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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Madeleine L’Engle Narrator: Jennifer Ehle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Time Quintet Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9780307916662
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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.



But in overcoming the challenges, Charles  Wallace must face the ultimate test of his faith and  will, as he is sent within four people from  another time, there to search for a way to avert the  tragedy threatening them all.



"L'Engle's  gifts are at their most impressive here." --  Publisher's Weekly


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel stillman | 2/17/2014

    " 4 stars rather than five because i didn't read it when younger, but 5 rather than 4 because it makes me think of someone special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/14/2014

    " Charles Wallace goes Within many people, all in the same Where but different Whens, to save the world from nuclear holocaust "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria Simcox | 2/14/2014

    " This book is very interesting and filled with intrigue and adventure. It's very well thought out on how Charles Wallace has to go back in time and change events that have happened in order to save his planet from a nuclear war. I recommend this book to preteens, but if you're anything like me, then you'll really enjoy it as an adult as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SmarterLilac | 2/12/2014

    " I remember my second-grade friends and I being very amused that Meg was pregnant in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/4/2014

    " i devoured this, but it has too much of an emphasis on good v. evil bloodlines for a book about world peace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/27/2014

    " I really like this series - it's always interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 1/22/2014

    " Of her books that I have read, so far I like this the best. While it is sci fi, with time travel and other aspects, it just didn't seem as strange. The idea of events from the past influencing the future is logical and works for me, much better than the ideas of "A Wing in the Door." And I apprecitated the development of characters that I could find more engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 1/20/2014

    " Read aloud to my son... quite repetitive and quite metaphysical and poeticky, but he just sat there transfixed by it, and ended up memorizing passages of it. That's a pretty damn big thumbs up in my book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia Terrill | 1/9/2014

    " A great book! I read it when I was young, and I appreciated even more now! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Jensen | 1/7/2014

    " This book is rather different from the other books in that it involves time travel to the past and much of the story is based on a kid "living in" another kid and changing events. It's worth reading once but meh, I'll never buy it or suggest it to a friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 12/15/2013

    " My least favorite of the series, but still a damn good story. The first two books were involved mainly in space travel, while this one is primarily concerned with time travel. It addresses the idea that slight changes in geneology and ancestry can change major events in today's world. Interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Titi | 11/23/2013

    " Just as good the umpteenth time as it was the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Concetta | 11/7/2013

    " A long time favorite. I read it first when I was 12 years old. Madeleine L'Engle wrote ahead of her time. She is brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 8/16/2013

    " Mind control, angels, and trans-dimensional portals. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Traci | 6/30/2013

    " Because A Wrinkle in Time was so good, this one is worth a first-read, but Charles Wallace's jumps in time aren't nearly as compelling as Meg's straightforward story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tatiana | 6/29/2013

    " Great story of the ancestry that leads to a man who could be the killer of the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 5/26/2013

    " I think this is the best of the series so far. I'm surprised it is a juvenille fiction book. The words are simple but keeping track of all of the different time lines can be tricky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jagatha | 4/13/2013

    " This book was funky but good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Hardesty | 4/6/2013

    " This is one far-fetched and unrealistic novel, even by science fiction standards. A good thing about it, however, is that we get to see older, more mature versions of beloved characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murray. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Francie ( glitter glu ) | 3/2/2013

    " well having read these books again since i was a kid. i think a wrinkle in time is the best one in the series. the other two were confusing to me and i didn't like the plot in the other 2 that much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carey | 10/18/2012

    " My favorite in the "time trilogy." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 9/10/2012

    " Hello, unicorns! I am not as odd as I thought! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie | 4/23/2012

    " Oh, gosh. I really really really really really really really really really *pant, pant* really love this book! It was like Back to the Future but in deep, thought stimulating book form! And it had unicorns and space travel and nuclear war threats and everything! Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 4/22/2012

    " I listened to this book on my trip to Wyoming this week. It was hard to follow all of the characters as the names were similar and started to get confusing towards the end but I think I finally had it figured out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy | 2/14/2012

    " I liked this one better than the last one, but still not as good as the first. I should have stopped there. This book was all over the place and I occasionally got lost in who was who and how everyone and everything connected. But it was kind of an interesting concept. "

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About the Author
Author Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) is the author of many books for children and adults. She is perhaps best known for the Time Quintet, especially A Wrinkle in Time, which won a Newbery Medal, and her books featuring the Austin family, including the Newbery Honor Book A Ring of Endless Light.

About the Narrator

Jennifer Ehle is a stage and film actress best known for her starring role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice. More recently she played the role of Myrtle Logue in the Academy Award–winning film The King's Speech.