminder of the need for true equality and an urgent call to arms.

©2018 Jeanette Winterson (P)2018 Canongate Books Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Idle Thought of an Idle Fellow

Idle Thought of an Idle Fellow

Summary

Jerome. K. Jerome allows us to laugh, with and at, both himself and ourselves, in his writing. As we peruse his “Idle Thoughts” on subjects ranging from babies to ambition, from dogs to poverty, we find that the dust of over a hundred years have not dimmed the mirror in which we look. Jerome, as in his other comic works, presents a seeming stream of consciousness that can shift in a moment from the ridiculous to the sublime, from self-deprecation to intense longing.  Such “Idle Thoughts” will not be in vain while we can still recognise that humanity changes very little over the ages, and while we can still laugh at ourselves. Narrated by Simon Hester with original music.

©2021 Simon Hester (P)2021 Simon Hester

Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible