Have always loved this book and when I found it in unabridged form I was thrilled. The first copy I purchased was narrated by the author, and while I..Show More » love her books - I could not stand the sound of her voice. I was never able to get through the audio version because of it.
Now this new narrator is great and gives the feel of Meg Murray and her family. She does a great job. Story, great, narrator great - definitely recommended.
I love this series from Madeleine L'Engle and I've read Many Waters a number of times. In listening to it, I found that it is a better book read than ..Show More »heard. I'm not sure if that came from the narration or if the book really was more simplistically written than Wrinkle In Time series featuring Meg and Charles Wallace.
I have listened to the other older books in this series and found them to be as good as I remember the written novels. The narrator was wonderful with different voices for different characters and really drawing me into the book. I found the narrator for this book to be very hard to listen to. Her words were overly enunciated to the point of being distracting and there was very little nuance in her voice or how she spoke the characters or situations. It was clear to me that she was "reading a book" rather than "telling a story" which tends (for me) to be the best part of the audio book. I would actually go out of my way not to listen to a book with this narrator.
That being said, I love this story and was overall disappointed in the performance.