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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 2,675
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,454

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

Open mindedness needed

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Enjoyed the way the story was retold from many perspectives with information slowly revealed. Wish everyone could read this book with an open mind. Thank you Jodi Picoult.

  • The Distance Between Us

  • A Memoir
  • By: Reyna Grande
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

When Reyna Grande’s father leaves his wife and three children behind in a village in Mexico to make the dangerous trek across the border to the United States, he promises he will soon return from "El Otro Lado" (The Other Side) with enough money to build them a dream house where they can all live together. His promises become harder to believe as months turn into years. When he summons his wife to join him, Reyna and her siblings are deposited in the already overburdened household of their stern, unsmiling grandmother.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - Culturally INCOMPETENT Reading

  • By Amazon on 12-22-15

Very informative

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

Certainly a good read for our times. Gives insight into the reasons to come to the United States and the personal sacrifices people make to come. Touching story.