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Many Waters Audiobook

Many Waters

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A touch of computer keys, a blast of heat, and suddenly the Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are gasping in a shimmering desert land. If only the brothers had normal parents, not a scientist mother and a father who experiments with space and time travel. If only the Murry twins had noticed the note on the door of their mother's lab: Experiment in Progress. Please Keep Out

But it's too late for regrets. There's a strange - and very small - person approaching, with a miniature mammoth in tow....

At last it's Sandy and Dennys's turn for an adventure - an adventure that turns serious when they discover that many waters are coming to flood the desert. The twins must find a way back home soon, or they will drown. But how will they get back to their own time? Can they?

©2007 Madeleine L'Engle; (P)2007 Listening Library

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    tracie 06-24-13
    tracie 06-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Love! Mildly suggestive material."

    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, 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.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Mhlia Medford, MA 04-26-12
    Mhlia Medford, MA 04-26-12
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    "Loved the book, not the narrator"

    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 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    HopSez 06-20-15
    HopSez 06-20-15
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    "Love and Pain...and Delight"

    I thoroughly enjoy exploring possible scenarios for historical eras we know little about. Madeleine L'Engle adds her considerable creativity to the archaeological mix and a powerful story emerges. The power is in the heart-pain we suffer for people we love dearly but are seemingly unable to "save" from what ever catastrophic danger they are facing. The author delves into the strengths and weaknesses of the human heart, painting vivid portraits of the basic temptations we all encounter and following the characters' varied responses to the ultimate consequences, for better and for worse.

    Plus, who doesn't love a story that includes unicorns, mammoths, and pelicans? The unicorns and pelicans are recurring theme's in L'Engle's work, but mammoths? You'll have to read the book to learn about those cute loveable furry creatures; yes, that's how the author draws them. Really. It's a delight to read



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    Anonymous 10-15-17
    10-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it."

    It was a great story, I really enjoyed it, and I hope you will to

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    Lindy T. 10-05-17
    Lindy T. 10-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing! Might be my favorite in the series!"

    Many Waters was amazing! Madeleine L'Engle never ceases to surprise me with her perspective, knowledge, and interesting connections. Many Waters may be my favorite in the series. What a neat concept! And Ann Marie Lee did an amazing job narrating, keeping the characters distinct and inflection real and true to the situation. Great experience!

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    DelawareDenise 04-21-17
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    "So disappointed after the amazing first three."
    What would have made Many Waters better?

    Better narrator for sure! I found her so incredibly annoying to listen to.


    What could Madeleine L'Engle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The mildly sexually suggestive parts caught me by surprise as I listened to it with my son. They are unnecessary and so unlike the first three books. And I felt female characters were not well treated or presented (but I supposed with a book with a religious undertone that could be expected).


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator of book one was great and of books two and three was phenomenal so maybe the change was a bit jarring. But we had to stop listening bc of her voice. Her character voices are especially grating. Parts when characters are crying out are so harsh and whiny I actually laughed. Honestly, I am sure she is a lovely person, but she is the worst narrator I have ever heard. I now make sure to read all comments re narrators before I buy a book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did not finish it so I can't really answer this question. However, I am still slightly intrigued by the story so I may get a copy and read it. I hate not knowing how a story ends!


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    Ark1836 03-06-17
    Ark1836 03-06-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Not L'Engle's best"

    Perhaps I am being too harsh, but I was overall disappointed by this book. I've liked all other Madeleine L'Engle books that I've read up to this point, but this one just was not up to snuff . First, it is non-sequential with the rest of this series, which was distracting but forgivable. Second, the story was slower paced than previous L'Engle books. Third, the story moved so far from the Biblical narrative as to feel strained and bordered somewhat on the sacrilegious without entirely crossing the line. The book was not all bad and did a decent job of character development.

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    Emily 02-28-17
    Emily 02-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "ReadThisBook.com"

    Overall 5stars performance 4stars story 5stars
    Hey there ReadThisBookies! Abigail Almog here Love this book! people know twins right? Well people who are 83m and are strong as a rino and live too be 888,654327,90876,456 years old don't(and have wings)!!! Sandy and Dennis live In the time of Noah and the ark and the flood. in the dessert will they get back before the flood. I bet those twins enjoy breathing the clearest air before it was polluted and look

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    SherryH 09-11-16
    SherryH 09-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing"

    I must admit that when I read the synopsis of this book, I was skeptical. But it is so well done that the book takes a premise that I really thought would be rather silly, and makes it actually quite fun. Admittedly, the premise is still rather silly... but the writing is so good... that it actually works. The performance is unbelievably good. I highly recommend it.

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    Robin iowa 03-14-15
    Robin iowa 03-14-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Good book"

    I enjoyed the story. Interesting connection to the Bible. I'm ready to start reading the next in the series. All the books have be interesting.

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