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Sing You Home Audiobook

Sing You Home

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Publisher's Summary

Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. There’s the melody that reminds her of the summer she spent rubbing baby oil on her stomach in pursuit of the perfect tan. A dance beat that makes her think of using a fake ID to slip into a nightclub. A dirge that marks the years she spent trying to get pregnant.

And it’s music that brings her back to love. When fertility issues lead to a divorce, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. As an unexpected friendship with a woman slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people - even those she loves and trusts most - don’t want that to happen.

Jodi Picoult has proven once again that she is a master storyteller, always bringing grace, compassion, and thoughtfulness to life’s most difficult questions. Sing You Home is about identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. And it’s about what happens when the outside world brutally calls into question the very thing closest to our hearts: family.

©2011 Jodi Picoult (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Kimberly Hill 03-08-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    I listened to this entire book in a weekend. It ranks up there with My Sister's Keeper, which is still one of my favorite books. The narrators did a fantastic job. The music was a nice touch as well, although a few of the songs were kind of hokie.

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    Ruth M. Penson 03-08-11 Member Since 2016

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    "Sing You Home"

    Another thoughtful, well written book dealing with present day problems. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, except for the added music at the start each section...FF these ASAP....had the lyrics been spoken instead of sung it certainly would have been more bearable. In addition, the singer was horrible.
    This should be re-recorded WITHOUT the terribly distraction music!!!

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    Lauren Virginia Beach, VA 03-06-11
    Lauren Virginia Beach, VA 03-06-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Listen - Jodi does it again"

    Really great listen. Offers a lot of insight into two very divergent views. I was put off by the songs introducing the sections of the book at first but I came to really appreciate them. Loved it and may have to listen again. Today.

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 03-17-11
    Lia Sutton, Australia 03-17-11 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Missed some good bite"

    The book was slow in the first half. How often do people have to say how much they love each other before you start to think who is the author trying to convince - I almost gave up. I continued and the second half of the book really improved. Then the book ended in a snap without letting listeners know what happened to important charaters. Very frustrating.

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    Elizabeth 03-10-11
    Elizabeth 03-10-11 Member Since 2015

    Listen to about four audio books a months. Never without one.

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    "Favorite Jodi Picoult book"

    I have read or listened to most of Jodi Picoult's books and this is one of my favorites. Jodi often writes about a controversial topic and in this book she tackles more than one topic that could make some people squirm. I want to write so much about this book but I am so afraid I will give something away. I will say it is an amazing book. I couldn't turn it off. I loved how she used music and song - a real plus for an audible listener. Also, the narrators did an excellent job.

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    Megan Cupertino, CA, United States 10-21-11
    Megan Cupertino, CA, United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Excellent audio book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the way music was part of this production. I have read a lot of Jodi Picoult and this was one of the best.


    Who was the most memorable character of Sing You Home and why?

    I was surprised at how well-developed the husband in this book was. Many times Picoult's male characters are not well developed and very similar to those in other books. This was a big change for the better.


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    Ellen Marietta, GA, United States 10-14-11
    Ellen Marietta, GA, United States 10-14-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Listen"

    This book is very well done - enough time spent on each part of the story and character development to hook the reader. I really enjoyed it from beginning to end. Deals with many different issues on a relatively deep level.

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    Ellen Atlanta, GA, United States 10-14-11
    Ellen Atlanta, GA, United States 10-14-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Listen"

    This book is very well done - enough time spent on each part of the story and character development to hook the reader. I really enjoyed it from beginning to end. Deals with many different issues on a relatively deep level.

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    Ryan NEWARK, CA, United States 09-27-11
    Ryan NEWARK, CA, United States 09-27-11
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    "Excellent story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really like Jodi Picoult's writing (twists, personal interactions, fluid storyline)--- but this one was a great read. The narrator is excellent and the story reads really well. I could have done without the musical parts at each section (even though Ms Picoult stated that it was part of the storyline), but it was such a minor part, it didn't deter from the overall experience.


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    Janet United States 09-07-11
    Janet United States 09-07-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great Picoult book"

    The story is gripping, the reading is excellent, and the inclusion of music adds just the right note, pun intended. Picoult is a wonderful writer who looks at difficult situations from all angles with equal sympathy. And she creates multi-faceted characters you really care about. Highly recommended. Keep your mind and heart open and enjoy it from beginning to end.

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