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  • A Spark of Light

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Jodi Picoult
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,873

The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center - a women’s reproductive health services clinic. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter. Then he finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Least favorite Picoult book

  • By Stephanie Stupack on 10-09-18

Not my favorite Jodi Picoult book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I’m a fan of Picoult ‘s work and have read most of her books. However, this book was not her best and was a disappointment. The story was written in flashbacks. It jumped all over the place from past to present and character to character which made it very difficult to follow the story. The character development was lost. Overall, a total disappointment.

  • Hello, Darkness

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of tragic mistakes, Paris Gibson has led a life of virtual isolation, coming alive only at night when she hosts her popular radio show. Then one listener - who identifies himself as "Valentino" - tells Paris that the girl he loves jilted him because of Paris's on-air advice. He intends to exact revenge by killing the girl and then coming after Paris. Desperate to stop the sinister Valentino, Paris enlists the help of the police - including crime psychologist Dean Malloy, the very man she had hoped never to meet again....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Mystery That Will Keep You Guessing...

  • By R. Pontiflet on 10-15-15

Suspense to the end

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-13

Fast read. Story kept you guessing, intrigued and in suspense to the end. Totally worth the read.

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  • House Rules

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,178

One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book until the ending

  • By Charlotte on 03-12-10

Good story, disappointing ending

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-13

The story line was interesting and engaging but the ending was abrupt and did not address open questions. As a Jodi Piccoult fan, I was disappointed.