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The Pact Audiobook

The Pact

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Publisher's Summary

The Hartes and the Golds have been neighbors for 18 years and are very close. So when Chris and Emily's friendship reaches the next level, nobody is surprised. Then one night, the hospital calls. Seventeen-year-old Emily is dead - shot in the head by a gun Chris took from his father's cabinet. One bullet remains in the chamber, and Chris tells of his suicide pact with Emily. But the police have questions, and soon Chris is on trial for murder.

©2007 Jodi Picoult; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Minnie Shepherdsville, KY, United States 10-13-10
    Minnie Shepherdsville, KY, United States 10-13-10 Member Since 2008
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    "The Pact"

    Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors. In fact, this book secures her position on this list. The Pact is a book that haunts the readers long after he or she puts it down. The characters come alive within the pages. As a mother, I relate to the characters and their situations. As with all of Picoult's books, it keeps the readers wanting more and uneasy while considering what will happen next. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an emotional read. It is not a simple or relaxing story. In contrast, it is thought provoking and, at times, disturbing.

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    jessica gallagher 04-24-17
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    "Amazing!"

    Amazing book! I could listen to it over and over again! Absolutely loved it! I definitely recommend it!

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    MMEJ 03-19-17
    MMEJ 03-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing and Frustrating"

    The narrator did a good job. The story was disappointing. Sex scenes that didn't fit. The entire truth never came out. Frustrating!

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    KarynRN Syracuse, NY 03-13-17
    KarynRN Syracuse, NY 03-13-17 Member Since 2014

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    Wonderful story. The only thing is, there was one part of Emilies story that I felt was forgotten. I think this story was well written and the narrator was fabulous. I recommend this story and I wonder if anyone else noticed the part I mentioned.

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    aubie99_98 02-14-17
    aubie99_98 02-14-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a librarian working as a state worker by day and a FB stalker at night. I like thrillers, YA and, and just about anything in between.

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    "Excellent Story, but Too Long"
    What did you like best about The Pact? What did you like least?

    I loved the story behind The Pact. I loved the hot topic issue, how Picoult is always pushing ideas that are controversial. I even loved the ending! I also thought the narrator did an excellent job. What did I like least? The length. I thought this book was just too long. I feel the author could have done some editing and trimmed down a good bit to make a nicer, neater, tighter novel.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I think the most interesting aspect of the story was the trial. The expert witnesses that testified to how children and teens can express thoughts of suicide and depression. Least interesting? The repetition that seemed to occur in the description of Emily and Chris.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    I loved Jordan. I loved his confidence, his attitude, his knowledge of strengths and how to use them.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    This book is a movie, and yes, I have already gotten it. It is sitting on my kitchen table right now waiting on me to finish the book. I plan on watching tonight!


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    Elice Lehmann SAN ANTONIO, TX, US 02-09-17
    Elice Lehmann SAN ANTONIO, TX, US 02-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Heartbreaking"

    This is such a tragic story. I do wish that there had been something written about Emily's diary and how her mom felt after reading it.

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    Mrayanne Dineen 01-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Really liked this book."

    A little too long. Needed some a bridging in my opinion but very surprising as are all her books.

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    RockMommy 01-17-17
    RockMommy 01-17-17
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    "A hidden gem"

    I found this book on a BOGO sale and it turned out to be a wonderful find. It's a beautifully told story about love and loss. The characters are fleshed out well and you feel like you know them by the end. The book is long and flashes back and forth through the eyes of different characters but it's followed easily. It was definitely a pleasant surprise.

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    Andrea 01-05-17
    Andrea 01-05-17
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    "Love this author's work"

    It is a little slow in parts, but it is worth the read. I enjoyed getting to know the characters.

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    Brooklyn girl 12-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!!!"

    I don't quite understand how a story could make me so cry so much and I was still sad when it finished. Ms Picoult expresses her characters' feelings so realistically. The narration from Mr Guidall is once again superb!

    I highly recommend this story but be prepared to cry. 😉

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