O'Keefe Family

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 461 ratings

The Arm of the Starfish Publisher's Summary

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.

Caught between Kali's seductive wiles and the trusting adoration of Dr. O'Keefe's daughter, Poly, Adam finds himself enmeshed in a deadly power struggle between two groups of people, only one of which can have right on its side. As the danger escalates, Adam must make a decision that could affect the entire world - which side is he on?

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  • Book 1

    • 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 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Statutory rape of the main character doesn’t fit in this book

    • By SDunbar on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 4

    • An Acceptable Time

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    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