The Search for WondLa

Narrated by: Teri Hatcher
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the 12-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures: a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, WondLa.

Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children's literature in this totally original space-age adventure - one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child's wish for a place to belong.

©2010 Simon and Schuster Audio

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    72
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    63
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    7

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    63
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Not bad, not that good

Interesting story that could use a lot more of everything. Terry hatcher did a good job with it though. The paper version has awesome artwork. The audio version is a little flat.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars

Annoying Narrator

I liked the content of the book but disliked the narrator. She reads the book so slowly and child like. I found it irritating to listen to. It was like she was reading to a child she thinks is incredibly unintelligent.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Read the print book

My children and I enjoyed this book so very much, that when they asked for this as an audible for a road trip I happily complied. That was a huge mistake. Listening to Teri Hatcher read this book made me want to tear out my own eardrums and step on them. Her slow, whining voice and lack of varied character voices made the listening experience painful. I think her terrible narration may actually have destroyed any chance that my younger children who have not read the book will actually ever enjoy the story, or even want to read the book or it’s subsequent sequels. Do yourself a favor, buy and enjoy the print book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

fascinating multi-platform book

Tony DiTerlizzi, author of the Spiderwick Chronicles, has created wonderful illustrations to highlight his richly imagined world. Each chapter begins with a double-page illustration that captured my interest. I actually listened to this as an audiobook, but each night found myself pouring over the illustrations in the book. In some places, I found the text did not provide quite enough description, as it assumed readers were also looking at the illustrations.

Teri Hatcher's narration captured the voice of Eva perfectly, combining an annoying Tween girl's attitude with her mother's restrictions, with her wonder and fear as she explored this new world. DiTerlizzi has also created an interactive visual map which you access online through WondLaVision. This intrigues some students, but I found it hard to break away from my reading habits, bring the book to the computer, and explore this world.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Horrible narration

The narration was so bad I couldn’t finish the book. Horrible voice acting for the characters. I would not recommend this audible title.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing!!!!!

I absolutely loved this book I definitely would recommend it to anyone looking for something that will keep them interested. It’s full of strange ideas and nothing you would expect.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

pretty good book

my original struggle was to get into the book in the first hour or so after that the story really did take a turn for the interesting

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Best

This happens to be one of my favorite books. I have had to read it again!! I am glad I did!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

I love this

I love this so much it's so amazing I love it so so so so awesome

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

wondla

a very good book a must read. the Eva 9 is a young girl who loves adventure