Harvesting the Heart

  • by Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by Kate Harper, Garrick Hagon
  • 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her when she was five. Now, having left home and her father for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, Paige finds herself with a child of her own. Emotionally and physically exhausted, overwhelmed by the demands of her family, Paige cannot forget her mother's absence or the shameful memories from her own past. Her next step would have been unthinkable before her doubts about her maternal ability crept into her mind. Is it possible Paige's baby would be better off without her?

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Good listen

I am a big fan and thought this book was very good if a little slow at first. Some of the passages describing the feelings of a new mother are extremely emotive and sensitively written and tug deep at the heart strings
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- joanne

A relationship dissected

This book is typical Jodi Picoult: intense introspection into relationships coupled with quite a bit of medical detail (the author has medical training and it shows!). Paige and Nicholas are the couple whose relationship the book follows in minuet detail from exultant first flush of love to dissolution and resentment. The differences in their social backgrounds, the pressures of his work as a heart surgeon and her struggles with post-natal depression all add to the turmoil of emotions that the author is so good at describing. Having two narrators works well and both are good at making their characters come to life. I enjoyed the book and have only knocked off a star as I find the excessive use of similes annoying as it levaes little for the listener's imagination.
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- Kirstine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-10-2010
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited