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A Wind in the Door Audiobook

A Wind in the Door

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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

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    Isabelle 11/10/2016
    Isabelle 11/10/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "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
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    Rose 19/08/2016
    Rose 19/08/2016
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    "Interesting ideas but a little slow"

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

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    Berthoud, Colorado
    19/02/13
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    "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
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    "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,

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Grace Brooks
    Las Vegas, NV
    07/10/14
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    "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.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    Wantage, United Kingdom
    19/03/12
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    "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
  • Anonymous
    20/02/18
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    "Great Read!!"

    Loved the continuation of the story. And boy are these kids super smart or what lol. Its nice to listen to a book that the main characters are very scientific and a loving family. This is a great read considering the times we are in. Definitely takes you away to a different world, which is what I look most for in a good book. Especially if you can fully imagine the entire book in your head.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alejandro camargo
    20/02/18
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    "Great sequel "

    very good sequel. started very strong, ended a little less srong. Nevertheless, a very smart engaging YA novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/02/18
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    "Almost as good as a Wrinkle in time "

    I love how these books stretch the brain. This one was almost as adventurous and exciting as a Wrinkle in Time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lara
    18/02/18
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    "meh. it was ok"

    typical 2nd book in a series in that it never has the new freshness of a first book yet doesn't have the punch of finality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/02/18
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    "wow"

    it's not often that I like a sequel better than the first in a series, but this book deepens the themes put in place in A Wrinkle in Time so beautifully. The idea that we are one, and meant to grow and mature, to take our meaningful place goes so against the prevailing, selfish, Peter pan culture is heartbreaking and hopefull and worth thinking about. I wish more kids could read this book and put down the kind of emotional roots described here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RYAN
    SHAWNEE, KS, United States
    12/02/18
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    "fun extension of the story"

    A fun extension of the story. I enjoyed it just as much as the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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