A Swiftly Tilting Planet

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Time Quartet, Book 3

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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In this companion volume to A Wrinkle In  Time (Newbery Award winner) and  A Wind In The Door fifteen-year-old  Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a  perilous journey through time in a desperate  attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the  mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in  their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg--grown  and expecting her first child, but still able to  enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by  "kything"--goes with him in  spirit.But in overcoming the challenges, Charles  Wallace must face the ultimate test of his faith and  will, as he is sent within four people from  another time, there to search for a way to avert the  tragedy threatening them all. "L'Engle's  gifts are at their most impressive here." --  Publisher's WeeklyFrom the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780307916686
Characteristics: 1 online resource (6 audio files) :,digital
audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: Ehle, Jennifer
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Mar 24, 2018

The scope of this story is quite impressive. I loved the unicorn time-travelling with Charles Wallace and the fact that they mostly stayed in the same "where." Meg is not mobile in this one, but is telepathically with Charles Wallace. She learns things about her mother-in-law's past and gains a new understanding. Along the way, can a might have been be brought to be that can save the world from Mad Branzillo?

Took a point off for narration. L'Engle just does not have the best voice for bringing her own books to life.

PimaLib_JB Sep 14, 2015

One of my all-time favorite books, read by Jennifer Ehle of the Pride & Prejudice BBC miniseries!


This book is one of my childhood favorites, and in particular my favorite from its series. However, as Calgovin says, sometimes the author isn't always the best voice actor. Madeleine L'Engle isn't bad per se, but has a couple annoying voice tics, like the tendency to do the Valley Girl lilt at the end of sentences (so the sentence sounds like a question, even though it is a statement. Annoying to me.) But not intolerable.

Jul 13, 2008

I love these stories, they are from my childhood -however... the author is not always the best person to read their story.


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May 30, 2015

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Jul 13, 2008

Calgovin thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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