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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,290 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Madeleine L’Engle Narrator: Ann Marie Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Time Quintet Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9780739371985
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A touch of computer keys, a blast of heat, and suddenly the Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are gasping in a shimmering desert land.  If only the brothers had normal parents, not a scientist mother and a father who experiments with space and time travel.  If only the Murry twins had noticed the note on the door of their mother's lab: Experiment In



Progress.  Please Keep Out



But it's too late for regrets.  There's a strange-and very small-person approaching, with a miniature mammoth in tow. . . .



At last it's Sandy and Dennys's turn for an adventure-an adventure that turns serious when they discover that "many waters" are coming to flood the desert.  The twins must find a way back home soon, or they will drown.  But how will they get back to their own time?  Can they?


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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this book although it was my least favorite of the series. It seemed like L'Engle made a story just so the twins wouldn't be left out, but it wasn't as enlightening as the others. Maybe because of the personalities of the twins, their "boyness"' it was just an adventure story. Nothing wrong with that! I just liked the others better. One thing I did realize I reading this book is how much I enjoy the mystery of where, in time and space, the characters land. I love that moment when I think, hmmm, this time sounds familiar. I'm enjoying my marathon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jes | 2/12/2014

    " An interesting book, and probably my second favorite of the quartet, my favorite being A Wrinkle in Time. I like the idea of coming into a Bible story and changing it for the better, but in a less Veggie Tales w/ Jr. Asparagus kind of way. :) A good read. Looking forward to reading the Austen family series next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Neftzger | 1/23/2014

    " Many Waters is the fourth book in Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time series. This is one of the more fascinating blends of Science Fiction and Fantasy that I've read because it also incorporates some Biblical history. Two high school age children travel back in time to meet Noah and his family just before the world-wide flood. The issues of good vs. evil as well as free will and cultural difference are all explored through this extremely well written book. I found myself thinking about my own life and issues a little bit differently after reading this book because it opened my mind to perspectives I had not considered. I always love it when a book does that because I feel like the book has given me two gifts: the story and also some personal insight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maricruz | 1/17/2014

    " What a great take on how in was in Noah's time, this book surprised me in a pleasant way! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 12/30/2013

    " One word: manticore! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 12/18/2013

    " A story of biblical time travel in L'Engle's typically intellectual style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryana | 11/26/2013

    " Refer to my review for "A Wrinkle In Time". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kel | 10/3/2013

    " My favorite of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/5/2013

    " I really wanted to like this, and I did like parts of it, but overall it just seemed a bit tiresome. So much not going on... I was glad to see the Murray twins get some page time, and I liked some of their character development and the general story plot, but it did seem tedious! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 carl | 6/18/2013

    " i loved her other books, this one became more like a sunday school lesson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanara Lassig | 5/20/2013

    " This is my favorite of the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dominic | 5/14/2013

    " The story goes on with the twins in Noah's time. It's just plain childlike fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hjl | 3/15/2013

    " Favorite in the wrinkle in time series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonny | 9/23/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book, but I didn't like the protrayal of Noah. While it bothered me, I still was able to enjoy the twin's journey and relationships as they "grew up." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 9/21/2012

    " My favorite Madeleine L'Engle!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Carter | 8/13/2012

    " Not the best in the saga of the Murry family. But then again, how can you top or even equal A Wrinkle in Time? Four and a half stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 7/11/2012

    " A great read. Loved it for the hundredth time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Lee | 5/5/2012

    " As a small child I was fascinated about the biblical reference in this book. Completely from left field. It was great since I was raised a roman catholic. For a good time, read.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kassie | 5/2/2012

    " depiction of noah's ark times.. did you know there were angels on the earth at that time? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith | 2/11/2012

    " Book 4 of the Time Trilogy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trang | 11/9/2011

    " This is my favorite book in the time series. The last time I read it (6 months ago) it still had the ability to make me cry! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 10/8/2011

    " This book was okay, but it did not beat out crochet. Crochet is more fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 9/28/2011

    " The other O'Keefe family members, apart from Meg, just didn't stand out enough as personalities. They just couldn't seem to carry a story by themselves. And I hate stories where two people are in love with the same person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hpboy13 | 9/24/2011

    " Finally, it's the twins' turn to shine! This is a great adaptation of Noah's Ark, and L'Engle does a great job of fleshing out a large and interesting cast of new characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Belinda | 9/11/2011

    " I enjoyed this fictionalized take on a common biblical story. The ending was a little anti-climatic though. I had hoped to read more about how the boys have changed as a result of their adventure, but I didn't get as much details of that as I would have liked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kermit | 8/18/2011

    " Sandy and Denny are the characters I connect to least in the series, making this book my least favorite. Still not a bad read by any means. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 8/3/2011

    " I enjoyed the Bible times setting. I went to my Bible and found a bunch of the people of the book in the flood story. "

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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

Ann Marie Lee is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration. She is a Los Angeles–based actress with television credits that include ER, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Nip/Tuck. Her stage performances for Broadway National Tours and regional theater include Peter Pan, As You Like It, Heartbreak House, and The Cherry Orchard.