We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
A Wind in the Door Audiobook

A Wind in the Door

Regular Price:£18.79
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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.

©1973 Crosswicks, Ltd (P)2011 Random House Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (7 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.2 (6 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (6 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Isabelle 11/10/2016
    Isabelle 11/10/2016 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent performance"

    This book is very entertaining and well read. There are occasional moments in the story where Meg can be a little grating, but otherwise a great read, and Jennifer Ehle is fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rose 19/08/2016
    Rose 19/08/2016 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting ideas but a little slow"

    Interesting ideas but the story was a little slow. It was good to have development of the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Kindle Customer
    Fort Collins, Colombia
    19/02/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Spirituality Tied In A Bow"
    If you could sum up A Wind in the Door in three words, what would they be?

    Thoughtful, Revealing, Loving


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Meg is the heroine of the novel and my favorite character. Meg has the opportunities/frustrations/successes of experiencing new knowledge firsthand while giving the reader a glance into what it might feel like to have the ability to speak across the heavens or synapses (size doesn't matter, you see).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I thoroughly enjoy the scene when Meg connects (or "kives") with other individuals without the need for a vision to accompany the action. She perceives the essence of the individual's spirit and learns that love really isn't an emotion. I'm not going to spoil the book, so you'll have to listen to find out Madeline L'Engle's take on "love".


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I usually find myself in tears near the end of the book as all of the newfound skills in communication and understanding heal little brother, Charles Wallace.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended. It's for all ages, especially if you find yourself seeking some spiritual inspiration that is beyond religion.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • film karma
    09/04/12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "by Julian, 8 years old"
    What did you love best about A Wind in the Door?

    The thing I liked best was how Madeleine L'Engle describes some moments and twisted the story downhill; and when you think the story is lost, it goes back up.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Wind in the Door?

    One of the most memorable moments for me was a rather scary part. It was when the main character, Meg went into her twin brother's garden at night, and she discovers a villain, but she does not know the true, evil nature of this villain.


    What about Jennifer Ehle???s performance did you like?

    I liked the performance because Jennifer Ehle describes every moment so well with her voice, I feel like I'm actually in the story for a second, in parts where it's wonderful, in parts when it's sad, in parts when it's VERY scary, I always feel I'm there.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sometimes, this book made me loose hope in the main character. In a part near the end, I felt very, very sad that evil might take over and that no one could stop it.


    Any additional comments?

    The only one thing that was not as good as I wanted it to be was that they did not talk about their early adventures from the first book in this series,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    Wantage, United Kingdom
    19/03/12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    An author I'd not come across before. I've been indulging in children's stories recently and I really enjoyed this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like fantasy stories when they are based around real life and this fits the bill.


    Have you listened to any of Jennifer Ehle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never heard Jennifer Ehle's narration before. I only know her from Pride and Prejudice and The Camomile Lawn on TV and thought she was English!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I thought it was really touching to see the close relationship between family members.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Orthodox Grace
    Las Vegas, NV
    07/10/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good reading performance .. if you're a 7-year-old"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator emoted in a way that would have been great if this were a simplistic tale for elementary school children. A Wind in the Door is much too subtle and nuanced for that. I would have liked something that better matched the complexity of the book.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • joanna page
    10/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Why to read it"

    This book is a very thrilling and exiting book to read. At first I randomly picked it but as I kept listening it got more and more interesting. There were unexpected turns which I didn't expect at all. There was nothing wrong with the book only that you got hooked to the characters who I loved very much. The words flew off the page and made me feel as though I was really there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adriane McKoy
    27/03/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great but..."

    It is a amazing book,it is one of those books that you can listen to over and over again.It is great for kids,but adults can in joy it too. It is not as good as the first one but it is not far behind. It is great to hear about our old friends Meg,Calvin,and Charles Wallace again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colonelswife
    16/03/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved this as a kid - narrator excellent ."

    Narrator much better than a wrinkle. However the book should be updated - the Murrays giving Fortinbragh cocoa makes me cringe .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ark1836
    04/01/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Classic Series Continued"

    I read this book in middle school many years ago and decided to read the series again for nostalgia's sake. The book is well-written and even thought-provoking. The narrator does a good job. This is more than worthwhile.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alicia Wright
    18/09/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This was the best book ever!!!"

    This is a awesome book full of adventures.
    I love Progo and blagene and Meg

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KWolfie
    14/03/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Same Characters, Very Different Story"
    Any additional comments?

    I think what really threw me off was how different this was from A Wrinkle In Time. I understand that this book is the second in the quartet, but it really seems to have relatively little in common with the first except for the theme of a dying earth--which does not get resolved--and the main characters. If I had read this book on it's own I may have liked it more, but it's contribution to or continuation of the story set up in A Wrinkle In Time is unknown to me. I'm hesitant to spend another credit on the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.