I hated for this story to end even if I did have a good idea how it would resolve. The descriptions of the homes and life of the AMish people helped bring them to life and served to educate me about how they think which is so very different from the rest of non Amish people in our country. If the Katie character seemed whiney and uncooperative with attempts to help her legal case, it was because WE non Amish find it nearly impossible to believe that anyone could be so selfless. I don't know if this is truly the way the Amish live and think, but for this particular story, it is and her behavior is consistent with the author's intent.
Sorry to say, this one is pretty bad! I have enjoyed many of her more recent books, but this work has many shortcomings. The plot is full of holes and defies logic at times, and the narrator is not good.
Plain Truth is a lush, enjoyable book to listen to. I felt as if I truly were in Amish farm country the whole time. The characters are fully and believably drawn and the narrarators bring them to life in a vivid and interesting manor.
I found only two negative points--and I wouldn't want anyone to not choose this book because of them. Still, the trial scenes were often repetitive, providing information we already knew, and the "stunning conclusion" seemed fairly obvious to me from mid-book on. Neither of these points were distracting enough to make me regret the selection, however.
It was a good, long listen. Plain yet lush. I feel as if I've spent the week on an Amish farm visiting new people who have become good friends, and have had a wonderful time learning new customs and mulling over a laundry basket of fresh ideas.
I love Jodi Picoult and of all her books this is my favorite one yet!! The love story, the suspense, a Mother's love, the culture and Soo much more!! Didn't want to put it down.
Interesting look into Amish life. The story drug out a bit. I would have enjoyed more storyline into the Amish rather than the sideline story between the attorney and psychiatrist.
I really wanted to like this book as I generally enjoy Jodi Picoult's books. This one, however, was beyond predictable. It was painful to get through and probably wouldn't have finished it except for the fact that I didn't have a new credit to buy another book. Besides the trite storyline the narration is awful. Every Amish character sounds like robotic simpleton with childlike brain development. If I was Amish I'd be insulted. Don't waste your time or your Audible credit on this book.