The Wonder

  • by Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by Kate Lock
  • 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An 11-year-old girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse sent to investigate whether she is a fraud meets a journalist hungry for a story.
Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the 16th century and the 20th - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes. Pitting all the seductions of fundamentalism against sense and love, it is a searing examination of what nourishes us, body and soul.

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not a psychological thriller

This was marketed as a 'psychological thriller' but unfortunately it was not. I had enjoyed the author's previous book Room and was drawn in by the premise of this novel's story but while listening to it, was never excited at any point.
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- Joana

The Wonder

Not a bad book but a little boring in parts, too much going over and over the same description. Probably the last two chapters were the best. Didn't hate it but not very enthralled by it either.
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- BookwormDownUnder

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2016
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.