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A Wrinkle in Time | [Madeleine L'Engle]

A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract," which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?
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Rediscover one of the most beloved children's books of all time: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle:

Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract," which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

From the Trade Paperback edition.

©1962 Madeleine L'Engle (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    Amazon Customer Missouri Ozarks 04-08-13
    Amazon Customer Missouri Ozarks 04-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I think I would rather read this"

    I loved the idea of the story, liked the characters, but I found this not to my liking in listening. It seemed over-dramatized, too much effort went in to making it scary. As an audio, this would never work for children in my opinion

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    J. Cl. Astoria, NY United States 02-26-13
    J. Cl. Astoria, NY United States 02-26-13
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    "Its no Harry Potter"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I read this because I recently read the Harry Potter series, and was wishing I could indulge in that magical world again. This wasn't the book for that - it's a lot more simplistic. It actually seems more like a children's book than Harry Potter.


    Has A Wrinkle in Time turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No - I may try again sometime.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the children meet Mrs. Who for the first time.


    Could you see A Wrinkle in Time being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No way - not enough content


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the performance was really good. It would also have been good if read by someone with a more child-like voice.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas United States 10-08-12
    Thomas United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great for young adults, kids, and families"
    What did you like best about A Wrinkle in Time? What did you like least?

    I am not a huge fan of Meg, but the message is phenomenal.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Satisfied


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Gettysburg Address Rendition.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan Cranford, NJ, United States 07-27-12
    Bryan Cranford, NJ, United States 07-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "On Summer Reading List"
    What did you love best about A Wrinkle in Time?

    Great characters and story line. Pseudo science fiction, but more about relationships. Performance was really good too, reader uses different intonation for each character.


    What about Hope Davis’s performance did you like?

    Great use of intonation!


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey Frisco, TX, United States 05-14-12
    Lindsey Frisco, TX, United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very good fantasy read"
    Would you listen to A Wrinkle in Time again? Why?

    Yes, this book kept me interested the entire time!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The different characters and the narrators way of portraying those characters.


    Which character – as performed by Hope Davis – was your favorite?

    I loved the one of the thing with the soft arms at the end.


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

    Time Travel


    Any additional comments?

    Good read, I really enjoyed it and would even let my oldest daughter read. Leaves the mind to imagine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Ithaca, NY, United States 05-10-12
    Susan Ithaca, NY, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story well told"

    This is a story I never read as a kid and now I wish I had. The narrator did a lovely job too.

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    Sandra Mishawaka, IN, United States 05-07-12
    Sandra Mishawaka, IN, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2012

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    "YA fun even in adulthood"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Just as good as I remembered.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its all about hope and goodness and geekiness being made OK


    What does Hope Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    great voices


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

    It versus goodness and individuality


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    Amazon Customer Oro Valley, AZ, United States 03-05-12
    Amazon Customer Oro Valley, AZ, United States 03-05-12
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    "A book for all ages"
    Where does A Wrinkle in Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks near the top. I'm recovering from surgery and listening to this and other books helps me forget the pain. I read this book when my daughter was in Middle School (she's now out of college) and was hooked. When I saw A Wrinkle in Time offered as an audiobook, there was no question - I had to have it. Everyone should read/listen to this and other books by Madeleine L'Engle.


    What other book might you compare A Wrinkle in Time to and why?

    I believe the title is Ender's Game. Another book offered as one for a younger audience, but don't be fooled by that. It's a great book. Books dealing with time and space facinate me.


    What does Hope Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hope Davis' choice of voices for all the characters was interesting. That must be a difficult task for the reader to choose which voice's she'll use; voices that she believes in and that will reach her audience.


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

    No, I would get so relaxed that I would fall a sleep (I listened to this book at night.) I would always go back to the chapter I lasted remembered and start from there. It's a great book and I didn't mind listening to parts I'd already heard the night before.


    Any additional comments?

    As I mentioned in the heading, this is a book for all ages!

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    Michelle Scottsdale, AZ, United States 02-20-12
    Michelle Scottsdale, AZ, United States 02-20-12
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    "Great story for young and old"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved the story. Wish I had read it at a younger age. I am passing my recommendations on to hubby as he will love it too.


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    "Like meeting an old, treasured friend"
    If you could sum up A Wrinkle in Time in three words, what would they be?

    Enduring, Talented Reader, and Favorite Book would be a start.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Meg, because the faults others saw in her were the salvation of them all.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Meg defying It and getting her brother back. I won't say how, because you need to listen for yourself!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The sum of the moments that showed the importance of family unity and the recognition of the value of individual differences.


    Any additional comments?

    I remember loving this book when it first came out, and then reading it to my fifth graders who begged for more. I was delighted to see it as an Audible book, and snapped it up. I'll probably listen to it again. The reader was outstanding.

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