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Kris

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  • A Wind in the Door

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (87)

    Meg Murry can't help but be worried when her six-year-old brother, Charles Wallace, announces there are dragons in the vegetable garden. He's so bright, and so different from other kids, he's getting bullied at school, and he is also strangely, seriously ill. But Charles Wallace is right about the dragons - actually a friendly entity who has come to help Charles Wallace fight his sickness, and to take Meg and her friend Calvin O'Keefe on a terrifying, wonderful journey into galactic space - where they must battle the force of evil to save Charles Wallace, and themselves.

    Kris says: "Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Spirituality Tied In A Bow"
    "Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Spirituality Tied In A Bow"
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    If you could sum up A Wind in the Door in three words, what would they be?

    Thoughtful, Revealing, Loving


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Meg is the heroine of the novel and my favorite character. Meg has the opportunities/frustrations/successes of experiencing new knowledge firsthand while giving the reader a glance into what it might feel like to have the ability to speak across the heavens or synapses (size doesn't matter, you see).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I thoroughly enjoy the scene when Meg connects (or "kives") with other individuals without the need for a vision to accompany the action. She perceives the essence of the individual's spirit and learns that love really isn't an emotion. I'm not going to spoil the book, so you'll have to listen to find out Madeline L'Engle's take on "love".


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I usually find myself in tears near the end of the book as all of the newfound skills in communication and understanding heal little brother, Charles Wallace.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended. It's for all ages, especially if you find yourself seeking some spiritual inspiration that is beyond religion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone Season

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Samantha Shannon
    • Narrated By Alana Kerr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1377)
    Performance
    (1269)
    Story
    (1267)

    The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.... It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race.

    linda says: "Engaging, Room for Improvement"
    "Intriguing story-Looking forward to the series"
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    Would you listen to The Bone Season again? Why?

    Yes. I would listen to it again when I pre-order the next in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's not easy to choose. Most of the characters are so interesting that I want to know more about several of them.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her delivery is too monotone. It's difficult to know which character is speaking after being accustomed to more acting in the performance rather than merely "reading" the book. I'm hoping there will be a change in heart in who would best perform this book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Clairvoyant, saving mankind from its brainwashing, and fighting for her life.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the next installment, hopefully with a new narrator.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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