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    • A Wrinkle in Time

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,866
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,479

    Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank You for a New Narrator

    • By Patricia on 02-01-12

    Regular price: $17.50

    • A Wind in the Door

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023

    Meg Murry can't help but be worried when her six-year-old brother, Charles Wallace, announces there are dragons in the vegetable garden. He's so bright, and so different from other kids, he's getting bullied at school, and he is also strangely, seriously ill. But Charles Wallace is right about the dragons - actually a friendly entity who has come to help Charles Wallace fight his sickness, and to take Meg and her friend Calvin O'Keefe on a terrifying, wonderful journey into galactic space - where they must battle the force of evil to save Charles Wallace, and themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • by Julian, 8 years old

    • By film karma on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $25.20

    • A Swiftly Tilting Planet

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560

    In this companion volume to A Wrinkle In Time (Newbery Award winner) and A Wind In The Door fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg - grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by "kything" - goes with him in spirit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Re-experience the magic

    • By Denise Swift on 03-20-12

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Many Waters

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love! Mildly suggestive material.

    • By tracie on 06-24-13

    Regular price: $25.90

    • An Acceptable Time

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.

    Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes -- and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Jest for kids. Very deep for knowing adults.

    • By Mary on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Meet the Austins

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Vicky Austin and her siblings must adjust to the presence of a new member of the household-Maggie Hamilton, who is orphaned when her father is killed in a plane crash. Maggie is at first petulant and spoiled, but gradually opens her heart to the Austins to become one of the family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Book!

    • By Hilary on 01-06-15

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Arm of the Starfish

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    When Adam Eddington, a gifted marine biology student, makes the acquaintance of blond and beautiful Kali Cutter at Kennedy International Airport on his way to Portugal to spend the summer working for the renowned scientist Dr. O'Keefe, he has no idea that this seemingly chance meeting will set into motion a chain of events he will be unable to stop.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • L'Engle's young adult spy thriller

    • By Adam Shields on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Dragons in the Waters

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Thirteen-year-old Simon Renier has no idea when he boards the MS Orion with his cousin, Forsyth Phair, that their journey to Venezuela will be a dangerous one. His original plan - to return a family heirloom, a portrait of Simon Bolivar, to its rightful place - is sidetracked when Forsyth is found murdered. When the portrait is stolen, all passengers and crew are suspects. Simon's newfound friends, Poly and Charles O'Keefe, and their scientist father help Simon try to find his painting and his cousin's murderer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Poppa on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Walking on Water

    • Reflections on Faith and Art
    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Pamela Almand
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In this classic book, Madeleine L’Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L’Engle’s beautiful and insightful essay, listeners will find themselves called to what the author views as the prime tasks of an artist: to listen, to remain aware, and to respond to creation through one’s own art.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great listen

    • By carolyn on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Ring of Endless Light

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He's very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent listen!

    • By James on 08-15-11

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Severed Wasp

    • A Novel
    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Now in her 70s, Katherine Vigneras, née Forrester, has returned to New York City after a successful career touring as a concert pianist in Europe. Much has changed for Katherine: She is widowed and retired, and has lived through the harrowing years of World War II. But when she encounters an old face from her youth in Greenwich Village, Katherine finds herself agreeing to perform at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, an endeavor that proves to be unexpectedly rewarding - and challenging.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Two-Part Invention

    • The Story of a Marriage
    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Pamela Almand
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A long-term marriage has to move beyond chemistry to compatibility, to friendship, to companionship. As Newbery Medal winner Madeleine L'Engle describes a relationship characterized by compassion, respect, and growth, as well as challenge and conflict, she beautifully evokes the life she and her husband, actor Hugh Franklin, built and the family they cherished. Beginning with their very different childhoods, L'Engle chronicles the twists and turns that led two young artists to New York City in the 1940s.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Other Side of the Sun

    • A Novel
    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When nineteen-year-old Stella marries Theron Renier, she has no idea what kind of clan she's joined. Soon after their arrival at Illyria, the Reniers' rambling beachside home, Theron is sent on a diplomatic mission, leaving Stella alone with his family. As she tries to settle into her new life, Stella quickly discovers that the Reniers are not what they seem. Trapped in a world unlike anything she's ever known, vulnerable Stella attempts to uncover her new family's dangerous secrets—and stirs up a darkness that was meant to stay buried.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very engaging!

    • By diana on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Young Unicorns

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The Austins are trying to settle into their new life in New York City, but their once close-knit family is pulling away from each other. Their father spends long hours alone in his study working on the research project that brought the family to the city. John is away at college. Rob is making friends with people in the neighborhood: newspaper vendors, dog walkers, even the local rabbi. Suzy is blossoming into a vivacious young woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspense, mystery & Philisophy

    • By Katra Stubblefield on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A House Like a Lotus

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    When 16-year-old Polly O'Keefe journeys to Athens, she feels confused and betrayed. The past eight months at home were different from any other time in her life. She met the brilliant, wealthy Maximiliana Horne, who gave her encouragement and made her feel self-confident. Polly idolized Max - until she learned a startling truth that left her wounded and angry. Now on a trip to Greece arranged by Max, Polly finds romance, danger, and unique friendships.

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Irrational Season

    • The Crosswicks Journals, Book 3
    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Pamela Almand
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Upon her death, the New York Times hailed Madeleine L'Engle as "an author whose childhood fables, religious meditations and fanciful science fiction transcended both genre and generation." L'Engle has long captivated and provoked listeners by exploring the intersection of science and religion in her work. In this intimate memoir, the award-winning author uncovers how her spiritual convictions inform and enrich the everyday.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Summer of the Great-Grandmother

    • The Crosswicks Journals, Book 2
    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Pamela Almand
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the second memoir of her Crosswicks Journals, Madeleine L'Engle chronicles a season of extremes. Four generations of family have gathered at Crosswicks, her Connecticut farmhouse, to care for L'Engle's ninety-year-old mother. As summer days fade to sleepless nights, her mother's health rapidly declines and her once astute mind slips into senility. With poignant honesty, L'Engle describes the gifts and graces, as well as the painful emotional cost, of caring for the one who once cared for you.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Helped me through a death and actually uplifting

    • By Audiofan on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Moon by Night

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In The Moon by Night, we find the Austin children - Vicky, John, Suzy, and Rob - unhappy at the prospect of leaving their beloved Connecticut house and moving into an apartment in New York City. In order to cushion the change, the Austin parents decide to take the whole family on a trip to California to visit Uncle Douglas and Aunt Elena.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Troubling a Star

    • The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The Austins have settled back into their beloved home in the country after more than a year away. Though they had all missed the predictability and security of life in Thornhill, Vicky Austin is discovering that slipping back into her old life isn't easy. She's been changed by life in New York City and her travels around the country, while her old friends seem to have stayed the same. So Vicky finds herself spending time with a new friend, Serena Eddington - the great-aunt of a boy Vicky met over the summer.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Small Rain: A Novel

    • Katherine Forrester Vigneras Series, Book 1
    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    At only ten years old, Katherine Forrester has already experienced her fair share of upheaval. It has been three years since she last saw her mother, a concert pianist whose career was cut short by a terrible accident. After a brief reunion, tragedy strikes once more, forcing Katherine from the familiarity of New York City to a foreign Swiss boarding school. Far from home, she struggles with the challenges of growing up. Stifled by her daily routine and the pettiness of her classmates, Katherine’s piano lessons with a gifted young teacher provide an anchor in the storm.

    Regular price: $20.99

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