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 was a precocious reader and wished to re-experience some of my fond childhood places. I found it every bit as charming as I did the first time so m..Show More »any years ago. Still entertaining and still enlightening.
I read this series, as a child, and this was my favorite book of the series. It's so fascinating, to bring to life the story of Noah and the flood..Show More », and combine it with science fiction. Having said that, I would like to warn parents about a couple of "iffy" parts, that were mildly uncomfortable or suggestive. First, it talks about the girls being topless, and having "small, rosy breasts, which she covered". My boys were a bit embarrassed. It was handled as tastefully as possible, but... Next, there is some seduction, and also a part where it says that the main character "...knew what he wanted, what his body wanted, and that he was ready for it. But not with this girl....but with the other one..." This is while a girl is trying to seduce him. I am really picky, with my kids, and these parts, I would have preferred weren't there...but they did pass so quickly, that I am not sure that my kids really noticed. (My oldest is 12 1/2.) I just think it's fair to warn parents.
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 mo..Show More »ral 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.