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The Snow Child Audiobook

The Snow Child

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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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    valeriekid 02-09-16
    valeriekid 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "mesmerizing"

    Found the story enchanting, truly a fairy tale. The Alaskain wilderness brought to life. The old couple endearing.

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    kathie mccarthy 01-30-16
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    "The Snow Child review"

    Having read this fairy tale as a child, I was curious as to how a whole novel would compare. I was delighted and totally mesmerized.The book has all the elements I like; a family saga, a believable description of their circumstances, some joy, some sorrow, and a good portion of whimsy. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a great story.



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  • "Magical Realism at its Best"

    Capturing the natural beauty and rugged life of pioneering in early 20th century Alaska through her deft writing, Eowyn Ivey also nails the strong but sad interior life of Mabel and Jack, who've resigned themselves to a childless life on the land. Good neighbors, and the fusion of their story with an archetypal fairytale change the course of the narrative in an enchanting way. Magical Realism at its best!

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    Amazon Customer 01-20-16
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    "Beautiful"

    This was such a poignant story that weaved seamlessly in between fairy tale and reality. The vivid descriptions of wild Alaska showed Ivey's skill with prose. A touching story of love, loss, and grief is sure to strike a chord with most readers.

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    marisol wild 01-09-16
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    "Lovely book"

    My second time reading this book and I don't usually do that. I loved it just as much second time around.

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    Kaity H 01-07-16
    Kaity H 01-07-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Beautiful story and narration"

    An epic story of love. This book spans years in the life of a married couple and was beautiful and realistic and heartbreaking. Will definitely recommend to others!

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    M. 01-05-16
    M. 01-05-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    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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