Picoult is such a good storyteller and her format of psychological/sociological study plus legal/courtroom drama is something I always enjoy. But this one was more formulaic than most, and the ending didn't make sense and one must totally suspend belief to even get through the story. Ridiculous fluff but still fun listening.
This book just doesn't fall in line with a typical Jodi Picoult book for me. I've read or listened to every one of hers and I was determined to finish this one. I began reading it in print twice and didn't get very far. It's just painfully slow at first. And the main character Mariah is the weakest, whiniest character I've encountered in recent memory. As far as the narrators..eh..they were ok. Far from the worst but also not the best. One of them puts in not section pauses at all. I was constantly lost with the sudden shifts. Overall-just ok.
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This was my first time reading Jodi Picoult, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the way I could tell who was talking by the sound of the voice. Kept me wondering about the outcome. I liked how Mirah finds love, in the mist of all the pain. I also loved the support of her mother. Great book!
there are two narrators who each have different ideas of the characters persona, which is very frustrating. i wish it was kept to one narrator. the chapters end/start in an inconsistent manner, which you would think is a minor detail, but was actually disruptive to the rhythm of the reading. story was OK/good, but performance was lacking.
Not what I expected. This book is very well done very well researched and I enjoyed it quite a bit!
actually there were many times I could not stop listening to it!
This book had some strange concepts. It had some happy moments but was mostly about her struggles.
The story is Picoult's usual fascinating plot, though the ending wasn't my favorite. The narrators were wonderful But the technology was miserable. One could hear when the narrator swallowed, sipped water, etc. That was very distracting. I think it should be re-recorded with a different technologist.
I did not feel this was one of Jodi's best books. I am a Christian and really wanted it to be.
I was sadly disappointed and had to struggle to finish it.