The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L’Engle audiobook

The Arm of the Starfish

By Madeleine L’Engle
Read by Michael Crouch

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The O’Keefe Family Series: Book 1

7.64 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781101917251

When Adam Eddington, a gifted marine biology  student, makes the acquaintance of blond and beautiful  Kali Cutter at Kennedy International Airport on  his way to Portugal to spend the summer working for  the renowned scientist Dr. O'Keefe, he has no idea  that this seemingly chance meeting will set into  motion a chain of events he will be unable to  stop. Caught between Kali's seductive  wiles and the trusting adoration of Dr. O'Keefe's  daughter, Poly, Adam finds himself enmeshed in a  deadly power struggle between two groups of people,  only one of which can have right on its side. As the  ddanger escalates, Adam must make a decision that  could affect the entire world--which side is he  on?

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Summary

Summary

When Adam Eddington, a gifted marine biology  student, makes the acquaintance of blond and beautiful  Kali Cutter at Kennedy International Airport on  his way to Portugal to spend the summer working for  the renowned scientist Dr. O'Keefe, he has no idea  that this seemingly chance meeting will set into  motion a chain of events he will be unable to  stop.



Caught between Kali's seductive  wiles and the trusting adoration of Dr. O'Keefe's  daughter, Poly, Adam finds himself enmeshed in a  deadly power struggle between two groups of people,  only one of which can have right on its side. As the  ddanger escalates, Adam must make a decision that  could affect the entire world--which side is he  on?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tense, tricky, well-plotted, The Arm of the Starfish has all the stuff of which adult spy novels are made.” New York Times Book Review
“From the opening paragraph…its atmosphere tense with hurry and frustrations, the story rushes ahead, never losing momentum.” Horn Book Magazine
“What [Adam Eddington] expects to be a quiet but interesting summer of work with the famous marine biologist Dr. O’Keefe becomes a time of intrigue, with Adam playing a leading role in the struggle to extract information on the doctor’s experiments with regeneration of starfish.” School Library Journal
“Taking sides (right vs. wrong) and teaming up provides both the suspense and the philosophical tug-of-war in this imaginative story of a sixteen-year-old high school graduate who unwittingly becomes involved in international intrigue…Adam is a dashing, sophisticated sort, but not without his human qualities. The situation has been foisted upon him but it is one which demands that he commit himself…Solidly detailed, excitingly sustained adventure.” Kirkus Reviews
“The first book in Madeleine L’Engle’s O’Keefe family series is narrated with appropriate formality by Michael Crouch, whose delivery suits the old-fashioned storytelling…Crouch keeps the harrowing adventure moving with changes in pacing and inflection.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Madeleine L’Engle

Author Bio: Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) is the author of many books for children and adults. She is perhaps best known for the Time Quintet, especially A Wrinkle in Time, which won a Newbery Medal, and her books featuring the Austin family, including the Newbery Honor Book A Ring of Endless Light.

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Author Bio: Madeleine L'Engle

Author Bio: Madeleine L'Engle Madeleine L'Engle (1918–2007) was born in New York City and attended Smith College. She wrote more than 60 books, the most famous of which is A Wrinkle In Time (1962), winner of the Newbery Award in 1963. She also wrote the famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins (1960). L'Engle revisited the Austins four more times over the next three decades, concluding with Troubling a Star in 1994. The story of the Austins had some autobiographical elements, mirroring Madeleine's life and the life of her family.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 7.64
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English