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The Snow Child Audiobook

The Snow Child

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Publisher's Summary

Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

©2012 Eowyn Ivey (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    paola 11-19-13
    paola 11-19-13
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    "A treasure"
    If you could sum up The Snow Child in three words, what would they be?

    sweet, sweet story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fresh and imaginative, a story sparked by loss and desire. Well written, well narrated.


    What does Debra Monk bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A good narrator brings his/her characters to life. Debra Monk is an excellent narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joy Annapolis MD United States 08-30-13
    Joy Annapolis MD United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2017
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    "An easy book to listen to"

    I wanted to really love this book. After reading the reviews, I hoped I would find myself so immersed in Alaska & the characters lives but overall, it just didn't do it for me. I did enjoy the story. I thought it was well written and the narrator was very good but I think my expectations were set too high after reading the reviews.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Naomi 06-26-13
    Naomi 06-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "magical"
    If you could sum up The Snow Child in three words, what would they be?

    magical, absorbing, beautiful


    What other book might you compare The Snow Child to and why?

    not sure


    Which character – as performed by Debra Monk – was your favorite?

    Esther


    Who was the most memorable character of The Snow Child and why?

    All of the characters were strong and memorable. All were well developed.


    Any additional comments?

    A book to listen to when you need a story to carry you away. A story that will make you forget everything going on in your life. Magical and beautifully read. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    keasha 05-11-13
    keasha 05-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great read, memorable characters, good narration"

    This is a good story with beautiful descriptions of the Alaskan wilderness with a little bit of magic thrown in. Well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gulf Coast 03-01-13
    Gulf Coast 03-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Sorry...it was a let down for me"

    From reading the reviews both on here and Amazon, I was excited to listen to this. Unfortunately, I found it to be a boring story.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kim GREENVILLE, SC, United States 01-06-13
    Kim GREENVILLE, SC, United States 01-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Heartwarmng story"

    This is a sweet, touching story about a childless couple and a mysterious little girl who comes to them when they need it most.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edie 09-10-12
    Edie 09-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Reality or Fantasy, so close it's hard to tell"
    If you could rename The Snow Child, what would you call it?

    It couldn't have had a better name.


    Any additional comments?

    I was torn between what was reality and what may be fantasy for the characters. I was happy the story leaves no doubt. I liked how well the story moved along and just enough description to be able visualize their surroundings.
    This is a story that I would have liked to see continue but also stopped at a time and in a way to give you hope that it did just that.
    I enjoyed the book enough to look up the author, Eowyn Ivey and found this to be her first book. I hope she has more in the future.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 02-16-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 02-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "It is only a fairytale, however, . . . ."

    For a debut novel, I think Eowyn Ivey did a great job in writing “The Snow Child.” My dissatisfaction, however, is that I wished it could have stayed a fairy tale throughout.

    I liked all of the characters that were developed in the story. I liked the Alaska setting especially. I just did not like the ending of the story. I see, however, that other readers loved the entire story. In my opinion, it would have been a much better novel if it had stayed a fairy tale!

    The narrator, Debra Monk, did an excellent job.

    I will not hesitate to read another book by Eowyn Ivey, however, I hope that she will write something other than a fairy tale.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Krista 01-22-14
    Krista 01-22-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderful and refreshing!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Loved the feel and easy pace of the narrator. All the characters felt like you could have lived there and known them.

    The story is sweet, touching and just enough of the "out of the ordinary" but not too far out.
    The writing is beautifully crafted - a refreshing "read."
    Worth the credit and I would look for more from this author.

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    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 01-16-14
    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "I was hesitant in choosing this book…..."

    But oh my goodness I am so glad I did. I was hesitant because I thought it would be more of a child's book. I was so wrong. This is a beautiful written and narrated story. It's about a
    couple eking out a life in the frozen extremes of Alaska in the 1920's. Their excruciating sadness at the loss of their own premature baby and the magical appearance of another child. One that seems to have sprung from their hopes and dreams. The narrator has a beautiful patient voice that harmonizes with the gentle but intense story. You'll love this book. Im very partial to action packed mysteries and thrillers but was captivated from the very beginning. I can't wait to see what this author writes next. Ill be waiting…..

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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