The Wonder

The Wonder

Audiobook CD - 2016
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"Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell, who is said to be living without food, 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. As Anna's life ebbs away, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child but for that child's very survival. Haunting and magnetic, The Wonder is a searing examination of doubt, faith, and what nourishes us, body and soul. Written with all the propulsive tension that made Donoghue's Room a huge bestseller, it works beautifully on many levels -- an intimate tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a spellbinding story of love pitted against evil." -- from back cover.
Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781478911753
Branch Call Number: CD FIC Dono
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (480 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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mlnorris1 Aug 13, 2017

Difficult subject matter which is only made worse by the reader of this audio. Although I appreciate the use of different voice tones and levels of English and Irish accents, some of audio was difficult to understand. Additionally, many times when the reader spoke in a whisper it was so faint, I couldn't hear her at all. May be a better read than listen.

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17Mandarin
Oct 31, 2016

The crux of this story surrounds what everyone in this small Irish village believe to be a child's amazing ability to survive without food. Her faith and religious beliefs would have you believes that she is existing solely on Spiritual Manna from Heaven; a food source provided by her god. An English nurse is summoned by a panel of Catholic leaders who want to verify this. She is given two weeks to prove it beyond a shadow of doubt. What she discovers changes her in ways she cannot imagine.

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