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  • Mercy

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 444

Police chief Cameron McDonald has lived in idyllic Wheelock, Massachusetts for most of his life, as has his beloved wife Allie. Their comfortable lives are thrown into tumult, however, when Cam's distant cousin Jamie arrives in town along with his wife's dead body. Jamie admits to the murder - a mercy killing to end the pain caused by a ravaging cancer. And now Cam is torn by his oath to uphold justice and his family obligations as chief of the Scottish McDonald clan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Picoult meet Gabeldon whilst searchin' the heather

  • By PlantCrone on 08-13-12

<Yawn... Yawn... Yawn...>

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I love many of Jodi Picoult’s books and really like the others... But this story was incredibly boring and the characters pathetic! There is very little time spent in the court room and when the story does go there, there’s no drama whatsoever. It felt like a first romance novel written by a teenager with incredibly sappy language used over and over and over... If you like Harlequin Romance novels without action and drama, then give this book a try. But don’t bother if you are a fan of Picoult’s usual storylines full of real emotion, conflict & page turning drama. I found myself yelling at the characters to get a life and fighting nausea at the never ending descriptions of how the lovers felt about each other. Sorry, Jodi, but the only Mercy I found in this novel was when a narrator finally said, “The End.”

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time's Convert

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,691

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please have Jennifer rerecord this book. Please

  • By teri segrest on 09-19-18

Still waiting for the Magic to start

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Like so many others I couldn’t wait for this book to come out... But I don’t think I have ever been more disappointed in a story. I don’t understand how a brilliant writer could be so far off the mark this time. I kept waiting for the real story to begin. No excitement, no drama, no intrigue— no magic. All backstory, no plot. Many reviews have trashed the narrator, but I think she is being scapegoated . She didn’t have much of anything to work with. Why didn’t the editor notice what a bore this was? I’m still waiting to hear this was all a mistake and the real book will be out soon.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful