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A Corner of White

The Colors of Madeleine, Book 1
Série : The Colors of Madeleine, Volume 1
Durée : 11 h et 24 min
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The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from best seller Jaclyn Moriarty!

This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).

Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.

As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds - through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses...

©2013 Jaclyn Moriarty (P)2013 Scholastic Inc.

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a great listen!

I loved listening to this audio book. the reading's really great and made me want to go on listening. it's a great story, but you feel it's been written with multiple books in mind. which means the story really only picks up at the end of the book leaving you wanting to listen to the next book asap! i definitely recommend this book, especially if you're a young listener or love youth novels.

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  • T.H.A.E
  • 30/09/2013

Exciting, Heart warming and funny!

Jaclyn Moriarty is a fantastic writer with a very unique voice. Everything about this book is a little peculiar in the best possible way. I found the world of Cello and the protagonist's mission to solve the mystery of his lost Father to be my favorite parts. But also very dear to me was the Sheriff of Bonfire!

Madeleine's story holds some of the funniest bits, considering the conversations between her two friends, and her letters back and forth between her and Elliott. But the mystery of Madeleine and her mother I found to be a little confusing. Very moving and well written but the mystery it's self is confusing and I think it isn't quite fully explained, though I suppose that's why it's Book 1!

The Narrators were all terrific! Andrew Eiden (Elliott) was an absolute awesome narrator, everytime I heard him start a chapter I knew it would be good. His portrayal of Elliott is spot on but more impressive was his ability to inhabit the old Sheriff Hector Samuels with the age and wisdom that's usually hard to get from a young narrator. Fiona Hardingham (Madeleine) was also fantastic. Her ability to bring feeling to even the smallest of sentences was great, it seemed like you could cry out loud or burst into laughter at any moment, and she rode that fine line delicately and consistently. Kate Reinders (The Princess sisters) was HI-Larious, and Peter McGowan (the travel guide voice) was perfect!

Wow, I didn't mean to go on for so long but as soon as I got started I couldn't stop! Loved this book and can't wait for Book II....

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  • B. North
  • 30/09/2016

Start to a great series

I just finished listening to all three in this series. The first book is a bit slow, but the entire series is well worth the time and credits. Delightful series that really just begin in the last chapters of the first book.

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  • Amber
  • 07/10/2016

Beautifully Written, Beautifully Narrated

Jaclyn Moriarty has created a unique story that captures you almost instantly. Her writing is beautiful and poetic, infusing the world she created with emotion, humor, and vivid detail. I also enjoy the originality of her world---this isn't just another stock YA novel and certainly wasn't something I'd read before! Although all of the narrators are excellent, Fiona Hardingham's narration brings the story to life. You can tell that she really understands her characters, their personalities, and their emotions. I first listened to this on loan from the library in August, and a few days ago I decided I had to own it so that I could listen to it again right away! I've also since been listening to anything I can find that's narrated by Hardingham---strongly recommended are Maggie Stiefvater's "The Scorpio Races" and Sabaa Tahir's "An Ember in the Ashes"!

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