Songs of the Humpback Whale

  • by Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by Jim Colby, Elizabeth Morton, Jonathan Davis, Carol Monda, Chris Sorensen
  • 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The powerful debut novel from New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult, Songs of the Humpback Whale is a moving story of love and family told through the eyes of five people: Jane Jones, her daughter Rebecca, and three very different men in their lives. After a watershed moment in their marriage, Jane leaves Oliver, her renowned marine biologist husband, and begins a journey across the country with Rebecca in search of understanding about her troubled past.


What the Critics Say

"This powerful and affecting novel demonstrates that there are as many truths to a story as there are people to tell it." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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This was the worst book I have ever listened to and of course, the worst book I have listened to of Jodi Piccoult. Her facts were all wrong, especially on geography and her story line was completely unrealistic. I can't believe she went on to write other books that are acceptable. I can't stress strongly enough how much I disliked this book.
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- Pam

So Glad This is now Available on audio

I had been waiting for this to come out on an audio book. I have read/listened to all of Jodi Picoults books. This is her first one. I have to say it isn't her best but for a first it is very good. An interesting portrayal of when you become your mom or dad and you didn't want to. A journey many of us wish we could take and don't.
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- Cindy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-30-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books