We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Salem Falls Audiobook

Salem Falls

Regular Price:$28.34
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult comes a compelling and disturbing novel about a prep school teacher accused of rape by a group of young girls, the woman who stands by him, and the repercussions of the case in a small New England town where the past is only a heartbeat away.

Love can redeem a man...but secrets and lies can condemn him.

A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. Now, washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-or-Diner, he slips quietly into his new routine, and Addie finds this unassuming man fitting easily inside her heart. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secrets - and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation.

Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: to a town searching for answers, to a justice system where truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray, and to the woman who has come to love him.

©2001 Jodi Picoult. All rights reserved (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio, Inc. All rights reserved.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (151 )
5 star
 (85)
4 star
 (35)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (5)
Overall
4.2 (138 )
5 star
 (77)
4 star
 (32)
3 star
 (13)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.3 (137 )
5 star
 (81)
4 star
 (28)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Rania Treadwell 06-29-16 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Full of filler"

    This book is full of unnecessary details. The story could have been good but was dragged out so much I found it hard to pay attention. If this hadn't been an audible purchase I wouldn't have finished it. The best part is the last sentence of the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    TL 04-06-17
    TL 04-06-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    67
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent Book! Highly Recommend"

    Great story up to the last word. Narrator is perfect for this one. Well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    isabelle 03-10-17
    isabelle 03-10-17 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    26
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent book!"

    Once again, I found myself delighted by another of mrs Picoult's books.
    Beautiful characters, credible story and last minute twist, it's all there....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robin Quinton 07-12-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story, not great reader"

    Love the story. Jodi Picoult always delivers, but you can constantly hear the reader drink and swallow. Not a pleasant sound.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer CLAYTON, NC, United States 06-24-17
    Amazon Customer CLAYTON, NC, United States 06-24-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not my cup of tea."

    I didn't care for this book at all. Too predictable. Too many characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    cjw 06-19-17
    cjw 06-19-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terribly Disappointing Plot and Performance"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I typically love Jodi Picoult's work, and this is the first novel of hers that I have detested. It is full of cliches, superfluous characters, useless details etc. This reads like a rough draft from a novice.


    Has Salem Falls turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I will continue to read Picoult's work. I will ensure it has a different narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Julia Gibson could be heard swallowing and rustling in the background. Her characterizations were contrived, cliche, and distracting at best.


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

    No. This book was a one dimensional 18 hour nightmare to listen to on my commutes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    marie 05-22-17
    marie 05-22-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome!"

    Page turner, kept me up through the night to finish.
    A must read! You will not be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 04-13-17 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Anxiety Inducing"

    I can't believe how quickly I finished this book! I was listening to it at every chance I got. My only complaint is the woman narrator is not great at doing men's voices and there are a lot of male characters in this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Samantha Irey 02-04-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great book"

    this is a great book, my only complaint would be how many times they used G-damn in it..... almost made me not finish it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ann 12-11-16
    Ann 12-11-16 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    193
    31
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"

    Not Jodi Picoult's best book by any means. Too much jumping around in time. I love Ms. Picoult's work, and this is the first book of hers that has disappointed me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Ms
    9/4/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Boring and predictable"

    I have read and loved every one of Picoult's books but found this one to be so very disappointing. The characters were hard to sympathise with and the storyline and pace were slow and left me disinterested in the outcome- which I had guessed early on. I only continued to the end to see if I was right.
    Perhaps Picoult sounds better in my own voice as the narration grated intensely. I want to mention a positive, but I can't find one.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Susannah Richman Hughes
    Lancashire
    8/30/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Really enjoyable read"

    Really enjoyed sitting back and listening to this story unfold hour after hour..think it was just over 18 hours - excellent value. Jodi certainly knows how to craft a story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.