©2007 Jodi Picoult; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
Wanted to give up half way through the story, but decided to hang in there, hoping it would eventually get better. Sadly though, it never really did. This book definitely does not measure up to The Storyteller nor to My Sister's Keeper. There is no character development, and the plot is hard to believe. Also, I kept waiting for a twist of some sort, but that too never happened. Important choices made by the central characters were never adequately explained. As for the narration, wish that someone else, probably younger sounding than George Guidall, had instead performed the story, because his voice truly did not fit the parts, especially those of Christopher and Emily. Going to return this audiobook now, and get back my credit.
I don't quite understand how a story could make me so cry so much and I was still sad when it finished. Ms Picoult expresses her characters' feelings so realistically. The narration from Mr Guidall is once again superb!
I highly recommend this story but be prepared to cry. 😉
Once again Jodi Picoult has kept me engaged to the last word. It as the excellent plot and not knowing the truth until the very end. However, for me, there was entirely too much sex!! Not usual for Picoult. Waaay too much.
CPA, CFP, and serial audiophile.
I can't really spoil this book for readers of this review because I listened to the bitter end and still don't have a clue.
Like others, this book follows a formula, but I keep reading Ms Picoult's books because I enjoy her writing. Unlike other of her books, this one leaves us hanging. Why did Emily feel so dirty? What was the big secret she couldn't share with Chris? Why was it so bad that she felt like giving up her life? And why did the jury make the decision it did? LOOSE ENDS
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