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
All of Madeleine L'Engle's books that I have listened to have been up beat with good moral lessons. The healthy mix of mythology, science and good moral sense added to a well written story line leaves a fresh taste in the mouth and a lifting of the heart. She was truly a master story teller.
HORRIFOCALLY slow start. Picked up 2/3 in. And for a book with accepting themes it certainly did its fair share of mudslinging. WAY too much pontificating. Many Waters was far better.
Surprised to find Standing Stones , Time Travel & Ley Lines in this book , and have to
assume Diana Gabaldon got her idea for time travel from this story- published 3 years prior to Outlander. It can't be a coincidence - if it were just 2 out of the three I would say maybe , but 3 out of 3 ? No way .
Wonder why she never mentioned this ?
I had loved A Wrinkle in Tme when I was a kid , and being in a nostalgic mood decided to read the rest of the books . L'Engle must not have done her research - if Polly goes back 3000 years - there would have been NO sheep or cattle in the Americans until Columbus brings them. Banished Druids would not have been a Or to bring them , certainly not enough so that the Indians would have had herds of them in 3 years.
These may be written for young adults, but come on - their history lessons will be screwed up with misinformation like that . She should have an explanation for it .
not as good as L'engle's other work, very disappointed, lacks the whimsy and intrigue of the other parts of the time series performance isn't the greatest either
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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.)
The rain storm. (No Spoilers!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, her voice was really irritating
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