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Vanishing Acts | [Jodi Picoult]

Vanishing Acts

Jodi Picoult, the New York Times best-selling author of Second Glance and My Sister's Keeper, is a master at crafting powerful stories that are filled with suspense. In Vanishing Acts this acclaimed author delivers the gripping tale of a woman caught between her forgotten past and her uncertain future.
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Publisher's Summary

Jodi Picoult, the New York Times best-selling author of Second Glance and My Sister's Keeper, is a master at crafting powerful stories that are filled with suspense. In Vanishing Acts this acclaimed author delivers the gripping tale of a woman caught between her forgotten past and her uncertain future.

Life could hardly be better for Delia Hopkins. She has a daughter and a handsome fiancé, and with her search-and-rescue bloodhound, she helps find missing persons. But as she plans for her wedding, she is haunted by inexplicable flashbacks to a devastating time she cannot recall. Suddenly, Delia must confront devastating truths that could destroy her and everything she loves.

With its powerful examination of both love and memory, Vanishing Acts will grab you from the opening words and refuse to let go.

©2005 Jodi Picoult; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Ms. Picoult is a solid, lively storyteller." (The New York Times)

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    Rebecca Canberra, Australia 05-31-12
    Rebecca Canberra, Australia 05-31-12
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    "it was ok"
    Would you try another book from Jodi Picoult and/or Full Cast?

    This is one of my least favorite Jodi Picoult novels. It's not bad, I just couldn't quite get into the story and it seemed a little dumb really. I didn't get why her father just didn't go to the police in the first place. Kinda made the rest of the story seem a bit pointless.


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    Sharon PHOENIX, AZ, United States 01-16-12
    Sharon PHOENIX, AZ, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    What made the experience of listening to Vanishing Acts the most enjoyable?

    I like that there is a different voice per character in the book.


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    I am a native Arizonan and a little familiar with the jail system and how we pronounce the some words here. It's really annoying for me to hear Saguaro with a hard

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    Connie Westminster, CO, United States 12-14-11
    Connie Westminster, CO, United States 12-14-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Another winner for Jodi Picoult!"

    I put this right up there with Jodi's other hits. She pulls you in with her characters and her story line and keeps you engaged until the end. I highly recommend this book if you like this author's style, it won't disappoint you.

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    Merta Abilene, KS, United States 11-07-11
    Merta Abilene, KS, United States 11-07-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting"

    I enjoyed listening to this book although during parts of the book I felt did not add to the story or was unsure what the purpose of it. For example, the discussion on how to make Meth. Overall, good story.

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    Bryan Burra, Australia 10-14-11
    Bryan Burra, Australia 10-14-11 Member Since 2015
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    "A fantastic story"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. Ms. Picoult is a master author. I enjoyed the full cast. Highly recommended by me.

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    Amazon Customer Inman, SC, United States 09-22-11
    Amazon Customer Inman, SC, United States 09-22-11
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    "Pretty good!"

    This Jodi book was better than a few of her others I've listened to. Good story, very realistic, likeable characters, and a few unexpected twists. Parts of the story seemed to be somewhat irrelevant/awkward/out of place, but overall, not bad. A calm, minimally-engaging listen, best enjoyed by someone who has had a long day and just wants to unwind without being very mentally stimulated.

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    Narelle Narrabundah, Australia 01-03-11
    Narelle Narrabundah, Australia 01-03-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was really well written with slight surprises all the way through. Well read too.

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    Kathryn Goldsboro, NC, USA 05-27-10
    Kathryn Goldsboro, NC, USA 05-27-10
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    "Not her best"

    I've listened to or read several of JP's books but had a hard time making myself finish this one. The story just didn't measure up to her others.

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    Helen Bruder 06-23-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent"

    I loved this book. The characters kept you interested. I couldn't decide who to root for and it kept me guessing until the end which I love.

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    DesignerBee Ft. Worth, TX 03-24-08
    DesignerBee Ft. Worth, TX 03-24-08 Member Since 2009

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    "Wonderful book"

    I've recently discovered Picoult and I this is my third book. I really enjoyed it and found myself looking forward to being in the car so I could listen to my book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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