The Mandelbaum Gate

  • by Muriel Spark
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Mandelbaum Gate divides the conflict-torn realm of Jerusalem, separating Israel from Jordan. Barbara Vaughn, a stubborn young English woman and half-Jewish Catholic convert, insists upon crossing the divide in order to rendezvous with her fiancé, in spite of the very real danger. 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.

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What the Critics Say

"[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." (AudioFile)
"English-accented Frederick Davidson turns in a memorable performance." (Library Journal)

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Narration Problem

The narrator uses a very affected English accent. It s very irritating and detracts from an excellent and well written story.
Why couldn't the guy just read it in good old R P ?
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- A. Hill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.