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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,694 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christina Meldrum Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The secrets of the past meet the shocks of the present.

Aslaug is an unusual young woman. Her mother has brought her up in near isolation, teaching her about plants and nature and language—but not about life. Especially not how she came to have her own life, and who her father might be.

When Aslaug’s mother dies unexpectedly, everything changes. For Aslaug is a suspect in her mother’s death. And the more her story unravels, the more questions unfold. About the nature of Aslaug’s birth. About what she should do next.

About whether divine miracles have truly happened. And whether, when all other explanations are impossible, they might still happen this very day.

Addictive, thought-provoking, and shocking, Madapple is a page-turning exploration of human nature and divine intervention—and of the darkest corners of the human soul.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jordan | 2/19/2014

    " I am unsure of how I thought about this book. It took me quite a while to read it. I just couldn't find it interesting, and once I finally did get to the point that I was interested it was almost over. This was not your typical book though. There were many things in this book that made me uncomfortable. This book was quite unique though. If you are a hardcore Christian, than this book is not for you. Most of the book is about whether things in the Christian religion are true or not. That didn't bother me so much as the other things that come along. In the last 100 pages though, I became intrigued and wanted to know how it ended. I can tell you that I never expected the ending that this book had. I would go so far to say as it was a major plot twist that would make you gasp, but it is one that you would not expect. I found that most of the book was boring and dragged on. Also another thing that made it harder for me to read, was the fact that every other chapter was a new time. One chapter, Aslaug is telling her story, the next you are in a court room, and it kept switching back and forth. Im not too sure if I would recommend this book to anyone. You definitely have to have an open mind reading it, but as far as enjoyment, this is not the book for that. At the end I had so many emotions, it was..... different. I felt slightly happy, confused, and relief that it was done. Cover - 4 stars Plot - 3 stars Characters - 3 stars Writing - 4 stars Ending - 4 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carissa | 2/10/2014

    " this is an odd little book. A fellow blogger wanted someone to discuss it with and now I think I need to discuss it to be able to sort out my feelings about the book. Themes include botany, death (murder?), virgin births, alternative lifestyles, religion (with a very broad scope), incest, and questions about whether we can trust our senses to tell us what is real and what is not. A little too dark for me to ever name it a "favorite." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dhaivyd Hilgendorf | 2/1/2014

    " I hadn't heard of this book, but picked it up at the library so that I'd have something to listen to. The writing is surprisingly eloquent and poetic, with in-depth references to medicinal uses of plants found in Maine. The main character is someone I want to know. There are some rather bizarre twists and disturbing religious fanaticicm, along with disturbing twists of the justice system, but it is well worth the trip to the end of the book for the resolution. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Randi | 1/24/2014

    " Great cover, but I just couldn't get into it. "

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