The Wonder

  • by Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by Kate Lock
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.

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Could not get past the narration

I love this author. I waited eagerly for this book's publication. I tried to listen five different times. Alas, when Kate Lock launched from her very pleasing narration of the basic text into her shrill, banshee interpretation on Irish accent, I just. Couldn't.Take. It.

Why a producer thought this accent was a good idea is simply confounding. It ruined this listen.

I am blind and "read" all my books and magazines on audio. I am supremely tolerant of imperfections in narration.

Alas, not so much here.
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- Annie M.

Good story, although a bit slow

The story was good. However a bit slow and difficult to go through. That being said, I would recommend it. I enjoyed the narrator very much.
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- Lisa Norman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio