This was surprising book for me. I expected hot and lusty and it wasn't there. I am a huge Megan Hart fan and this book was no exception. It's a great story, colorful and full characters and a really, really good story. The end could have lasted a couple of lines longer, but that might actually what made the book so good.
This is a story of human-ness...love.... and working through the rough stuff. Unique background and it played out in the book so well. If you like Megan Hart read this. If you don't like Megan Hart - read this. Looking forward to finding another I haven't read!
I have listened to this over and over and over yet again. I love this book. The creativity, the detail and how human the characters are bring it to life. This book takes the reader on a journey and is actually a part of the story. You are not a reader / listener, but a part of it. The detail of the scenery is so amazing that you can feel the cold, the wind and can perfectly picture your surroundings. Though the detail is a great part of the story, it never bogs the story down or keep it from moving along. That is a unique gift of this writer and what, in part, makes this a great book. The book is well paced and when it ends, it's exactly the right time. Leaving you to review your emotions and put them in check. It's a book after all. Enjoy!!
Before this book I have always enjoyed Picoult books. This one seemed all over the place. It was hard to keep track of the characters and who was who. Perhaps it was because it was an audiobook and not a reading book, but switching voice between one character and another was confusing. Many times I had to rewind the book to relisten to make sure I understood the transition and who was speaking or who was being spoke about. The story itself was a good one. The performance also good. Perhaps the arrangement was not the best?? I seriously considered quitting this book several times, but I had to know what the big twist at the end of the book was going to be. That, as with all of Picoult's books kept me guessing and as always, I would have never guessed. Great end. Picoult's "worst" is still better than many other's best... I'm torn on this one.
Wonderful story line. Unpredictable until the very end. Characters you will come to know well and be able to imagine. Educational as well. Maybe Picoult's best...?
Three stories that are intertwined, and it's amazing. Walk in the footsteps of a young girl as she is held captive in a concentration camp during WWII. Feel what she feels and practically see what she sees. The imagery is compelling and I had to stop reading a couple times as I cried. But the story need to be told over and over and over. You will search your soul and maybe find things you didn't realize were there. How do you forgive? Really, what does that mean?? I learned a lot. Things no one should know because they should have never happened. But they did and this book is the story of one... The story of too many. The story of too few.
Generally I enjoy anything written by Jennifer Crusie... This is the exception. Very odd. Strange. Just plain weird. Couldn't wait for it to be over. The narrator was annoying as well. Don't waste your time.
Great characters. Compelling issue and a realistic view from all the characters
I felt like I knew each character and I agreed and disagreed with them all
Another winner! How ever does she write these books? I sobbed like a baby. An incredible story.
Read others first. This was REALLY hard for me to get "into". I am a huge Picoult fan and I stopped listening halfway through. Generally Jodi's book grab me and I can't stop listening until the book is done. This one doesn't do it for for me...
I didn't finish listening
Yes. This may have been to serious of a book for her voice. She has somewhat of a whimsical tone to her voice. I do enjoy her work though.
I hate to say "No" as all of Jodi Picoult's book have a great message, but this would be at the bottom of my Picoult list.
If you have never read Picoult, read anything else first. Don't let this be your first Picoult book as it might be your last. If this was from another author I might not expect as much and it might be "ok". I will try to listen again in the future to see if I like it better.
I love the realistic people and the situations in Jodi's books. I always learn something valuable that I would be hard pressed to learn about any other way. This is a great story of family, love and loss... If you are a Jodi fan...don't pass this up.
Jodi's book are somewhat formulatic but there is always something unique with them too. Never do they feel like a repeat of something else.
Love the readers! They bring the story to life and make the listener feel like they are personally talking with the people. WONDERFUL!!!
YES!!! I couldn't stop listening to it!!!
Read it! Enjoy it!
I would have stopped listening within the first twenty minutes had this book not gotten so much press. It was poorly written, the narrator annoying and the content...a little much for this VERY open minded and liberal person. But where else could you safely learn the world of S&M? If you having problems hanging in there, do it. by the time you get to book two and three, the story is better developed and there is actually more to it than sex.
No ending until the end of book three
After the third book and she was better seasoned, she was better.
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