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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (21,706 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne Gail Thompson Narrator: Rebecca Van Volkinburg Publisher: Trent Zelazny Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Jenny is a typical young girl...until a tragedy happens in her family. But through this tragedy she meets Arnold, a talking sparrow with the power to communicate beyond our normal realm of existence.

The Sparrow is a story of holding on, finding your inner strengths to move on, and knowing that even in the most difficult times, you are never alone.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/19/2014

    " Fabulous, just brilliantly written, characterisations were incredible, the story was told so well, unravelled so skillfully and the salvation of the main character so carefully developed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 2/16/2014

    " I read this book solely based on the fact that it is about Jesuits in space. That's all I knew about it. I have gone to Jesuit schools for more than five years and love Ignatian theology, and the thought of Jesuits in space was too amusing to pass up. Unfortunately, I probably shouldn't read books based on amusing topic instead of recommendations and good reviews. This book was strangely written and switched POV at strange and confusing moments. Really important facts were mentioned as if I were already supposed to know them and scenes that would have been really interesting only took a few pages, or were skipped entirely, while pages and pages and pages were given to sort-of-plots that didn't go anywhere. The alien species were a disappointment, which is pretty horrible for a sci-fi space book. Most of all, I could hardly figure out what "deep questions" this book was trying to discuss. I dunno. It was a strange and unfulfilling read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay Downs | 2/13/2014

    " A must read for anyone raised in an organized religion, esp. Catholic. the bonus of sf is the parallels with our own world. Living in the Pacific Rim for 25 years, we saw first hand the religious elimination of cultures by organized religions. Imposing one's "true" values on another has be tragic throughout history. This novelist understands and shares. At the end of this edition there is a Q&A with the author. Gives us another step to understanding and appreciation of the writing craft. "

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

    " For some reason, it took me forever to read this book. But I enjoyed every minute of it. Excellent story, well-written, thought provoking! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mdemler Demler | 2/5/2014

    " I couldn't possibly have loved this book more. Mind-blowingly, heart-wrenchingly awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 1/30/2014

    " Good Stuff. Grabbed a hold and never let go. Compelled to move right onto the next one to get more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 1/24/2014

    " I still love this book 10 years later, but I am also still frustrated by some of the glossing over in the last third. So much of the book is written in great detail that its a bit shameful of Russell to hurry through the last couple of Rakhat natives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Coulter | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting mix of theology and technology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 12/12/2013

    " This book could haunt me for a long time. Russell crafts a beautiful and, at times, devastating narrative of first contact. It's a classic science fiction premise, and at the same time that she does justice to the geeky aspects, she uses it to express so much about love, solidarity and courage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 12/7/2013

    " I read this while working at the WGPL (so a long time ago) but remember really liking it -- concerning time travel and singing and language "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Graham | 11/11/2013

    " Very dark, a little disturbing, but riveting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ruby | 11/11/2013

    " An exception book about faith, meaning, and the heart's strengths and weaknesses. Plausible science fiction premise as an added bonus. Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 10/11/2013

    " Interesting images in this book. Thought provoking ideas . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 9/24/2013

    " Amazingly interesting Science fiction novel. With an emphasis on the science aspect. The author is an anthropologist by trade and goes into amazing detail about the social, linguistic and evolutionary details of another race. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 8/28/2013

    " An elegant and enthralling mix of science fiction and theology. This book was made for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey Christensen | 6/15/2013

    " Beutiful! A must read! Im not saying any more than that! Your gona have to figure out that on your own! Whaha!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Court | 4/1/2013

    " Intense! Compelling, thought-provoking. Felt less like Sci-Fi than a thoughtful reflection on life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Jo | 2/21/2013

    " Interesting premise. Jesuit mission to the first inhabited planet outside our solar system. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 11/10/2012

    " a disappointing vendetta of a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/15/2012

    " Wow! A great mix of science fiction and religion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Allen | 10/13/2012

    " So. Awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 9/14/2012

    " One of the best books that I have ever read, and I've read a lot of books. Ms. Russell's take on the traditional sci-fi plot of "First Contact" is engrossing. I couldn't put it down! "

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