Audio Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

November 30, 2017     laurathebibliophile     Uncategorized

Disclaimer: this post was written this summer, but I am just now getting around to posting it. Okay. Go ahead.

This is kind of a new thing for me. I’ve tried to listen to audio books before, but I could never get into them. Recently, however, I’ve been having trouble with headaches, and I can’t read with my eyes closed, so I thought I’d give audio books another go. I’ve found that my commute is a lot less boring with books.

A Wrinkle In Time is one of those books I’ve always viewed as a classic, but never read. When I checked out the audiobooks on Overdrive at my library, I stumbled across it and decided it was time to see what all the hype was about.


I loved the characters in this book! They were multifaceted and they were so REAL in ways that book characters sometimes are not. They are all flawed in different ways, and those flaws have consequences. I liked that every character had different strengths and weaknesses, and those things came into play. Even the wilder characters seemed entirely plausible.


Each of the settings in the book seemed like a place I could easily visit and simultaneously like a place that someone had dreamed about once, and was now trying to explain to a child. The houses and the places they travel were described so well that I had a clear picture of them in my mind’s eye as I read.


The story was amazing and more than I expected. I honestly don’t know what I expected, but this plot was a lot darker and a lot more sprawling than I expected. I wish that I had read this when I was a kid, because I think I would have really responded to it in a different way.


The relationships in this book are five nuts, 10/10, A+. The family relationships, the power dynamics, the relationships formed in the book… I can not say much more without getting overly spoiler-y, but just trust me on this.


I didn’t really love the style, but it was good. I guess that the style is right for what it is. I did like the way that the book discusses lofty scientific ideas in such a way that anyone can understand them, and it does so without ever making the reader feel like they are being talked down to.


I genuinely enjoyed this book, though it was… not what I expected. I don’t know that I’ll read it again, but I’m glad I read it at least once, especially now that it is being made into a film.

from my bookshelf to yours,


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