The Age of Miracles

Walker, Karen Thompson

Audiobook CD - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Age of Miracles
Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.

Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape, p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 0307970698
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction WALKER
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (9 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Rankin, Emily


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The coming-of-age story of Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life. This title is also available in digital audio book.

2013 Winner of the Audie Award for Science Fiction

What impact does the world's slowing down have on the life of a 16 year old and its impact on society?

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Feb 05, 2014
  • SuzeParker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We count on the times of the sun's rising and setting and the length of our days. But what if those constants suddenly changed? Through the eyes of one young girl, The Age of Miracles explores how the world, our lives and our relationships might be catastrophically altered. As the Earth's rotation slows, Julia is about to turn 12, and must navigate not only this unprecedented world change, but also the concerns that plague pre-teens in the most normal of times. The author does a superb job of meshing the ordinary and the extraordinary in a moving and thought-provoking tale.

Nov 13, 2013
  • samdog123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a wonderful book, I can't say enough good things about it. The author captures the experiences through the eyes of a child so very, very well. When the earth's rotation slows, people must adapt to the increases of darkness and light. Through it all the main character, Julia, grows and learns much about life, people and the world around her. The reader on the cd is excellent. Recommended for middle schoolers right up to adults.

Sep 22, 2013
  • mxholmes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I returned this audiotape weeks ago.

Jul 12, 2013
  • JCLRachelSH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When this book came out last summer, I felt like the general reaction was "Ohmigosh, there's, like, a time warp in this book and it's totally cooooool.” I skipped right past it on the shelves, and SHAME ON ME. The Age of Miracles is like a haiku, deceptively simple and profound in how the story unfolds. Walker writes without many quirks or tricks, adopting a speculative premise to explore the basic human experiences of loss, disillusionment, and coming of age, all while dropping poetry and wisdom into your brain. I cried at the end, and books do not make me cry (unless they’re by Rob Sheffield). Emily Janice Card narrated this one brilliantly, absolutely nailing the tone of wide-eyed teenage Julia -- and her snarky friend Michaela, too. I think this is my favorite audio performance of any novel, ever.

Jun 19, 2013

disappointed. narrated with comments about that was the last time... I never saw ___ again. Doesn't really present an ending, just did a quick summary with the Earth is starving. The End.


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Feb 10, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

jescar82 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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