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Leaving Time Audiobook

Leaving Time

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Publisher's Summary

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident.

Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals.

A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.

Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who’d originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues.

As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realise that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers. As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerising finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

©2014 Jodi Picoult (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.' (Stephen King, best-selling author.)

"It’s hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes." (The Financial Times)

"Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling.'" (Associated Press)

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    Ruth Australia 02/12/2014
    Ruth Australia 02/12/2014 Member Since 2017
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    "Give it a miss!"

    As I have not read anything of Jodi Picoult's since 'My Sister's Keeper', which I found both gripping and heart wrenching I was excited to start this audio book. Unfortunately I am not impressed and I am not sure that I will even bother finishing it.

    At first I attributed my dislike the annoying voice over artist, particularly her grating reading of the daughter character. As I progressed I realised that the problem seeped far deeper that the voice artist but the characters themselves and the completely unbelievable storyline that too often drifts into a tale about numerous elephants.

    I find science and behavioural patterns very interesting and love a good good documentary however Picoult's telling is a dream like and romanticised; the self indulgent writing fails to make me empathise or care about any of the animals or humans depicted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12/04/2017
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    "Such a great story!"

    I loved that this was just as much about the elephants as it was about people and will definitely be donating to one of the elephant protection websites. It was a very moving story. Thanks so much to the author for spotlighting conservation!

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    Angela Landmann Australia 06/01/2017
    Angela Landmann Australia 06/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Another gripping story with great twists"

    Couldn't stop listening, I'd even stay in my car when arriving places do I could keep listening.

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    Teresa 14/12/2016
    Teresa 14/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Nope.... NO"

    Towards the end of this book I was ready to throw my device across the room. The narrator who was the voice of Alice spoke way too slowly and unfortunately she was the one with all the Elephant information. Now don't get me wrong, I do not have anything against Elephants but I didn't want a lesson in all things Elephant. I fell asleep countless times during the Elephant sermons mostly because of the narrator and her slow delivery of the information but also because of the repetitive nature of the commentary.

    I did not like the character of Alice at all. She seemed to me to be cold and so rapped up in the Elephants that she failed to treat the people in her life the way they deserved to be treated.

    I have read several of the authors other books and have loved them. This one was a no for me. For so many reasons.

    I will not give away the punch line but I found it to hard to suspend disbelief long enough to appreciate it.

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    Anna Spencer Sydney, Australia 11/10/2016
    Anna Spencer Sydney, Australia 11/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "The magic of elephants"

    A very interesting story, which includes fascinating information about elephant behaviour.

    The story is gripping, with an unusual twist at the end.

    I found Alice's voice rather soporific and found that I was losing concentration in her segments of the story. Jenna's performance was excellent!

    This audio book would appeal to someone interested in elephants and the paranormal.

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    Valerie Hancock 24/09/2016
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    "disappointing"

    not what the synopsis lead me to believe the story was about. turned out to be hocus-pocus and animal activisim.

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    Pamela Taverniti 13/03/2016
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    "Boring!"
    What would have made Leaving Time better?

    A little more excitement in the readers' voices.


    What could Jodi Picoult have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Left out some of the repetition about elephants. Sure its about grief, but sooo miserable for the entire book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    No.


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    sharon 05/01/2016
    sharon 05/01/2016
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    "Well worth a read"

    An excellent read highly recommended you will not be disappointed. I love it was not predictable

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    Kirie 17/10/2015
    Kirie 17/10/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Twist!"

    Great book - would recommend- did not expect the twist. Moving story. Love the author and my next download will be one of hers

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    Joy 11/07/2015
    Joy 11/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "elephants"

    loved the twist and the information about elephants. enjoyed the different voices for each character.

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