The premise of the book--time out of whack, living day for night and night for day, and "Circadia"--really stuck with me. I liked the narrator, and the narration, but sometimes wished I could hear another (more mature) perspective.
Working mom who loves to read!
The story was very very slow. I coundn't take it any more and had to stop listening to it.
Not sure. I loved her first book but this one was very disapointing.
She sounded like she was about to fall asleep.
40% of what I listened to.
Waste of time and credit.
I haven't read the print version of the book but plan to. I so enjoyed listening to the book I'm afraid I might not enjoy it in print as well. I bought it based on a brief mention of it in Maureen Dowd's column in the NYT. I loved the female protagonist and even though it's set it a fictionalized kind of end-of-the-world place it was incredibly believable.
The world is changing in this book and it's not for the better. There's an immediacy, nostalgia and even hopefulness in the way Card presents the characters during a very troubling and disruptive time. The human-ness, the despair and longing of the budding adolescent at the center of the story is heartbreaking.
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I loved the way the author used the parallel stories of early adolescence with all the upheavals kids go through with the story of an upheaval in the way the Earth rotates. The author never explains the "Slowing" as Earth takes longer and longer to rotate on its axis but she makes it seem real in the context of the story. People are still people even in extraordinary times and find a way to deal with unimaginable events. I really liked main characters in the book.
I really liked main characters in the book but it is told through the voice of a young girl and I liked her the best.
I don't know if I have but she was very good.
I could have if I had that long to listen, it was entertaining.
I do crossword puzzles in pen.
When I chose The Age of Miracles, I had no idea that it was (a) a very newly released novel, (b) on the New York Times Best Seller List, or (c) that it was a young adult novel. As an avid reader of YAL (young adult literature) this didn't bother me, but it should be known. It was an interesting novel from the viewpoint of a young girl that has to deal with much more than the average teen of today. The novel doesn't have the happy ending you hope for the narrator, but it's made clear she's not done living yet.
I was dissapointed by this book. There were some "big" things that happen, but the time and emotion given to these events didn't make them seem "big." It was more of a lazy river, when I expected some rapids to keep things interesting.
YES. This was one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I have experienced.
I was worried that this story would be too "young" for me, given that the main character is an eleven year old girl. I think it's very important to point out that Julia is NOT an eleven year old girl as she tells the story... some time has passed (you don't know how much until the end, but it is clear throughout the book that some time has passed) and she is recounting important events that happened when she was a girl. So what she noticed and how she experiences the "slowing" is colored by the fact that she was only 11 years old at the time, but she describes it with a more poignant and mature narrative because she is now older. It is very much a "coming-of-age" story, and any female reader will be able to relate this average girl. Although the world is changing around her, she is still succeptable to the normal traumas of girlhood. And because of her young perspective, the story surrounding the slowing does not become too technical or detailed. She only tells what an eleven year old knew or understood of the events.
Her portrayal of Julia was perfect, her tone and speed just right for everything happening in the story. She simply got everything right.
Yes, and thankfully, I had a long car ride so I could listen to large segments at a time.
How much family means in times of suffering
No I just do not do that, about 2 hours at a time
I'm recommending this book to all my friends because it's a beautiful coming of age story set at the end of the world. The perfect combination of literary and science fiction.
The story idea was interesting, but the narrative was way too slow. It might be interesting for a pre-teen, but this is no Hunger Games. It was depressing in the extreme.I was very disappointed and ended up skipping ahead.