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Madeleine L'Engle

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  • A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle

    A Wrinkle in Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2054)
    Performance
    (1824)
    Story
    (1838)

    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?

    Patricia says: "Thank You for a New Narrator"
  • A Wind in the Door | Madeleine L'Engle

    A Wind in the Door

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (293)

    Meg Murry can't help but be worried when her six-year-old brother, Charles Wallace, announces there are dragons in the vegetable garden. He's so bright, and so different from other kids, he's getting bullied at school, and he is also strangely, seriously ill. But Charles Wallace is right about the dragons - actually a friendly entity who has come to help Charles Wallace fight his sickness, and to take Meg and her friend Calvin O'Keefe on a terrifying, wonderful journey into galactic space - where they must battle the force of evil to save Charles Wallace, and themselves.

    Kindle Customer says: "Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Spirituality Tied In A Bow"
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet | Madeleine L'Engle

    A Swiftly Tilting Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (185)

    In this companion volume to A Wrinkle In Time (Newbery Award winner) and A Wind In The Door fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg - grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by "kything" - goes with him in spirit.

    Denise Swift says: "Re-experience the magic"
  • Many Waters | Madeleine L'Engle

    Many Waters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (115)

    A touch of computer keys, a blast of heat, and suddenly the Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are gasping in a shimmering desert land. If only the brothers had normal parents, not a scientist mother and a father who experiments with space and time travel. If only the Murry twins had noticed the note on the door of their mother's lab: Experiment in Progress. Please Keep Out....But it's too late for regrets.

    tracie says: "Love! Mildly suggestive material."
  • An Acceptable Time | Madeleine L'Engle

    An Acceptable Time

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    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?

    Mary says: "Not Jest for kids. Very deep for knowing adults."
  • Meet the Austins | Madeleine L'Engle

    Meet the Austins

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Vicky Austin and her siblings must adjust to the presence of a new member of the household-Maggie Hamilton, who is orphaned when her father is killed in a plane crash. Maggie is at first petulant and spoiled, but gradually opens her heart to the Austins to become one of the family.

    Hilary says: "Amazing Book!"
  • A Ring of Endless Light | Madeleine L'Engle

    A Ring of Endless Light

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He's very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.

    James says: "Excellent listen!"
  • Troubling a Star: The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 5 | Madeleine L'Engle

    Troubling a Star: The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The Austins have settled back into their beloved home in the country after more than a year away. Though they had all missed the predictability and security of life in Thornhill, Vicky Austin is discovering that slipping back into her old life isn't easy. She's been changed by life in New York City and her travels around the country, while her old friends seem to have stayed the same. So Vicky finds herself spending time with a new friend, Serena Eddington - the great-aunt of a boy Vicky met over the summer.

  • The Arm of the Starfish | Madeleine L'Engle

    The Arm of the Starfish

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Michael Crouch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    When Adam Eddington, a gifted marine biology student, makes the acquaintance of blond and beautiful Kali Cutter at Kennedy International Airport on his way to Portugal to spend the summer working for the renowned scientist Dr. O'Keefe, he has no idea that this seemingly chance meeting will set into motion a chain of events he will be unable to stop.

  • The Moon by Night | Madeleine L'Engle

    The Moon by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    In The Moon by Night, we find the Austin children - Vicky, John, Suzy, and Rob - unhappy at the prospect of leaving their beloved Connecticut house and moving into an apartment in New York City. In order to cushion the change, the Austin parents decide to take the whole family on a trip to California to visit Uncle Douglas and Aunt Elena.

  • Dragons in the Waters | Madeleine L'Engle

    Dragons in the Waters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Michael Crouch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Thirteen-year-old Simon Renier has no idea when he boards the MS Orion with his cousin, Forsyth Phair, that their journey to Venezuela will be a dangerous one. His original plan - to return a family heirloom, a portrait of Simon Bolivar, to its rightful place - is sidetracked when Forsyth is found murdered. When the portrait is stolen, all passengers and crew are suspects. Simon's newfound friends, Poly and Charles O'Keefe, and their scientist father help Simon try to find his painting and his cousin's murderer.

    Poppa says: "Great book"
  • A House Like a Lotus | Madeleine L'Engle

    A House Like a Lotus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When 16-year-old Polly O'Keefe journeys to Athens, she feels confused and betrayed. The past eight months at home were different from any other time in her life. She met the brilliant, wealthy Maximiliana Horne, who gave her encouragement and made her feel self-confident. Polly idolized Max - until she learned a startling truth that left her wounded and angry. Now on a trip to Greece arranged by Max, Polly finds romance, danger, and unique friendships.

  • Camilla | Madeleine L'Engle

    Camilla

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Fifteen-year-old Camilla Dickinson has led a sheltered life on the Upper East Side with her architect father and stunningly beautiful mother. But this winter the security she has always known has vanished, because her parents' marriage is coming apart - and Camilla is caught in the middle. She finds a way to escape her troubles when she meets Frank, her best friend's brother, who is someone she can really talk to about life, death, God, and her dream of becoming an astronomer.

    Adam Shields says: "What a coming of age story should be like"
  • The Young Unicorns | Madeleine L'Engle

    The Young Unicorns

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    The Austins are trying to settle into their new life in New York City, but their once close-knit family is pulling away from each other. Their father spends long hours alone in his study working on the research project that brought the family to the city. John is away at college. Rob is making friends with people in the neighborhood: newspaper vendors, dog walkers, even the local rabbi. Suzy is blossoming into a vivacious young woman.

    Mary says: "She did it again!! The kids have to share this one"
  • And Both Were Young | Madeleine L'Engle

    And Both Were Young

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Flip doesn't think she'll ever fit in at the Swiss boarding school. Besides being homesick for her father and Connecticut, she isn't sophisticated like the other girls, and discussions about boys leave her tongue-tied. Her happiest times are spent apart from the others, sketching or wandering in the mountains. But the day she's out walking alone and meets a French boy, Paul, things change for Flip.

    Adam Shields says: "Classic coming of age story"
  • The Joys of Love | Madeleine L'Engle

    The Joys of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated By Maggie-Meg Reed
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    During the summer of 1946, 20-year-old Elizabeth is doing what she has dreamed of since she was a little girl: working in the theatre. Elizabeth is passionate about her work and determined to learn all she can at the summer theatre company on the sea where she is an apprentice actress. She's never felt so alive. And soon she finds another passion: Kurt Canitz, the dashing young director of the company.

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