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Nineteen Minutes Audiobook

Nineteen Minutes: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of My Sister's Keeper and The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes - or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show, destroying the closest of friendships and families.

©2007 Jodi Picoult (P)2007 Simon & Schuster

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    Alexandria 05-25-16
    Alexandria 05-25-16
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    "Amazing"
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    This is my favorite book of hers so far. The way the story was written in unbelievable. I love how she wrote in all the views of the people involved in the school shooting. I was so amazed by the twist that came later on towards the end. This is defiantly a good book for all families to read, as it covers a lot of important topics.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-10-17 Member Since 2016

    My mom makes me promise not to buy more than 2 books every time i leave the house. I am 26 years old.

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    "Could be better narrated"

    the story line got me hooked from the very start. i love how the book starts by building this character of a boy that ends up the way e did. However, my favorite part was the trail!
    the only thing i didnt enjoy was the narration. it was kind monotonic and i found myself a bit bored with her sometimes. I wish it was more interactive with the intensity of the story.
    overall, i would recommend it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jaynelle K. 03-12-17
    Jaynelle K. 03-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    Sad, but good story. I love how Jodi takes real controversial issues and educates us on both sides of the issue....All while entertaining us!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mtnrunnergirl 07-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Jodi Picoult is a Brilliant author"

    This my third book by Jodi Picoult. She tells real stories in the clearest, voice. Each character holds their own. I have learned and grown as a woman, sister, wife, friend, and mother, by each. Thank

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    Vlynn NM 07-17-17
    Vlynn NM 07-17-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Sad!"

    This was such a sad book in more ways than one. It was hard to listen to but then again I couldn't hardly turn it off. So much truth in the story, if kids could only see what their words do to others.

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    Eric Cardoza 05-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "tragically profound story"

    This story was written so well. I started off thinking it was going to be tragic, reading about the victims. I was surprised to find that victims aren't always who we think they are.
    As a mother, who was once a shy, weak little girl, this story affected me in so many ways. I connected with characters that I never would've imagined.

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    Lesley B 05-04-17
    Lesley B 05-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, well read."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nineteen Minutes to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nineteen Minutes?

    The twist towards the end.


    Which character – as performed by Carol Monda – was your favorite?

    Probably the Judge/Mom.


    If you could rename Nineteen Minutes, what would you call it?

    It's the perfect name - I wouldn't change it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Brow 04-23-17
    Karen Brow 04-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Juvenile perspective"

    I like Jodi Picoult's writing, but this book seemed like a "young reader's" story of high school cruelties and first love. I thought some of the characters were one dimensional and found myself thinking "yea, yea, I get it." Will try more of her books, but didn't care for this one and did not finish.

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    Linda 04-03-17
    Linda 04-03-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Sort of sappy."

    You could predict the ending from the middle. Yada. Yada Figteen more words. Yada. Yada

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    James Brown 04-03-17
    James Brown 04-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story"

    This book was something that ended up shocking me because I didn't expect it to be such a great story!

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    1/30/17
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    "Nineteen Minutes - Although subject matter not nice, good storytelling"

    Nineteen Minutes - Although subject matter not nice, good storytelling
    Jodi does write book that give you an all perspective of the characters in the book.
    Narration was OK sometimes I felt there could have been a bit more passion in her voice

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lorrie
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    "thought provoking"

    Worth your time to listen to this story. I nearly rejected the book early on as it was a bit slow and confusing initially setting the scene and introducing the characters. However, once set it had a thought provoking storyline.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hatrack
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    "A brilliantly written book."

    One of the best books I've listened to in a long time. I just couldn't stop listening.

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  • Sarah
    5/21/17
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    "highly recommend"

    This book is another thought provoking current and relevant story by Jodi. I find it fascinating the way she can get you to empathise with nearly all characters... even if they have done something compleged heinous. I was completely captivated! highly recommend. loved it

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  • rachel preston
    4/25/17
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    "Gripping story!"

    Realistically makes you think how our world is steadily changing! As always with this author there is always a small but well thought out twist at the end. Gripping read. My only negatives is the chapters are VERY long

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  • tanya williamson
    3/13/17
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    "thought provoking, intelligently written twisted"

    The Americanisms annoyed me at first especially the overuse of the word "sucked" however this and the. narrator's American accent faded due to her compelling storytelling and twisted plot lines. An excellent read definitely reading more Jodi Picoult. Ace

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katie D
    2/27/17
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    "Brilliant!"

    well written and well narrated. a troubling story that highlights the traumatic effects of bullying

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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