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The Snow Child Audiobook

The Snow Child

Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.
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Publisher's Summary

Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

©2012 Eowyn Ivey (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Sharon in Spokane 02-28-15
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    "Yes"

    A beautifully written tale. The narration is excellent. She captures each character seamlessly. I hope the author writes more books


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    Nancy E. Saunderstown, RI, USA 02-26-15
    Nancy E. Saunderstown, RI, USA 02-26-15
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    "Please read this during this snowy winter."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is just the sweetest story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Snow Child?

    All though I knew what was to become of the child I hoped it would not.


    What about Debra Monk’s performance did you like?

    Very comfortable voice.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Snow Child and why?

    the child was sweet and mysterious and the answer to prayer


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss this - wonderful.

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    aleshia Manchester, NH, United States 02-25-15
    aleshia Manchester, NH, United States 02-25-15 Member Since 2013

    Mother of three wonderful girls! I love to listen to audiobooks during my commute. Love to hear about any good books.

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    "Unique Fairy Tale"

    I found this book to be different from any other I read before. It is set in a cold Alaskan setting.....where magic happens. There are times in the book where you wonder is it really magic, or can it be explained. Either way this is a moving story of how fragile we really are and how we need love in our lives, no matter the form it comes in. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who can appreciate a heartfelt story with a touch of enchantment.

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    Kira 02-24-15
    Kira 02-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    What a great story of love and family and adventure! I didn't want it to end!

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    John 02-22-15
    John 02-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Snow Child is for all seasons"
    If you could sum up The Snow Child in three words, what would they be?

    I'm sorry the book had to end...even though it was a long listen, it is enjoyable from beginning to end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the snow child was with the swan...can't give it away, but it is a turning point in the story.


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    Miriam 02-22-15
    Miriam 02-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I loved this story"
    If you could sum up The Snow Child in three words, what would they be?

    Enchanting, magical, everlasting


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    A true story, such a treat to listen too. Like being a child again and having someone paint a magical world for you with words.

    It is not a story full fanciful and fantastical magic, it is a story that could almost be real... almost.

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    Marianna ANNAPOLIS, MD, United States 02-21-15
    Marianna ANNAPOLIS, MD, United States 02-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Domesticity vs the Wild"

    Absolutely entranced for most of it. Could have used more editing at end. But still highly recommend if for good storytelling, a meditation on nature, desire, and domesticity vs the wild.

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    suffrin' bastid 02-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Enchanting!!!"
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    Loved this book--Eowyn Ivey creates a world, and keeps you wondering what is real or imaginary. She makes a lot of points about life and relationships without making it seem like work. A beautiful tale that I didn't want to end. Wonderfully narrated, as if it were the author's inner voice. READ OR LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!!!!

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    -Jes- Hoosick Falls, NY, United States 02-14-15
    -Jes- Hoosick Falls, NY, United States 02-14-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great read"

    This book was very detailed and made you feel like you were in Alaska with the characters. The reader did a great job with bringing each character to "life" and giving them their own voice.

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    Belinda 02-13-15
    Belinda 02-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable"
    If you could sum up The Snow Child in three words, what would they be?

    Descriptive, tragic and loving.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Faina- she's wild, mysterious and tragic.


    Have you listened to any of Debra Monk’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I'd say no, as I couldn't listen to 11 hours in one sitting. Even if I had the time, this isn't one I'd read all at once, it needs time to be thought over and considered.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the descriptions in this book- it really places you in the wilds of Alaska, and see all the scenery, clothing and animals.

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