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Perfect Match Audiobook

Perfect Match

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Publisher's Summary

In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well.

In a heartbeat, Nina's absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her son - no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice.

©2002 Jodi Picoult (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    DKW 12-18-13
    DKW 12-18-13
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    "Not her best"

    I do not think this is Picoult's best book. I ALMOST stopped listening to it after the first couple of hours. What didn't I like? It spent way too much time at the beginning talking about what the mother was thinking about the terrible situation. But most of all, the main character, the mother, just wasn't very likeable to me. I really didn't like her, I didn't like how she reacted to things, she seemed selfish and at times her decisions didn't even make sense. Quite a few times I would think, "I can't believe you are acting like that." I also thought some of the situations were a bit too extreme and unbelievable. I did listen to the end just to find out what happened.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra San Diego, CA, United States 09-19-13
    Sandra San Diego, CA, United States 09-19-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Just ok"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I can't say I hated it, it was entertaining and there were times I didn't want to stop listening, but it was far from My sister's keeper. I've enjoyed Picoult's books, although MSK and House rules were my favorites. It wasn't realistic court room drama, at times making me think "really?? I doubt day times soaps would be that misleading". That being said, if you like love triangles, parental struggles and trying to walk a mile in another woman's shoes, you won't be wasting a credit.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jodi Picoult before, how does this one compare?

    It really doesn't and I've read/listened to several.


    Do you think Perfect Match needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    uhh, nope.


    Any additional comments?

    Go for My sister's keeper, House rules or even nineteen minutes before this one.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Dyan Putzel Edson, Alberta 11-15-14
    Dyan Putzel Edson, Alberta 11-15-14 Member Since 2014

    Kendra's Mommy

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    "How far would you go to protect your child?"

    That's the question asked in this book. A riveting read, I didn't want to stop listening! The narration was very good, I always prefer books done with multiple readers rather than one person doing all the voices. There is a predictable turn in this book that I saw coming, but then BAM! She hit us with something completely unexpected. Even the ending was a surprise to me. I liked this very, very much.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa dudley, MA, United States 03-18-13
    Lisa dudley, MA, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2013

    I love to shop & listen to audio bks

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    "Perfect Match was worth the credit"

    I think by listening to the Storyteller first is what made me give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was quite as good as Storyteller but it was a good listen. Jodi Picoult is consistent in her writing and I feel it was worth the credit used to obtain this book.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Pbnfreak 10-15-14
    Pbnfreak 10-15-14
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    "Terrible!"

    Tried this author for the first time. Ridiculous characters! No depth. Just rubbish! Never again!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen 08-08-14
    Colleen 08-08-14
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    "Absolute Waste of Money"
    What would have made Perfect Match better?

    Nothing.


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

    Never have written it in the first place.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    Everything.


    What character would you cut from Perfect Match?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed Picoult's My Sister's Keeper, so I was extremely disappointed in this absolute disgrace of a novel. The plot is predictable and therefore boring, it was impossible to relate to the characters, and the main character's actions are so unbelievably stupid as to make her absurd. Even after all this, I might have upped my rating of Perfect Match by a star if they had at least chosen a decent narrator to read it. As it stands, the voice of the main character is so simpering as to be insufferable. Bottom line, don't waste your money.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Vincent 06-01-14
    Vincent 06-01-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not worth your time"
    What would have made Perfect Match better?

    I believe the main character, Nina should have been more portrayed as deranged psychopath with ocd...it would then be more understandable as to why she acted the way she did. I personally had a hard time following her reasoning and motivations.


    Has Perfect Match turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I usually like Picoult's books but would not have spent a credit if I knew more of the story line.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Perfect Match?

    Anything involving Nina and her OCD tendencies.


    Any additional comments?

    Yuck.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Rhody Tennessee 06-28-17
    Pamela Rhody Tennessee 06-28-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Awesome!"

    Loved this book from start to finish! Jody is my new favorite author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    WesternMan 04-25-17
    WesternMan 04-25-17
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    "Wish I had stopped listening & made up my own end"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone with a strong moral compass should be very disturbed at the premise.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    ANGER- Even though this is not real, I was very dissapointed that the outcome was allowed to be what it was. Right is right and wrong is wrong. The main character even knew this as she tried desperately to convince herself that what she did was right.


    Any additional comments?

    Near the end I was talking to my husband about how upset I was going to be if the book turned out how it looked like it was going to. He suggested I quit listening and make up my own ending. Boy do I wish I had listened to him!!! It is very disturbing that someone might actually be able to delude themselves and those around them like this character did. People can get away with things in books that they can't get away with in real life, but even in books people should only be able to get away with so much. I wish I had not wasted part of my life on this book.<br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kathleen 01-24-17
    kathleen 01-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great courtroom drama. Not my favorite Jodi P."

    I put off reading this because I thought it was a little too close to home. But really it's more of a legal story about unexpected twists and turns, like in life and how none of us can be sure or in control of much but our own actions. Suspenseful, well done, entertaining. The boy's voice was a bit too high and girlish. But a solid four.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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