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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
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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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    revis1321 10-18-17
    revis1321 10-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Audiobook needed"

    It seems like the author was trying to ink a movie deal with this novel, there were sooooo many unneeded details that hindered the book. I had to read this for class and it isn't a book I would picked up, nor would I recommend it now that I've read it. I couldn't bare to read this book I HAD to buy the audiobook in order to get through it and as a reader that is tough to do.

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    JourneyBlessing 09-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great insider view of the 'book' beyond the cover"

    We, as people, as so much more than our cover often portrays ...this book gives a wonderful 'inside the mind' view of the dynamics that make us each tick! While rather 'wordy', the extra words takes the reader to the depths of despair, the heights of hope, the helplessness of fear, and the peace of truth. It keeps you wanting to know more! I work at a High School, and this book provided me with yet another set of eyes and heart to view my students!

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    Kristy Conway 09-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great book by Jodi"

    Never a dull moment. Wonderful Writer. I love every book I've read of the cars!

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    Marsha Brown-Reale 09-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"

    I liked all the characters. It gave me a different outlook on school shootings. I always wondered about how people felt on both sizes. This book will give some good insight to some of the feelings. It reminded me of junior high and high school and what I went through with bullying. No, I did not shoot anybody but I did go after the person who was taunting me.I saw an opportunity to scare the hell out of her let's just say there was no blood or broken bones. The person did leave me alone.

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    Ben K. 08-29-17
    Ben K. 08-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Riveting!"

    The book gripped me and adequately portrayed all sides of the story. It shows how complex human development actually is.

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    Karen 08-22-17
    Karen 08-22-17
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    "I couldn't put it down"
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    This book was hard to put down, I found myself taking breaks at work and from family to read it!

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    Christy J. 08-08-17
    Christy J. 08-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Expertly crafted"

    Picoult does not disappoint as far as how she develops conflict and provokes thought. The characters, however, are not my favorites of hers. It is a matter of preference, but there isn't a single character I could relate to or fully empathize with, which is rare for me.

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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
  • brenda peirce
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    "Nineteen minutes"

    Different but interesting, not my favourite jodi picoult book, complicated and a disappointing end. Nevertheless I listened to the whole book.

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    8/24/17
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    "enjoyable read
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    enjoyed this book a lot. i would definitely recommend it. end was unexpected which I liked.

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  • anhalf
    7/28/17
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    "gripping drama"

    loved this. not a huge fan of the narrator, but fortunately the story is so compelling that this can be overlooked. credible characters and plenty of twists and turns. I was trying to second guess . left me with some unanswered questions, but rather that than a predictable plot anytime. highly recommended this .

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  • Hatrack
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    6/20/17
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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

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  • 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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