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Plain Truth Audiobook

Plain Truth

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of My Sister's Keeper comes the riveting story of a murder that shatters the picturesque calm of Amish country - and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer defending the woman at the center of the storm.

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: Circumstantial evidence suggests that 18-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide - and for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "plain", Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within - to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters her life.

©2000 Jodi Picoult (P)2000 Simon & Schuster

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    Andrea Harney 04/01/2017
    Andrea Harney 04/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A twist you don't see coming!"

    At times repetitive and slow this story captures your attention by the end and the twist comes completely unexpectedly!

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    Stephanie 24/11/2016
    Stephanie 24/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    The volume changed too much with the narrator whispering which made it hard to listen.

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  • SarahLee
    4/05/16
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    "Good story, fix the reading."

    Why are there two readers alternately reading the same parts??? They sound nothing alike and it only serves to confuse the listener throughout the entire book. This absolutely needs to be re-recorded. The story itself was good, not great. There's a paranormal aspect that seemed to go nowhere and the ending was a disappointment but it was worth listening to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • melissa
    Vero Beach, FL, United States
    5/05/16
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    "Nice story"

    Good insite into Amish life. Interesting story. A little long and redundant but that's a court case for ya..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gail Palmer
    20/03/17
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    "Great Read"

    An enlightening insight into Amish life and lifestyle. Kept me guessing right up to the last paragraph! Great story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • KittyScrambles
    4/03/17
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    "Let's get better narrators"

    I love Jodi Picoult books sooooo much!!! But seriously, what is up with all of the audiobook narrators being TERRIBLE!!!!! Not a single one of her books has a good narrator. I wish I had time to read the books myself so I wouldn't have to listen to such irritating voices...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • horsestuff
    Revere, PA, United States
    21/02/17
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    "Slow, predictable, boring"

    Long on Amish culture which I liked but the story fell flat. They went over and over and over again the fact that there were no facts to this case - characters were introduced with no purpose and no follow-up, very sloppy writing - really no purpose to this novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Summer L
    1/02/17
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    "Not worth it"

    The twist in this book is so painfully obvious the entire time. You get taken all around with no reward. I don't know if I've ever figured out who a murderer is this easily and waited so long for it to be revealed.

    The only thing I liked about this book was learning more about being Amish. Otherwise, it was a total waste of time. The narrators were super annoying when reading Katie's voice, and they kept switch back and forth but not as different characters, each narrator read all parts, which was just strange to me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    11/07/17
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    "Great book."

    Great book. Very well written. Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Betsy
    10/06/17
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    "Thought provoking"

    What would it mean if we always put others first? It's very thought provoking to think about being plain. I knew the mother did it, but couldn't understand why she let Katie take the rap. I love Jodi Picoult, but sometimes her legal scenes miss the mark for me as a trial attorney. For instance in over 32 years of practice, I never ran across such a silly sounding judge although the narrator might be partly to blame. And everyone learns in law school that certain religious branches will not swear on the Bible. That would not come as a surprise to any seasoned judge or trial lawyer. But, as usual, it was a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    15/05/17
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    "Interesting but tedious..."

    The book has an interesting story line but is way too repetitive and gets quite tedious. The audio voices for the men were very difficult to listen to - they all sounded sleazy and angry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eric Cardoza
    8/05/17
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    "SLOW"

    so slow. the story was not up to JP's usual standard, and the narration was really confusing. most of JP's books use a different narrator for each character. this one has 2 narrators and I never knew which character I was following.
    I'm pretty bummed I wasted an audible point of this rather than one of her other books that I know and love. everything interesting happens in the first and last 10 minutes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs Tiffany J Newton
    18/06/17
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    "Loved every moment of Plain Truth"

    It kept me gripped from the very start. The characters drew me in, the story kept me guessing. Sad to have finished it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timedout
    England
    25/04/17
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    "Very interesting but went on a bit"

    It's an interesting look at what it means to be Amish and I found myself researching the subject further after finishing this. The main thread of the story was engaging enough to keep me listening but was quite a slow burn. This is my first Jodi Picoult listen so I'm not sure if this is her usual pace but I like a bit more action and a few more twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucy Van Baars
    17/01/17
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    "Picoult doing what she does best"

    I really got into this book, as with most Jodi picoult novels I found it followed the typical legal and moral dilemma path, raising ethical issues and evoking conflicting & fluctuating feelings.

    Although the pattern is familiar the story is unique and explores a community and lifestyle that is interesting to learn about/gain an insight into. Similarly, the obvious research the author has done in order to describe in so much detail and with such accuracy the legal arguments also enables me to be educated without feeling like I was in a classroom or being lectured to.

    I think picoult's best craft is weaving such strong and meaty subjects and research inbetween layers of heart, human emotion and relationships. I think I am trying to say she opens up unfamiliar and perhaps unappealing topics and /or science by making it accessible through gripping drama.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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