©2007 Jodi Picoult; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
All stories do not have happy endings and this certainly does not. I listened to the end waiting for a silver lining, but true to life and similar circumstances there was no silver lining, no sense to teenage minds that have turned...
I have enjoyed many of Jodi Picoult's works, but this one I found to be really tedious and unimaginative.
Sort-of Spoiler Alert: the girl wanting to kill herself didn't ring true at all. Her motivation remained vague at best and her character development remained sketchy. The teenagers' relationship grew pretty tiresome and their parents' relationships were uninvolving.
I was really put off by the vocal quality of George Guidall, who sounded way too old for any of the characters and was sorely miscast.
I was tempted to stop listening, but once I was halfway through, I decided to continue. A waste of time.
Oh, and to end this review on the one good note: I enjoyed the use of the lawyer and his assistant from some of the other novels. The only two characters I cared about.
Sweet story, interesting concept. Definitely keeps you wondering until the end. Jodi Piccoult seems to be consistently reliable in this way.
I found the story to be really confusing in the beginning and I even started over a few times. I kept mixingup the characters. Once I figured things out though, the story and narration were great. The story was moving to the point of tears and downright painful to listen to at times, but I'm glad I did. I listened to this title over a year ago and still find myself thinking about it from time to time. Very thought-provoking. Also the narrator does a great job, especially with the female voices, which I didn't expect.
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.
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