Excellent writing and narration. A haunting psychological drama. I listened from start to finish, lost an hour of sleep without thinking. It makes you wonder how you, or your child, would survive a similar situation.
Excellent book by an excellent writer whose previous books I have enjoyed without exception.
Stephen King's 11-22-63. Superior fictional treatment of real events in the same era.
Too many to pick one.
No. I like to savor good books. I am sometimes sad when they are completed.
I have seen an unusual number of negative reviews of this book, mostly based on the narration. This surprised me, as I have read other books using the same narrator, and he was excellent. As soon as I started listening to this book, I realized what the problem was! I increased the reading rate on my Android device to 1.5 times normal, and immediately the problem went away. I am positive that there must have been a recording error, resulting in a dragging pace and strange tone to the reader's voice.
This is a subtle, sensitive, well researched, and unbiased presentation of the ramifications of autism. On personal, legal and societal levels, autism is a difficult condition to understand and cope with. Jodi Picoult brings us into the world of Emma, Jake, Theo, and their community with her clear and compelling writing style. This is very long book that I just couldn't put down. Well worth the time and credit.
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