©2007 Jodi Picoult; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
I am an award winning journalist. I was a television News Reporter and Anchor for ten years. I then decided to go to graduate school and I have been teaching broadcasting and announcing and voice acting for 23 years at a University in Texas. I also host two talk shows for the local NPR station.
Jodi is usually a very good writer however, for some reason this one did not grab my attention.
I tried listening to it several times however, I could not finish it.
I don't think it was the narration as much as the story itself.
I am not even sure I got a reaction out of it.
I will continue to listen to Jodi however, maybe next time will look at a printed version first and see if it catches my eye.
Yes. Great story.
Gets your attention right away. Not any slow parts.
Too many to just pick one.
The closing argument at the trial.
I have read several of Jodi Piccoult's books and am a big fan, but I think this book has been the best.
The narrator was great! The story was interesting and kept my attention the whole time! It was a love story but so much more.
It was a good story. It's definitely worth using a credit for this.
He really made the characters come to life. Great narrator!
Each character was memorable in a different way. I loved them all.
This book was chosen at my bookclub and I'm so happy it was. I really liked it.
I've read quite a few Jodi Picoult books and this one just didn't impress me. It was entertaining at times but I thought a lot of it just dragged on. I had a hard time connecting with any of the characters. Not a horrible book but not great by any means!
The most impressive Jodi book, in my honest opinion. The story is rich in detail, depth, emotion, surprise, and irony. Its a page turner that you can't get enough of, and although the ending is wonderful, you will wish the story wasn't over yet. Highly recommended.
Very disappointing with her reputation. Lots of material that wasn't germane to the key part of the story. If you like a soap opera, then this may be the book for you.
I'm not gonna call this great literature, but I also won't pretend that I didn't listen to this start to finish. I have to give Picoult credit for creating a decent court scene as well. As an attorney, I have a low tolerance for unrealistic court scenes. Don't get me wrong on this, this is not really what trials are like! So much hearsay and speculation! Plus, the witnesses and attorneys are rarely so riveting, but it does at least bear some semblance.
This was my least favorite Jodi Picoult book. It went on too long and the story was disappointing. I struggled to find any redeeming characters in this book.
I enjoy Jodi Picoult's writing, and The Pact was another one that held my interest well. The name of the book is very misleading as to what it is about, but that was fine, and it was more interesting how it all evolved than being about some "pact" as we have read about in the news. I also like that she uses Jordan McAfee as the attorney in her books, although I have read books with him not in order. Regardless, I like to see his character come back. The premise of this young couple's relationship over the years is disturbing in a number of ways, but is interesting to ponder how the positives and negatives might happen.
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