When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide, and, for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "plain", Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within, to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters her life.
Moving seamlessly from psychological drama to courtroom suspense, Plain Truth is a fascinating portrait of Amish life and a moving exploration of the bonds of love, friendship, and the heart's most complex choices.
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"Absorbing and affecting." (Entertainment Weekly)
"The story's quietude is appropriate, given its magnificently painted backdrop and distinctive characters." (Publishers Weekly)
I very much enjoyed this book - especially learning about the Amish community. I missed the characters when it was over. My only complaint is its predictability. The ending became quite obvious about half way through. But that would not stop me from listening again!
Another great book from Jodi Picoult. I was especially pleased to learn about the Amish religion and traditions which made the book even more interesting to listen to. I put 2+2 together and figured out the end about 2/3rd's of the way through. The narration was so-so....would have been a better listen had they used a man for the male voices. I still recommend this book....you won't be disappointed.
This has been the best book I have had in aa very long long time. I like mistery, trials, medical and have enjoyed understanding the Amish ways. I highly recommend this book.
intricate, interesting, involving
The complexity of the characters
Most of the characters were well done.
I looked forward to going to bed early to listen to the evolving story. I also enjoyed taking my time to think about each of the characters, and how their lives and attitudes changed during the story.
A couple of the male voices sounded a little off key, but how many octaves can a person have!
Realistic and multiple facets
I like her books and the narrators always seem to get the rhythm correctly
I enjoyed hearing both women coming at it from different places.
Widow for a year, it reminds me somewhat of friends who are exact opposites
They weren't my favorite readers.
Yes, I stayed up late listening.
This ranks pretty high in my listening experiences. I guessed 'who done it' but it didnt ruin the story.
The development of the relationship between the client and lawlor, tables turned at one point - 'who's helping who' I found myself asking.
They brought it to life.
I was just glued to it all the way through. Great insite to the culture.
Keep them coming Jodi
I started this book a few times and then left it after not getting into it. I got back to it finally, and I have to admit it was very engaging once I bought into the premise. I admit that I am a big fan of Jodi Picoult's audiobooks. I have not yet seen any of the movies of her stories, but am considering getting the Lifetime movies of Plain Truth, The Pact and The 10th Circle, all available on iTunes for a bundled price. I am sure they will not be as good as the books, but worth checking out.
I would recommend Plain Truth if you enjoy this genre of books. Picoult consistently writes in a way that keeps me interested in her characters and guessing (often correctly) about the plot twist she generally adds to the ending.
Jodi Picoult has to be one of my most favorite authors and this book was no disappointment for me. I so enjoyed learning about some of the Amish religion and traditions and about 1/2 way through the recording I kind of figured out who "dunnit"; only to be thrown off during the trial. Unlike others I really enjoy both readers.
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