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Second Glance Audiobook

Second Glance: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

"Sometimes I wonder.... Can a ghost find you if she wants to?"

An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. When odd, supernatural events plague the town of Comtosook, a ghost hunter is hired by the developer to help convince the residents that there's nothing spiritual about the property.

Enter Ross Wakeman, a suicidal drifter who has put himself in mortal danger time and again. He's driven his car off a bridge into a lake. He's been mugged in New York City and struck by lightning in a calm country field. Yet despite his best efforts, life clings to him and pulls him ever deeper into the empty existence he cannot bear since his fiancée's death in a car crash eight years ago. Ross now lives only for the moment he might once again encounter the woman he loves. But in Comtosook, the only discovery Ross can lay claim to is that of Lia Beaumont, a skittish, mysterious woman who, like Ross, is on a search for something beyond the boundary separating life and death.

Thus begins Jodi Picoult's enthralling and ultimately astonishing story of love, fate, and a crime of passion. Hailed by critics as a "master" storyteller (Washington Post), Picoult once again "pushes herself, and consequently the reader, to think about the unthinkable" (Denver Post). Second Glance, her eeriest and most engrossing work yet, delves into a virtually unknown chapter of American history - Vermont's eugenics project of the 1920s and '30s - to provide a compelling study of the things that come back to haunt us - literally and figuratively. Do we love across time or in spite of it?

©2003 Jodi Picoult (P)2003 Simon & Schuster

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    LC 07-28-16
    LC 07-28-16

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    "Almost like reading Stephen King"

    I have always enjoyed Jodi Picoult's books, but this is the first one that made me forget it was her writing and not my favorite author, Stephen King. Great story! I didn't want it to end.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    B. Coats Starkville, MS 05-28-16
    B. Coats Starkville, MS 05-28-16 Member Since 2017

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    My favorite book of all time, next to To Kill a Mockingbird. I've listened to it 3 times.

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    Susan Kelly 11-01-16
    Susan Kelly 11-01-16
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    "Hard to follow"

    I've read almost every book this author has published and this was my least favorite. So many characters and story lines I found myself dreading to open it back up again but I kept hoping it would get better. Somehow it never did. Very disappointing.











    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dianefino 11-07-16
    Dianefino 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Mesmerizing story!"

    I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I loved the characters and how rich the narratives were. I highly recommend it.

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    Engaging story to the end. characters you can relate too.
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    Bryan 12-20-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I liked the twists, but sometimes it took too long to get there.
    It's a great book for anyone who loves Jodi's work. A must read.
    I gave it a 5 star because it kept me coming back for more, I listen to the book in my car on my way to work every day. Some days I have to turn it on at work - when the coast is clear!

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    Lucy 12-04-16
    Lucy 12-04-16 Member Since 2012

    I so enjoy Audible...helps me get my to-do list accomplished.

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    "long book wish never ended"

    so hard to keep up with it. the beginning, not a book you can multi task with....so so with the time investment. ❤

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    Linda C Shelby Twp, MI, USA 05-29-17
    Linda C Shelby Twp, MI, USA 05-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So many characters"

    Remarkable how a story can have so many characters weaved together over generations, alive and not-so-living. I almost needed a character map, but somehow it all came together at the end.

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    MsLaurenL 05-03-17
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    "Too Long, Too many stories"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    needed more than 1 narrator,


    What could Jodi Picoult have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This was enough material for 2 books


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Guidall’s performances?

    yes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Liked the ghost hunting theme


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    Leisa 03-26-17
    Leisa 03-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not Picoult's Best"
    What would have made Second Glance better?

    I have been a Picoult fan for years and read/listened to many of her books. This is my least favorite of all. Does not even seem to be the same author. Some previous reviews also mention a similarity to Stephen King in this story (who I also like). I did not get that, and found the story to be just unbelievable.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jodi Picoult again?

    yes


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