The Mandelbaum Gate (audiobook)

11.5 hrs • 10 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 03/20/12
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 03/20/12 9781441719942
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 03/20/12 9781441719973
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Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1965

The Mandelbaum Gate divides the conflict-torn realm of Jerusalem, separating Israel from Jordan. Barbara Vaughn, a stubborn young Englishwoman and half-Jewish Catholic convert, insists upon crossing the divide in order to rendezvous with her fiancé, in spite of the very real danger. Not even the threat of bodily harm and fearful admonishments of staid British diplomat Freddy Hamilton can dissuade Barbara from her ill-timed pilgrimage. Her quest sets off a series of bizarre situations and adventures, set against the backdrop of the Eichmann trial of 1961.

Muriel Spark has created a many-faceted novel, both comic and serious, enriched by a wealth of information.

Review Quotes

The Mandelbaum Gate is a fascinating performance...It crosses the tradition of the novel of female sensibility with modern exotic is not a book to miss.”

New York Times

“Takes the breath away…Pure adventure…Suspense as artfully maintained as anything by Graham Greene.”

New Republic

“English-accented Frederick Davidson turns in a memorable performance.” 

Library Journal

“[Davidson] achieve[s] successful transitions through deliberate pauses and changes of voice. Thus, we’re able to follow the many tangents the author uses to enrich the story and our listening pleasure.”