We listened to this as a family over a few long trips in the car. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Meg and absolutely loved Charles Wallace.
It's a great book to create fun family discussions about feelings and family relationships and life outside our knowing..
This was my first full audio book. I have hesitated listening to books on tape because of the samples I listened to in the past. I was pleasantly surprised by the narrator and how she gave a different life to each character. I loved it!!
A lot of 20th century fiction for children is enjoyable for even us old folk, but this one was only mildly entertaining. My 11 year old liked it though, so it's still works for its main target audience.
it was a fine story and I appreciated the sciency parts. it was clearly intended for a much younger and less jaded audience. I liked where they tried to integrate science into the storytelling and was excited to see where it would go, but soon began to disconnect when religion faith and magic were elevated to fill in gaps. just seemed like lazy storytelling, but again ... I am clearly not the target audience.
Just as mesmerizing and terrifying as when I was a kid. overall great narration although at times a little over - frantic and whiny. But well done on the many different voices. Definitely a wonderful way to pass the commute time!
A Wrinkle in Time is a fantastic book, as are all the Madeleine L'Engle books I have read. I was eager to listen to it on Audible with my kids. It started off well enough. Hope Davis has a pleasant voice when reading as the "Narrator" of the story and when voicing Mrs. Murry. For the most part she does an admirable job of varying her voice for each of the characters in the story. However, her voices for the characters quickly become tiresome and grating. Meg, the main character, comes off as whiny, so much so that one quickly wants to tune her out. Calvin's voicing has a quality to it that is almost cartoonish and unbelievable. Charles Wallace's voice changes between sounding like a tired old lady and grating like fingernails on a chalkboard. Finally, Mrs. Which's voicing is so weirdly ghost-like that one can barely understand what she is saying. None of my children liked Mrs. Which's voice. Arguably, L'Engle writes Mrs. Which in such a way as that it would be challenging to voice her in any medium. So kudos to Ms. Davis for attempting that daunting task. I just wish that the diction would have been clearer.
Ms. Davis does a lovely job with her foreign language pronunciations for Mrs. Who in Latin, German, French and Spanish. Unfortunately, the breathless quality with which she voices Mrs. Who while at the same time rushing through those beautiful lines and their translations, leaves the listener with a sense of loss at not being able to fully appreciate the quotes and how marvelously L'Engle uses them to add to the story.
While I highly recommend A Wrinkle in Time, I would say that if the voicings matter a great deal to you then be sure to listen to samples from other narrators before making your selection. Keep in mind that this is a hard book to narrate, though, so despite the fact I'm not a fan of Ms. Hope's voices for the characters, I do believe she put a great deal of effort into each voice and into keeping them mostly consistent throughout the book.
I read this book in middle school many years ago and decided to read it again for nostalgia's sake. The book is well-written and even thought-provoking. The narrator does a good job. This is more than worthwhile.
After reading the reviews, I decided to listen. Uplifting message! Great characters. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fantasy that has an uplifting, family centered message.