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A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains - and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.

Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes - and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?

This Commemorative Edition includes a new introduction by the author.

©2007 Madeleine L'Engle; 2008 Listening Library

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Not Jest for kids. Very deep for knowing adults.

All of Madeleine L'Engle's books that I have listened to have been up beat with good moral lessons. The healthy mix of mythology, science and good moral sense added to a well written story line leaves a fresh taste in the mouth and a lifting of the heart. She was truly a master story teller.

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As far as depth I enjoyed this the most out of the time series. It is a much deeper and more mature story than the Other ones in the series yet the depth Is necessary. At first I was not sure if I liked the ending. Upon pondering I believe it was better the way she left it. I hope you love it as much as I do.

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Not as good as the first three

I read the first three books in this series when I was much younger and really liked them. I decided to re-read all of them plus the last two in the series, which I had never read. I really wish I had stopped after re-reading the first three. The first three books are fantastic--very well-written and enjoyable. The last two books were significant disappointments when compared to the first three. The fourth book was by far the most disappointing, as I addressed in another review. The fifth book is significantly better than the fourth, but it still falls well-short of the quality of the original three.

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filling in the gaps in L'Engle's saga.

Well done.
make's you ask,"What happened next?".
I look forward to the continuing story and saga.

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Though the book starts a little slow the ups and Downs that Polly goes through keeps you on your seat!

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I was mind blowing it was awesome it was great it

it was mind blowing it blew my mind the book was about Meg's daughter wow
make one about the grandparents please
- IRA lasley

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Pontification can be over done

HORRIFICALLY slow start. It picked up 2/3 into the book. And for a book with accepting themes, it certainly did its fair share of mudslinging. WAY too much pontificating.

"Many Waters" was far better.

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King Caspian II Loved This Book!

Would you listen to An Acceptable Time again? Why?

This book meets an exceptionally rare demographic...expert Christian fantasy. The Time Quintet meets that definition right along with Blessed Saint John and Blessed Saint Jack. (Tolkien & Lewis.)

What was one of the most memorable moments of An Acceptable Time?

The rain storm. (No Spoilers!)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I particularly liked the fact that the pacing and conflict were maintained throughout, even though every single one of the characters were sympathetically drawn. (No true villains in this piece.) A truly family-friendly book.

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This book earned 5 stars because it is one of my perpetual listens. It works standing alone, but it is even more powerful as the conclusion to the Time Quintet.

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Spiritual Growth demands Honesty and Humility

I read this the day before Easter. It tells of the mystery of God’s grace, that we must forgive, the healing power of love and the price of pride.

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Horrible

horrible she wrote it in her 100's. same story line over and over again.