A Corner of White : The Colors of Madeleine

  • by Jaclyn Moriarty
  • Narrated by Peter McGowan, Fiona Hardingham, Andrew Eiden, Kate Reinders
  • Series: The Colors of Madeleine
  • 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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...


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To Appreciate Read till the End!

I really struggled with this book. I guess basing my expectations on the kind of books written by the author's sister, Liane, was unwise and unfair. Nevertheless, after several chapters, I did try to think about the book/story independently of any other book I've read but found that I just couldn't connect with the book. The main two storylines running parallel to each other seemed too fictitious and confusing in a way that prevented me feeling part of either world! The only thing I could relate to was the awful English weather.
BUT there was a thread, albeit a thin one, that kept me hanging on to the story and slowly, very slowly, the story started to gain ground and build into something more believable, stimulating and entertaining. The last quarter of the book held my interest by a rope and by the end of the book, I had a real appreciation for both the author's unique style and the story that I gave serious thought to moving on to the sequel with haste.
The performances by the various narrators were spot on, accurately reflecting the author's style and intentions I think.
Would I recommend this book? Well yes, to a selected, patient few.
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- Lulu

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-05-2013
  • Publisher: Scholastic Audio