Loved the ferns in the hair and the colors and the sounds and the crunching of the snow and everything about living in the wilderness. very well done I could almost feel the cold. Did not predict the ending either.
I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I live in Denver Co
I wasn't sure what to expect from this story but it certainly was a sweet and lovely story. Thank you!
Took a chance on this audiobook, as I chose it from a sale Audible was having. It stealthily engaged my intetest and kept it throughout. There's a very intimate and authentic feel about this story. The characters are fetching at first and then gradually come alive. I'm impressed with the way Ivey balances fable with drama/real life.
This isn't the usual kind of audiobooks I buy. I'm into mystery, horror and crime stories. Looks like that will change, as I search for more stories like this one.
The story was like Little House on the Prairie meets M. Night Shymalan. It was hard and sweet with just the right touch of fanciful. I really liked it.
I really enjoyed listening this book!
Even it was little hard to focus in the beginning, I fell in love with the story of snow child after Faina is appeared!
I will re-read this book again!
I was delightfully surprised with this listen ! The story is beautiful -- thought provoking and moving -- and the narration is spot on. A worthy read--go for it!
I enjoyed listening to The Snow Child, the Alaskan landscape was brought to life in this book. The narration was very easy to listen to. Just an enjoyable tale.
Descriptions of Alaska Ways of life If it was a fantasy or not.
Mabel coming into her own. Not knowing what to expect of Alaska as her choice. Her love of a child as she sewed the blue coat and wedding dress. Some of the moments had me crying as I listened to the details of the tale.
There were two, Esther and Jack. Esther as a "working" women of the land, having 3 boys just knew what to do to make things feel so much better, for a friend and her family. Jack, having feelings, joy, grief but just not sure how a man should show them. Being heartbroken but all those yrs not saying.
Come to Alaska ! See what magic the land holds for you. Can you really say this story is not real ?
At first I found the story to be slow....about Mabel running from herself. About 1/4 into the story it unfolds that Mabel is not selfish as she seemed. The details that Debra Monk makes the scenes so believable you feel you are right there standing. Trapping, fishing, starving, cold and snow bound. And most of all patience waiting for a little girl who came out of the snow.