As all of Jodi Picoult's fans know, her books come with a twist.
However, this one really doesn't. I mean, the things that others may call a "twist" aren't a typical "Jodi Picoult twist."
If you've read some of Picoult's best work and are looking for another such experience, then this book isn't for you. It's not bad, it moves along nicely, and there are some quotes in it that make it an overall worthwhile experience, but it's definitely not among her best work.
The narrators are good and I like how the story is told in voices - it helps distinguish the characters and makes the overall experience more enjoyable.
Learning about wolf culture was very, very interesting - however I felt like this story has been done before. The right to die - quality of life.....
As always, I love the complexity of the characters Jodi writes.
I love that Jodi writes in different voices - and the audio version uses different narrators to speak those parts. It makes it very enjoyable to listen to.
No extreme reactions, I felt this story has been done many times. I didn't laugh or cry.
Jodi Piccoult remains one of my favorite authors but I felt like this book was recycled and the wolf story line just added to a right to die plot.
A Jodi Picoult book. No more no less. I happen to love her so for me this was a treat. Love how each character has his own narrator. Some better than others but the quality of the book as a listen was great. As always a captivating controversial plot line. Not going to win a Pulitzer but a highly enjoyable book, well worth the purchase.
An intriguing listen. Heartwarming study of family relationships as compared to wolf pack relationships
Edward, the son fighting to keep a promise to an emotionally distant father made when he was 15 years old.Joe, a loving husband.
After listening the Lone Wolf is an apt title. Luke is the Lone Wolf of the human pack.
Yes. I love stories where I learn information (in this case about wolves) as well as listen about characters and the events in their lives.
Edward- I really felt for him and his struggles. I admired his willingness to see his own challenges as well as to do something about them.
I love Jodi Picoult's books because each chapter is from the viewpoint of an individual character as the storyline progresses- this group of narrators captures the individual characters and helped me created a vision of them in my mind.
I would keep them all.
I have recently started listening to Jodi Picoult's books and I have really loved them all so far. I would imagine that these are better to listen to than to read- at least for me. The group of narrators and the way each chapter is set up is a real plus to me for listening to the story over reading the story.
Yes, It was very interesting learning about wolves.
Luke. I would love to hear more about surviving in the wild with a wolf pack.
I twas a good story. I did not think it was the norm for Jodi Picoult but I enjoyed it.
I am and have been for many years interested in Wolves. Picoult weaves together dynamic characters, the debate of euthanasia, and wolf behavior to make a very interesting plot. In traditional Picoult, there is a court case in the story and a chance to better understand what really happens in cases such as this one, deciding life or death. A tragic, yet impelling story that really makes you appreciate your life and family, despite all the imperfections both have.
This was my first MULTI-narration and was a bit skeptical, but really enjoyed the different voices.
If I follow you, it's because I've glanced through your reviews and more than likely found books I've agreed with you on and also found at least one book that the majority loved, and you and I were less than thrilled with. I know I should follow you then for that next read that I will enjoy.
I always am satisfied with my use of a credit on Jodi Picoult. Whatever she decides to teach and tell, it will be worth listening to. If you don't give a flying flip about wolves, don't listen. If you're open to learning new things, want to hear a good story about family dynamics, from Ms. Picoult's perspective, and also some really in-depth info on wolf packs in a way that you will find things to keep doing so you can keep listening, download now. Enjoyed. Typical Jodi Picoult fashion. Like the different narrators, too.
I enjoyed listening to the different narrators and the story is classic Picoult - engaging and thought provoking but what made this novel special for me was all the information about the lives of wolves. This is definitely one of her best!
I like Joe - his head and heart are in the right place, and who doesn't need to have a lawyer in the family?
The ensemble narration underscored the personal and intersecting perspectives and individual motivations.
Luke, of course was the most memorable character for me. I can picture him with blood on his face, and imagine what he must have looked like as he emerged from the Canadian forest after 2 years in the wild.
For Jodi Picoult fans, this book doesn't disappoint. No preaching, but a very interesting observation into wolf pack behavior and end of life decisions; likely two things you never thought you'd say in the same sentence. The process of contradiction, compromise and truth telling (something most families will have to face at some point) was heart wrenching at times. Awesome story - I enjoyed every minute!