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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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    Julie San Jose, CA, United States 09-08-16
    Julie San Jose, CA, United States 09-08-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Better than Expected"

    This book was better than I expected it to be. I really liked the slow reveal of the "truth" with the overlay of a magical Russian folk tale that paralleled the characters' situations. Alaska is as much a character as any of the humans, and I think the portrayal of life there in the early 20th century was likely realistic. I listened to the audible version, which is fine, not spectacular. I would love to see an edition illustrated with Mabel's sketches.

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    Dixie SPRINGFIELD, OR, United States 07-24-16
    Dixie SPRINGFIELD, OR, United States 07-24-16
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    "Spellbinding"

    A cross between a fairy tale and a fable, but with so many emotions , so much love and wanting the authou

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    Kevin 07-21-16
    Kevin 07-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The snow child, by Lynn"

    A wonderful and heart-warming story; a book of love and hope that will be enjoyed by all

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    Amazon Customer California 07-18-16
    Amazon Customer California 07-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A beautiful story."

    Perfect for a quiet night or to listen to with family, with a gentle and flowing path.

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    Amazon Customer 05-16-16
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    "enchanting"

    I loved it!! I was hesitant in the first chapter because of the dark beginning but I am so glad I read on. such a sweet story.

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    Kris Australia 05-02-16
    Kris Australia 05-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Intriguing"
    Would you listen to The Snow Child again? Why?

    Perhaps. It was fascinating, and I'm still not entirely sure what happened. I would listen again to absorb more of the details.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mabel was my favourite. She turned out to be stronger, more loving, and understanding than even she realised she could be.


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

    Esther was an amusing character and well performed. The way she comes blustering in, speaks her mind, and makes things better for Jack and Mabel is cool.


    If you could rename The Snow Child, what would you call it?

    Winter Wonder


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    jan 04-09-16
    jan 04-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "homesteading in Alaska, magic n storytelling"

    early homesteading in Alaska, myth, loss and love. over long but great storytelling. made me cry towards the end!

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    John Miami , FL United States 03-14-16
    John Miami , FL United States 03-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story - disappointing ending"

    Great story and superbly performed. The ending left me empty -very disappointing, as if the writer gave up.

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    robynsnestwa 03-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful and Meaningful Story"

    The narrator is soothing and simple. The story is quietly brilliant. I could visualize the entire story. A must read if you are in need of quiet and beauty.

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    Linda H. 02-20-16
    Linda H. 02-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a magical experience"
    Where does The Snow Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is the best audiobook I have listened to so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    One of the things I liked best about the story was the suspense of not knowing where it was going; how the characters would play out. It's comparison to the Russian fairy tale gave it a little more structure, but did not really give away the ending. It was a totally engaging story that moved the listener between fairy tale and truth.


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

    This is the first time I have listened to one of Debra Monk's performances. I found myself increasingly in awe of her ability to switch from character to character with the pitch, tone, and timber of her voice. Very effective and entertaining without the listener being consciously aware of the fact that it is being read by only one individual.


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

    I could imagine the tag line being "Can a vision of beauty, created out of the frozen wilderness and pure love, ever really exist in this world?"


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