Audiobook Review

The Age of Miracles

By
Karen Thompson Walker
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

The Wonder Years: Post Apocalypse.

THE BIRDICT

🧡 The premise of the earth’s spin slowing down is a fascinating one in itself. And what this book does brilliantly is extrapolate how society and our planet would react to such a change. I haven’t the scientific background to know if the environmental elements are authentic, but they sounded realistic.

💚 Warning: This is a slow burn of a book. It’s a tween girl’s day to day account of a piecemeal apocalypse. We’re not talking rip roaring action or fighting in the streets. It’s much more gradual and granular. I enjoyed it, but this is not your usual end of the world adventure. More of a stroll down apocalypse lane.

💜 One complaint I’m certain other reviewers will levy on this is that there’s a lot of “he said”, “she said”. There is.This would usually annoy me, but I found it fit with the style of the book. In other words, the voice of a tween.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 I found this a thoroughly pleasant addition to my day. Not too much required in terms of concentration and narrator Laurence Bouvard has a very sweet, young girl’s voice, which I found charming. I’d advise listening to the sample beforehand as it is a one-narrator book.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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The Age of Miracles

THE BLURB

What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day? What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on an 11-year-old girl grappling with emotional changes in her own life? One morning, Julia and her parents wake up to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing....