It brought me back to my childhood days of reading fables
I did not read this book in print. I enjoyed it greatly in audio.
No, but she was quite pleasant to listen to.
I wanted to, but wasn't able to.
I love how this book lets you wonder in the way children wonder. The characters are likeable, and real. The story is fantastical, and yet still grounded in a reality that is easy to understand and relate to. Not all the answers are given, but they don't need to be. Loved this reading experience!
Jazz Cat's Mom
Snow Child is a charming fairy tale (or is it?). Set in Alaska in the early 1900s, the story is full of details about homesteading and farming in that vast, cold wilderness and the affects of this life choice on the people living there. The characters are all well developed and truly nice and kind people. Not a bad guy in the bunch. This is not my typical reading choice. I like stories that are a little more dramatic: serial killers, court room dramas, vampires, crazy people. The story is well-written, interesting and enjoyable and probably deserving of a five-star rating, if you enjoy simple stories like this one. I'm certainly not sorry I listened to it, but I wouldn't recommend to my friends with reading tastes similar to mine.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Just finished listening to The Snow Child . . . LOVED IT . . . a mixture of reality of the harshness of the Alaska wilderness and life there in the 1920s, the heartbreak of a childless couple . . . intertwined with the storybook magic of a snow girl come to life . . . if you have a love of fairy tales and a bit whimsy within you . . . don't miss this one . . .
I always love audio books more, the narrator adds a new level of interest in the story.
I loved the mystery and the fable feel to the story. I also loved the detail, Eowyn really makes you feel like your sitting in a river valley in Alaska!
Foena for sure because she is so different on so many levels.
There were many wonderful elements in this story; the emotions of wanting a child, meeting one's own emotional and physical needs, the historical backdrop of homesteading in the early 20th century. Each character was very clear about who s/he was, and honored that in the way they lived. The prose was very easy to listen to, and felt authentic for each character.Mable was a delightful, charming woman. She struggled with and rose to the challenges of both her daily existence and her life. She wasn't bound by traditional female roles; she was able to do what needed to be done, in an unassuming manner. Jack, her husband, was just about a perfect mate who loved his family without judgment.The performance was wonderful.
Debra Monk was able to give voice to the story and characters with compassion and evenness. Each character was distinct without exaggeration. I highly recommend this audiobook!
The voices bring the characters to life. The story straddles being a magical fable and a seemingly true account of early homesteaders in Alaska.
When the snow girl is gone and the child appears.
This is another book I bought based on reviews. I knew nothing about it and took a leap of faith. I am so glad I did. The story starts out with the starkness of the Alaskan wilderness and as the story unfolds, so does the beauty of the landscape. The story is pretty simple but complex at the same time. I don't want to give anything away because I learned too much in previous reviews.
As for the narration, I think Debra Monk did a very nice job. Her voice and delivery was perfect for this type of story.
Right at or near the top. That story will stay with me for a long time and I may even listen to it again and again
The Childless woman, she hung in there, even though she didn't want to.
The snow child was, she started out one dimensenal, and eventually went into all diimensions.
This story was magical. The characters were fully realized and I loved them all, for their strengths and their flaws. The setting dazzled me and made my own snowy landscape glisten, the harshness and beauty of the book seemingly seeping off of the pages (or through the earbuds) and accumulating all around me. I appreciated the ending, fitting and maybe ambiguous. I was sorry when this tale ended. This audiobook is a gift. Enjoy.