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3.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 5 4.00 (314,122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Madeleine L’Engle, Madeleine L’Engle Narrator: Hope Davis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Time Quintet Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9780307916587
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It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 1998 marks is the 35th anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. To celebrate, Bantam Doubleday Dell is publishing two wonderful new editions of L'Engle's Time Quartet, including A Wrinkle in Time; A Wind in The Door; A Swiftly Tilting Planet; and Many Waters.
  • In both the new digest and the mass market editions, each title includes a new introduction by the author. Covers of the digest editions are illustrated by Caldecott Honor illustrator Peter SÝs, and the mass market edition covers are illustrated by renowned science fiction and fantasy illustrator Cliff Nielsen.

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenyatta | 1/27/2014

    " A Wrinkle in Time written by Madeline L'Engle, is about two children who go on a journey to find their father, with the help of some friends. They travel from several different planets by tessering picking up clues that will eventually help them in returning home safely. I thought the book was interesting yet a little all over the place, literally. I do not see me using this book in the class room because I would not know what I got from reading it, more or less what I would expect the children to get from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nita Ramadhita | 1/24/2014

    " easily predicted ending. too bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wacky | 1/11/2014

    " i *really* liked this book as a youth. i re read it as an adult & just couldnt get past all of the christian influences.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janelle | 1/10/2014

    " This book was okay but it was hard for me to visualize the scene changes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Bozung | 12/30/2013

    " Go Charles Wallace and meg go kill IT "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia | 12/8/2013

    " This book blew my mind, such a hard concept to digest. The imagination that followed after reading this short novel has been magical to say the least. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 11/21/2013

    " Wow, wow, and wow. A book that I should have read twenty years ago or more, and I'm so glad that I finally read. Weird, strange, scary, and compelling. I really think this is a classic work of young adult literature. It feels right to have finally read this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amoebot | 11/14/2013

    " I loved this book so much when I was a kid. It really captured my imagination, and I read it several times....But this really didn't hold up when I re-read it as an adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Johnson | 11/12/2013

    " One of my all time favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Page Lee | 11/7/2013

    " This book rocked my world as a kid. I was an avid reader, but mostly fixated on horse books like Misty of Chincoteague and The Black Stallion. This series showed me that there was a whole 'nother world of much more complex books out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dil7worth | 10/15/2013

    " I read it for kicks since I remember liking it when I was a kid. I didn't remember much of the book and I really didn't remember all the religion in the book. Pretty well done! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Allgood | 9/17/2013

    " Favorite book from childhood. It shaped me into the fiction/fantasy reader I am today. Incredible imagery. I still re-read it now and find it fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Carlberg | 8/21/2013

    " One of my absolute favorite books as a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asher Bergman | 8/18/2013

    " Very interesting, philosophical science fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noreen Woods | 7/19/2013

    " One of my favorite books as a child "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Barnes | 1/24/2013

    " This book is just a little... well, strange but great all the same. It twists your mind and mystifies you with weird possibilities. Overall a very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 8/20/2012

    " Much different to read it as an adult - 'saw' lots of things I missed, or took differently as a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzyhancock | 8/9/2012

    " i loved it so much i cant wait to read the next one the next ones called a wind in the door "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 4/2/2012

    " Another book that helped me get through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Bovenmyer | 1/15/2012

    " The first half of this book was very strange, but I enjoyed the second half. The characters are interesting. L'Engle's said in interviews that she had trouble selling it because it was "too different". I agree, it was quite different. If I'd discovered it as a kid I might have liked it better. "

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