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.
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 would not sum it up in 3 words. Complicated characters in an usual situation. I felt deeply for them all.
I liked the judge's ruling. She made a real effort to be fair.
I've read over half of Ms. Picoult's novels. This one had few surprises. Some characters were likable; others beyond the reach of reader affection. Neither a waste of a credit nor a favorite. You decide!
Professor at Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil). I love romances and thrillers. Feel free to send me e-books suggestions!
Before purchasing this book, I was afraid that I wouldn’t like because some negative customers’ reviews. I highly recommend this book, it pulled me in from the very beginning. I loved all the characters involved and felt every emotion of the book. I would definitely recommend this book to others; it's worth the purchase or use of a credit.
Yes, have already listened to parts a number of times and enjoyed it immensely.
Enjoyed the detailed descriptions, twists and turns of the plot, though a bit repetitive.
Both Suzanne & Christina's performance is superb. They brought a very interesting story alive!
Eli of course! She is so determined, focused and competent but at the same time in some ways, as or perhaps even more fragile than Katie.
Go ahead, try it out, you won't be disappointed.
I am surprised about some of the low reviews. I read this many years ago, recommended it to my book club and it flew amongst its members. We LOVED it! Listening was even better. As usually Picoult does an excellent job of exploring a subject from many angles. I felt this was a more enjoyable read that some of her other heart-renching explorations.
Both narrators were good, but I didn't see a reason for 2 narrators. It didn't seem necessary or bring anything special to the book. Katie's voice was high pitched and innocent. Appropriate I felt.
I highly recommend this book!
I enjoyed this book. It gave me insight into their religious and moral lifestyle.
As always, there is a big surprise at the end that I never saw coming.