This book is one of my childhood favorites, and in particular my favorite from its series. However, as Calgovin says, sometimes the author isn't always the best voice actor. Madeleine L'Engle isn't bad per se, but has a couple annoying voice tics, like the tendency to do the Valley Girl lilt at the end of sentences (so the sentence sounds like a question, even though it is a statement. Annoying to me.) But not intolerable.