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This has to be one of Jodi Picoult's best novels. I'm not going to go into detail with a synopsis of the story because that, dear listener, is for you to discover for yourself.
But the narration by this wonderful set of gifted people and the twists and turns along the way left me always wanting more.
Each time I had to end my listening session it was with reluctance and an eagerness for the next. As the end of the story approached I was completely engaged, eager and waiting for resolution, but sad to know the story would soon end.
Once it did I felt like I knew the characters and missed them. If it had been a book it would have been 'un-put-downable'.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I read several reviews and was put off that it would be the same as "The Green Mile". I equally love that book but I figured it would be a waste of time if they were the same.
They are not. There are similarities but this is it's own story and definitely worth a read. My pillow was soaked with tears by the end of the book as I like to listen to the audio book at night.
This is the second Jodi Picoult book I've read and has certainly lived up to expectations.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Twists and turns of suspense, It was hard to to put this book down! I enjoyed every word and lesson it has taught me!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
The story was overly religious/ spiritual and too politically charged for my taste. I also found the character of Shay Bourne to be inconsistent. While that may have been the authors intent, it distracted me from the story line. Shay is introduced as an uneducated, borderline mentally challenged young man, however throughout the story his vocabulary is broad and his remarks filled with wit.
The up side is that it challenged my thinking on real world issues and tugged a bit on the heart strings. I have enjoyed other titles by this author and although this is not my favorite, I look forward to reading more of her work.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful