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Handle with Care Audiobook

Handle with Care

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Publisher's Summary

Things break all the time....

Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Promises break. Hearts break.

Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they'd been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of "luckier" parents, and maybe worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their child had been born healthy? But it's all worth it because Willow is, well, funny as it seems, perfect. She's smart as a whip, on her way to being as pretty as her mother, kind, brave, and for a five-year-old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom. Willow is Willow, in sickness and in health.

Everything changes, though, after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte should have known earlier of Willow's illness? What if things could have been different? What if their beloved Willow had never been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more. What constitutes a valuable life?

Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care brings us into the heart of a family bound by an incredible burden, a desperate will to keep their ties from breaking, and, ultimately, a powerful capacity for love. Written with the grace and wisdom she's become famous for, beloved number-one New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult offers us an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.

©2009 Jodi Picoult; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Donna 04-07-09
    Donna 04-07-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyed it"

    This was the first Jodi Picoult book I had listened to. It was recommended to me and I didn't read the reviews first. I really enjoyed it. I will be listening to more of her books. I thought the actors did a good job with narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy Lakeville, IN, USA 03-31-09
    Stacy Lakeville, IN, USA 03-31-09
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    "Held my interest!!"

    I found this book entertaining. Despite all of the negative reviews, I enjoyed listening to Hnad With Care. I am truly a Jodi Picoult fan. I have read/listened to most of her books and have not found one I couldn't listen to the whole way through. Give this one a try.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Teri Houston, TX, USA 03-31-09
    Teri Houston, TX, USA 03-31-09
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    "Another Great Picoult Book!"

    The characters are great and the actors/readers are particularly good. There is a very loud, annoying static noise at the end of each chapter/section for all three of the book downloads. Might be a glitch in the new enhanced format option that audible now offers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Chicago, IL, United States 02-09-10
    Cheryl Chicago, IL, United States 02-09-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Interesting - loved it!"

    Excellent character development, plot, conflicts, and outcomes!

    This is my first Picoult book and I loved it. Found it extremely interesting. It asks allot ot questions, challenges your morality, sense of right/wrong, and you get to feel and hear each of her character's point of view. I was disappointed with the ending, but I understand why this ended in this manner. Through this entire book, the characters ended up coming back to their humanity. For one of the main characters, she wasn't able to recover - but healed in a different direction. I will definitely pick a few more of her books! This one was a great read.

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    Sherry L. Wright Flower Mound, TX United States 03-19-09
    Sherry L. Wright Flower Mound, TX United States 03-19-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Not This Time"

    I did learn something and for that I'm grateful - BUT I just really didn't care for this JP book. There was too much of it that just didn't work for me - and yes, the ending was almost ridiculous. I'm not at all sure what she was trying to get across.... but it left me with a very bad feeling for this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carissa Schneider Wellington, Fl United States 09-16-16
    Carissa Schneider Wellington, Fl United States 09-16-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Meh"

    Not my favorite of her books. The continuous product placement is shameless and distracting. I did learn a lot about OI and more than I ever cared to about baking. I don't really recommend this book.

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    Gail 08-22-16
    Gail 08-22-16
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    "good story except for baking analogies"

    enjoyed this immensely and fast forwarded through the recipes which were tedious. performance was excellent

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    Angelina 06-26-16
    Angelina 06-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My book review"

    I give this book and a rating. There are so many twists and turns that you never knew where it was going to end. Had I not read it before, there were many points in the book when I thought it would be over. A couple times during it I thought that the mother would drop the suit. I felt very sad that she thought she had to go that route in the first place. When I was one and a half years old, my mother can take care of me in the state took me away. I felt like I was never wanted and I was wondering why. So although I found the section with Maren kind of familiar, I still didn't think the mother had any right to sue for wrongful birth it's just sad and tragic! I think now there are so many more options available to parents who can't take care of kids who come the way with her was. I don't think wrongful birth well I just think it's sad. The reason is because I've questioned the same thing as to whether my mom wished I had never been born. Now reading this book I realize no she doesn't wish that. She was just doing what she needed to do. She was very young enough

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    Mitzi Sadler 05-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Handle with care"

    I enjoyed the story but 2 things bothered me:
    1. The reader mispronounced several of the medical terms.
    2. Reading the full recipe was odd and did not add to the story. If I had been actually reading the book vs listening to it I could have skipped those parts more easily.

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    Heeberjeeb 05-30-16
    Heeberjeeb 05-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Recipes get old & a disappointing ending"

    I found the book well written and the narration was excellent. However, the main character was hard for me to connect with and I found the ending of the book to be totally unnecessary. There was SO many recipes that were read that I found myself totally zoning out or simply fast forwarding. That said, overall I did enjoy the book. I would have given it 4 stars if it wasn't for that ending.

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