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
Descriptive, tragic and loving.
Faina- she's wild, mysterious and tragic.
I have not.
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.
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.
Fascinating. Though well read there were times I could not distinguish one characters voice from another. A really good listen!
This book is more like a fairy tale to be honest. Maybe even written in parts like a poem. I thought it was lovely, and timeless.
It might not be for everyone but I'm glad I took the time to listen to it.
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!
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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!
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