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An Acceptable Time | [Madeleine L'Engle]

An Acceptable Time

A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.

Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes -- and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?

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A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.

Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes -- and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?

©2007 Madeleine L'Engle; ©2008 Listening Library

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    staples Portland, Oregon 03-08-14
    staples Portland, Oregon 03-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Annoying narrator, lackluster story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Both my 10 y.o. child and I tried to listen to this, having enjoyed the first 3 books in the quintet and it was sort of dull and meandering like the 4th book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It's an extremely dull plot, would be better to read than to listen to as an audiobook so you could skip around more readily.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ann Marie Lee’s performances?

    No, her voice was really irritating


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    wolfspyder Makato MN USA 01-14-14
    wolfspyder Makato MN USA 01-14-14 Member Since 2003

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    "King Caspian II Loved This Book!"
    Would you listen to An Acceptable Time again? Why?

    This book meets an exceptionally rare demographic...expert Christian fantasy. The Time Quintet meets that definition right along with Blessed Saint John and Blessed Saint Jack. (Tolkien & Lewis.)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An Acceptable Time?

    The rain storm. (No Spoilers!)


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

    Yes. I particularly liked the fact that the pacing and conflict were maintained throughout, even though every single one of the characters were sympathetically drawn. (No true villains in this piece.) A truly family-friendly book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book earned 5 stars because it is one of my perpetual listens. It works standing alone, but it is even more powerful as the conclusion to the Time Quintet.

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