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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Anne Lefevre Edmonton, Canada 01-26-15
    Anne Lefevre Edmonton, Canada 01-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just not my genre"
    What disappointed you about A Wrinkle in Time?

    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.


    What could Madeleine L'Engle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Last.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, very creative.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gimmybear Seattle 08-27-14
    gimmybear Seattle 08-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful Book, but find the other copy"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rose Troy BRIDGEPORT, AL, US 07-17-13
    Rose Troy BRIDGEPORT, AL, US 07-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Timeless classic!"

    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!

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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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    Susie Post Rust Chapel Hill, NC United States 10-29-12
    Susie Post Rust Chapel Hill, NC United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great read"
    If you could sum up A Wrinkle in Time in three words, what would they be?

    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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    Thomas United States 10-08-12
    Thomas United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2015
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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.


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    Bryan Cranford, NJ, United States 07-27-12
    Bryan Cranford, NJ, United States 07-27-12 Member Since 2011
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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 2012
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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.

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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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