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
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
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.
No - I may try again sometime.
When the children meet Mrs. Who for the first time.
No way - not enough content
I thought the performance was really good. It would also have been good if read by someone with a more child-like voice.
I am not a huge fan of Meg, but the message is phenomenal.
Gettysburg Address Rendition.
Great characters and story line. Pseudo science fiction, but more about relationships. Performance was really good too, reader uses different intonation for each character.
Great use of intonation!
Yes, this book kept me interested the entire time!
The different characters and the narrators way of portraying those characters.
I loved the one of the thing with the soft arms at the end.
Good read, I really enjoyed it and would even let my oldest daughter read. Leaves the mind to imagine.
Just as good as I remembered.
Its all about hope and goodness and geekiness being made OK
It versus goodness and individuality
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.
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.
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.
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.
As I mentioned in the heading, this is a book for all ages!
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.
Enduring, Talented Reader, and Favorite Book would be a start.
Meg, because the faults others saw in her were the salvation of them all.
Meg defying It and getting her brother back. I won't say how, because you need to listen for yourself!
The sum of the moments that showed the importance of family unity and the recognition of the value of individual differences.
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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