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
Excellent story; well worth every award it received but the reader's choice of voicing does not match up to the quality of the book. Still the story is strong enough to compensate.
This book started out a little slow, but then it started to get intense!!!!!! I loved this book!! My favorite part was when Meg and Charles went into a town where everything was exactly the same.!
I liked how the children were smart, and spoke well of. This book will be great for the young people in my life. it could be considered scary to a five year old, but really makes the young people see they are able to conquer evil.
...Now passed down to my son! Listened to this together and I'm sure I enjoyed it as much as he did!
Written with enough of a moral to take something away from it but without sermonizing! A fantastic & creative tale that revs up even this dusty, old imagination!
I'm a tough crowd and I just confirmed this is not my genre. If I was into fantasy/fiction, I would've liked it more.
Yes, very creative.
This is a wonderful book, and it was the first audiobook I engaged with as a child (it's worth reading for those of all ages). However, the author does her own narration, which is, in my mind, superior to anyone else's.
This book never gets old even though it was written in the 1960's. For over 10 years I have read this book (or let them listen to this book) to my 4th graders and they love it!
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 hadn't read this in about 30 years, and I was wondering if it was appropriate for my nine-year-old. I got sucked in and thoroughly enjoyed it myself. I have no idea if he'll read it too!
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