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The Wonder

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Emma Donoghue

Narrated By: Kate Lock

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: September 2016

Duration: 12 hours 25 minutes

Summary:

In Emma Donoghue's latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle - a girl said to have survived without food for months - soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life.

Tourists flock to the cabin of 11-year-old Anna O'Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.

Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge best seller, The Wonder works beautifully on many levels - a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

©2016 Emma Donoghue (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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  • Lori M

    Just didn't do it for me.

  • Sandra R

    Overall the book was enjoyable, in spite of what felt like a slow start, The main character, from whose perspective the story is told, is Lib; it takes time for her to develop a relatable warmth, but it does come around. The book felt a little one dimensional initially, but by the end, there was plenty of layers to peel away that gave it the needed interest. I would recommend this book.

  • Bonnie H

    Could hardly put this down. Terrific medical mystery amid culture and religious fervor of post famine Ireland. The reader is perfect, especially the initial haughtiness of the protagonist and the tiny praying voice of her patient.

  • Mindy Ross

    The narrator used too thick of accents making it hard to understand. Due to this, I would have preferred to have experienced this book as a reader not a listener. I love this author too so it was a disappointment.

  • Yvonne Alldaffer

    This book was very slow and did not keep my interest.

  • Karen Hoch

    The narration is excellent. Adds so much to a riveting story.