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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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    Regina 02-09-17
    Regina 02-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Charming and Engaging to the end."
    What about Debra Monk’s performance did you like?

    Did a great job with varying the voice for each character.


    Any additional comments?

    Sweet and Charming. An easy listen that kept my attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C.Joy S. 01-31-17
    C.Joy S. 01-31-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Escape "

    I have not read a fairytale based but book in ages but I did enjoy this book. I wanted the little girl to be real. At times we all feel we would like to escape from the real world so I identified with that part of the story. I am joyfully a Christian and cling to truth so I was surprised to book held me . The book did take the name of Jesus in vain a few times which I disliked and found unnecessary and it always hurts my soul to hear.

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    Bonnie Hamilton Idaho, USA 01-27-17
    Bonnie Hamilton Idaho, USA 01-27-17
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    "Interesting story, but overall disappointing"

    I listened to this book on Audible and the narrator was great. She really brought the story to life. The story itself had well developed characters and was a great description of life in Alaska, but seemed to drag and be repetitive as there was very little plot. It was supposed to be a take off on the fairy tale of the Snow Child, but really bore little resemblance to it as the child was not really a fairy nymph made from snow, but a real live person whose parents died, yet she seemed to be able to miraculously survive outside in the coldest winter. The ending was disappointing, but probably the only way to end it as after being a child of the woods the whole book, it would have seemed out of character for her to just settle down and live a normal life. Over all I found it to be a rather depressing book.

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    Susie 01-22-17
    Susie 01-22-17
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    "Sadness, Hope, and Mystery"

    At first, I was overcome by the sadness of Mabel and Jack's life but I loved how they were reborn thru the snow child.

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    Gloria C. 01-15-17
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    "beautiful"

    the narrator was perfect at presenting and distinguishing each individual scene and character. the story and narration reminded me of why it is wonderful to be read to.

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    K 01-14-17
    K 01-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Just ok"

    I loved the vivid descriptions of the Alaskan Wilderness. That is the only thing that kept me listening. The story seems to drag on and on. I just didn't get it. Must not be my genre. I kept thinking something unexpected would happen but it never did.

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    Teri 12-28-16
    Teri 12-28-16
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    "Sweet and dreamy but never sappy."

    All of the characters are like distant family members in the photos on your mother's wall who you wish you had known or could talk to and ask questions. You sympathize with their sorrows and are relieved for them when experience joys. You'll miss them when it's over.

    It was perfectly performed with personalities voiced as I imagine you would expect in reading.

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    Kindle Customer 12-18-16
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    "Confusing"

    This book can't decide it if wants to be a fantasy or a (sad) drama. Is she real or not? I guess that's to be decided in the mind of the reader. The writing itself is great, with wonderful descriptions and a good flow to the story (after a slow start). But the ending to the story was unsatisfying and overall I found the whole book to be just "okay."

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    carolp 12-17-16
    carolp 12-17-16
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    "A magical story! Well-written and engaging."

    Ivey realistically captures the wildness of the Alaskan frontier, weaving an enchanted story of perserverance.

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    Deena Middleburg, FL, United States 12-07-16
    Deena Middleburg, FL, United States 12-07-16 Member Since 2011

    Programming instructor for several universities.

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    "heartwarming and magical"

    This heartwarming story has the perfect blend of the pain and struggles of life in Alaska's frontier and just the right amount of magic to keep you enchanted with the Snow Child.

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