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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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    robynsnestwa 03-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful and Meaningful Story"

    The narrator is soothing and simple. The story is quietly brilliant. I could visualize the entire story. A must read if you are in need of quiet and beauty.

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    Linda H. 02-20-16
    Linda H. 02-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a magical experience"
    Where does The Snow Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is the best audiobook I have listened to so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    One of the things I liked best about the story was the suspense of not knowing where it was going; how the characters would play out. It's comparison to the Russian fairy tale gave it a little more structure, but did not really give away the ending. It was a totally engaging story that moved the listener between fairy tale and truth.


    Have you listened to any of Debra Monk’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time I have listened to one of Debra Monk's performances. I found myself increasingly in awe of her ability to switch from character to character with the pitch, tone, and timber of her voice. Very effective and entertaining without the listener being consciously aware of the fact that it is being read by only one individual.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I could imagine the tag line being "Can a vision of beauty, created out of the frozen wilderness and pure love, ever really exist in this world?"


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    valeriekid 02-09-16
    valeriekid 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "mesmerizing"

    Found the story enchanting, truly a fairy tale. The Alaskain wilderness brought to life. The old couple endearing.

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    Nancy P La Jolla, CA USA 02-01-16
    Nancy P La Jolla, CA USA 02-01-16 Member Since 2012

    Most of the books I select I expect to be better than most - not as good as some. I am typically surprised one way or the other...

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    "A Grown Up Fairy Tale"
    Any additional comments?

    Is the couple sane or insane? None the less they are strong and kind-hearted yet complex in a simple yet brutal existence. Interesting portrayal of redemption for a couple seeking something they could not find.

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    kathie mccarthy 01-30-16 Member Since 2017
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    "The Snow Child review"

    Having read this fairy tale as a child, I was curious as to how a whole novel would compare. I was delighted and totally mesmerized.The book has all the elements I like; a family saga, a believable description of their circumstances, some joy, some sorrow, and a good portion of whimsy. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a great story.



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    Barbara Stark-Nemon - author Even in Darkness- a novel 01-21-16
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    "Magical Realism at its Best"

    Capturing the natural beauty and rugged life of pioneering in early 20th century Alaska through her deft writing, Eowyn Ivey also nails the strong but sad interior life of Mabel and Jack, who've resigned themselves to a childless life on the land. Good neighbors, and the fusion of their story with an archetypal fairytale change the course of the narrative in an enchanting way. Magical Realism at its best!

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    marisol wild 01-09-16
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    "Lovely book"

    My second time reading this book and I don't usually do that. I loved it just as much second time around.

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    Kaity H 01-07-16
    Kaity H 01-07-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Beautiful story and narration"

    An epic story of love. This book spans years in the life of a married couple and was beautiful and realistic and heartbreaking. Will definitely recommend to others!

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    M. 01-05-16
    M. 01-05-16
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    "Nice story but much, much too long"
    What did you like best about The Snow Child? What did you like least?

    Too long. I kept falling asleep listening to this book


    If you’ve listened to books by Eowyn Ivey before, how does this one compare?

    Haven't listened to any books by Eowyn Ivey


    What about Debra Monk’s performance did you like?

    yes, nice voice


    Could you see The Snow Child being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, but still a 3 star


    Any additional comments?

    This book could use some more editing

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    Christine h. 01-03-16
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    "A Snow Child"

    this was a very nice surprise and it will keep you thinking throughout the entire book. I didn't want to stop reading once I started.

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