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Wonderful story of a woman in a very difficult situation doing the best she can. Very colorful characters, especially the star of a successful anti-religious TV show, who is out to disprove her daughter's visions and gifts. Great narration and great ending. If you listen you'll be engrossed, regardless of your religious beliefs. First and foremost it's a story about a woman trying to keep her daughter. Enjoy!!
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I am a big Jodi Picoult fan. I start every Picoult book with high expectations. During the first part of this book however, I was scratching my head. It was slow. I was determined to give the book a fair shake. And the slowness eventually gave way to Jodi's engaging writing style. There were three things that I felt weren't quite up to her usual standards: 1. ) the plot/story was a bit unrealistic for me (I am not religious). However, if you can suspend your personal beliefs the story is still well told. 2.) Typically, all of the characters in Jodi's books are very well developed, but I missed the full development and background for characters like the husband. He was pretty flat. And last of all 3.) if you listen to this book on an ipod, you will hear one of the narrators swallow and swish inbetween passages. This was like fingernails on the chalkboard to me, and even with my limited audio editing knowledge I recognized that those were items that could have been edited out of the recording.
However, despite these three things, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. I was sad when the book ended. And with that, I give the book a solid four stars.
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