Loved the book but the narration was so ridiculously bad I almost had to stop listening. Still can't believe Recorded Books would allow this production to go forward. Once I forced myself to stop obsessing about the narrators, I became attached to the story & didn't want it to end. Stick through it - you'll be glad.
Jodi Picoult does it again, creates a story which has many complex levels of character development, plot twists and ethical dilemnas. I was entertained and challenged, and would have rated this book 5 stars were it not for the narrator whose voice I found annoying at times, and for the court scenes which dragged on a bit in the middle of the book. All in all a great read though, I definitely recommend it.
This book starts off so great, the narrators are awful and the main character "Katie" becomes very annoying and makes this book so hard to listen to..The writer seems to think we should feel sorry for poor katie who never seems to be able to tell the truth..I'd say pass on this book...
Great book, I couldn't stop listening to this book. The ending was a surprise. Well written, I hope to listen to the rest of this author's books.
Ugh! The predictable plot I can live with, but the narration was dreadful. The Amish characters were stilted and the "Englishers" sounded like they came from a bad gangster movie. It does pay to preview the narration - I would not have bought this audiobook if I had heard it beforehand.
I truly enjoyed this book, the characters were superb, the story line was arresting. I have 10 minutes to the end and do not even want to hear it because I will hate to have this book end. Bravo.
First the voices. With the exception of the Amish characters, who all sound stilted and puppet-like, the characters all sound smarmy, condescending, angry or disgusted. It was hard to listen to. Second the lawyer. If I ever go on trial for murder, I sure hope I have a lawyer who does far more investigation earlier in the course of her preparation and less quilting. It's a book. I want to see how it turns out, but I am disappointed with the selection.
I very much enjoyed this book - especially learning about the Amish community. I missed the characters when it was over. My only complaint is its predictability. The ending became quite obvious about half way through. But that would not stop me from listening again!
Another great book from Jodi Picoult. I was especially pleased to learn about the Amish religion and traditions which made the book even more interesting to listen to. I put 2+2 together and figured out the end about 2/3rd's of the way through. The narration was so-so....would have been a better listen had they used a man for the male voices. I still recommend this book....you won't be disappointed.