I've loved A Wrinkle in Time since I was a child. This narration of the book is quite refreshing. While there was a certain charm to listening to L'Engle narrate her own story, Hope Davis breathes a certain nuance and understanding to the story that only a talented narrator can add. Davis's interpretation of Mrs. Which (the hardest character to narrate, I think) was quite good.
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
It's been many years since I read "A Wrinkle in Time", and I ordered the audible version with considerable anticipation. The book presents science fiction and even some of the most complicated theories of physics in an approachable and entertaining way for young (and not-so-young) adults. Hope Davis' narration adds a great deal to the experience and is simply wonderful -- her voice brings personality to every character and conveys the wonder and the humor of this classic story. I'll be keeping this audio book active on my MP3 player so I can listen again and again.
Difficult to follow with little to retain the interest of tween listeners - disappointing to say the least.
Didn't read this as a kid - the cover with the weird centaur and the kids on its back put me off. But the 50th anniversary of this book came around and I was curious. I should have saved my credit. I bet if I were 12 this would have been great - I kept reading about what a great female main character it has. 'Fraid I don't agree - she does nothing but whine and boys surrounding her - even the 5 year old! - take all the initiative, think things through, etc. And by the time they got to the weird planet where the dad was being held, I just tuned out and then finally turned off. Sorry.
No. This is supposed to be her masterpiece and I did not like it, so I don't think I will check out any other books by her.
It was fairly trite. It is pretty much a sci-fi story, but then there are inexplicable sideturns into religion. It felt like a the kind of cheat a Creationist Tea Partier would try. Overall, though, the story was just flat and trite and the tone changes suddenly toward the end, just in order to bring the story to a conclusion.
The reader did a fine job in mimicking different voice and was always very pleasant, despite a really poor recording quality at the beginning.
Disappointment. I love children books and was really looking forward to reading this, since it is supposed very intelligent and challenging. It was neither.
This is a children's book. The story is short and contains nothing interesting and the reader is really annoying, especially when she uses her voice for the main character. I wish I didn't waste my time and credit on this one.
Something by Richard Morgan. Great writer!!!!
Quality was good, but the performer whined a lot. More annoying than enjoyable.
Took this book in a hurry - needed something to listen to while driving for an 8 hour round trip. I'm really not into most sci fi stories. This one is okay by my standars, nothing outstanding but that is from a non sci fi reading. I am sure others have really liked.
Mrs What's It