a great story and beautifully narrated. loved the two voices of jacob and all of the characters through the book. sometimes was hard to listen to the cruelty to rosie and imagining the awful lives of some of the animals especially the polar bear locked in a cage in the heat of a sweltering summer in america.
i had recently read a brilliant John Hart book called Down River so when i got my audible credit, i thought i would try another. after reading some reviews which critized the accent i didnt think it would make much difference to me being from australia, so went ahead and downloaded it. thank heavens i did as it was a fantastic story. every time i thought i had it worked out i soon after was proved wrong. never would have guessed the ending. tragedy and hope and a little boy who would never give up.
This is a nice book to listen to and was quite funny. Andy has a quick wit which sometimes makes you laugh out loud. very well read and an enjoyable break from serious books.
No wonder she disappeared...she wanted to get away from her boring husband! This book is about total self analysis to the point of making you want to scream out loud if they go on for one minute longer. They talk about love or the lack of it constantly and obsess about everything in their lives. Self absorption at its worst!
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!
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