This was a fabulous listen! I found myself doing whatever extra chores I could as an excuse to listen to my ipod. There were times I simply started crying because it hit me that hard!
Everyone of Jodi Picoult's books are an amazing work with a lot of research and truth in them. I have truly enjoyed all of them, but this one is so well written, well spoken, and heartfelt. Don't miss it House Rules is outstanding. I could not put it down for very long, I will listen again and again.
Jodi Picoult does it again by taking us into a world most of us arent aware of. The dedication and unending love and patience of a parent of a special needs kid and the lack of understanding of "normal" people to the problems of anyone a bit different. Jacob sometimes makes you laugh outloud at the literal meanings he gives to things and his mum emma and brother theo show how much having a child or sibling who needs special consideration can cause such angst. Well done Jodi!
Great listen. The insights into Asperger's Syndrome was interesting without being indulgent.
I thought the book was too long, too much "useless" information. I guessed the ending early on in the story. Ended too abruptly. This will be my last Jodi Picoult book
long,pedantic, boring, total waste of time. it was my first book on Audible,not a good experience. unfortunately i am stuck with the one yr membership. i was surprised how bad the writing was; when you listen you hear every word which really highlights bad writing. many contradictions; poorly edited. doubt i will read or listen to anything else by this author.
Life is great!
I was very disappointed through out. It was too long for the story. I basically had this figured out early on and really didn't waver. I love longer books but only if they hold my interest and this just didn't.
I really did like most of the characters. Jacob has an interesting disability (not sure about that strong of a word, but best I can come up with) and supposedly people with Asbergers cannot tell a lie, at least that's so for Jacob.
Considering the length of this book the end poof, story is done. It seemed like just another page.
No, but maybe as revenge to an enemy. 😉
This was more of a performance because each character had his/her own part to read. I have nothing but good to say about the narration.
No way: I cannot imagine what else could follow.
I really like police procedural stories and this certainly was this story. If you also like this sort of book, have a a special interest in Aspergers or just love Jodi Picoult's books them please read it and enjoy!
This is really well written as far as the descriptions and dialogue go. But I saw the end coming a mile away, and it took FOREVER to get there. Kind of unbelievable no one ever asked the right question.
The view into asperger's syndrome. Didn't care about the romance.
if I hadn't read the book, the storyline would have intrigued me. But knowing the ending, no.
I had high hopes for this book because Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors and I was interested in the story. Picoult has a knack for her extensive research in exploring interesting & unique subject matters and for psychological development of her characters. I am a fan of the true crime/thriller/detective genres and always interested in psychology, so I was curious about how she would portray a character with Asperger's. And while Picoult did as well with character development as her usual, the story itself became tedious and I found myself wanting it to be over with. I did like that different narrators were used for different characters and thought the narration was good. My recommendation would be to not read/listen to this as your first experience with Jodi Picoult. She has many other options that are much better such as Salem Falls, Nineteen Minutes or The Tenth Circle. I have read most of her books and this is the first one that I was disappointed with.