The Austin Family Chronicles

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 280 ratings

Meet the Austins Publisher's Summary

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.
©1960 Madeleine L'Engle, Renewed 1988 by Crosswicks, Ltd. (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • 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 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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

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  • Book 2

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

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  • Book 3

    • The Young Unicorns

    • By: Madeleine L'Engle
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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
    • She did it again!! The kids have to share this one

    • By Mary on 06-23-16

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  • Book 4

    • 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 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

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  • Book 5

    • 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 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

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