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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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    M. 01-05-16
    M. 01-05-16
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    "Nice story but much, much too long"
    What did you like best about The Snow Child? What did you like least?

    Too long. I kept falling asleep listening to this book


    If you’ve listened to books by Eowyn Ivey before, how does this one compare?

    Haven't listened to any books by Eowyn Ivey


    What about Debra Monk’s performance did you like?

    yes, nice voice


    Could you see The Snow Child being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, but still a 3 star


    Any additional comments?

    This book could use some more editing

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    Christine h. 01-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Snow Child"

    this was a very nice surprise and it will keep you thinking throughout the entire book. I didn't want to stop reading once I started.

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    Paula 11-16-15
    Paula 11-16-15
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    "Wonderful, but..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was a really good book, but would have to mention the profanity 'just in case' ...by the way, the narration made this book really come alive! Would buy other books narrated by Debra Monk!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the interaction between Mable and Jack...


    Which character – as performed by Debra Monk – was your favorite?

    Mable


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

    Jack...as he began to slowly open up in regard to his relationship with Mable as, over the years, they become partners...


    Any additional comments?

    As a Christian, I did not like the instances of swearing and just felt many other words would have been just effective to show the frustration the characters were going through. I would have given it five stars except for that...

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    valerie 11-12-15
    valerie 11-12-15 Member Since 2011

    I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!

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    "beautiful"

    I loved this sweet story that really turns into an adult fairy tale. But I want to warn you tht it takes an hour or two to totally get into it. there are details that you need that seem dumb in the beginning but keep on listening it gets very good.

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    christy ploszaj 11-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "touching story"

    Great story, though I admit the ending was disappointing to a degree. I really got to know and like the characters.

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    Kathy 10-03-15
    Kathy 10-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    I love this book. A lovely fairy tale with a happy? ending that you can believe.

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    Amazon Customer 09-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely loved it! !"

    This book was exquisite! Loved it and would love to see it made into a movie.

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    madgust 09-17-15
    madgust 09-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Alaskan Fairy Tale That Has It All!"

    This was a very suspenseful and unusual book. The characters were quirky and wonderful. The life in Alaska was hard and difficult but full of rewards. The snow child was full of energy and life and her customs were old world. I hated for this story to end. I also had so much sadness because of the events that slowly played out. And yet the joy in the story makes me smile as I remember bits and pieces. I loved this book and will read more from this writer. I loved this story!

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    Laura Lewellen 08-30-15
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    "Surprisingly drawn into the story"

    Great story. Interesting storyline. Characters were plain and simple. Interesting descriptions of Alaska life
    Didn't like ending though.

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    Anna M. Weidemiller 08-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "narration can really affect a story
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    well written and a unique plot, but I struggled with listening because of the narrator.

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