When Luke Warren is involved in a car accident that leaves him in a coma, his family face an impossible dilemma. His daughter, Cara, will fight everything and everyone to save her father's life. But his son, Edward, can't imagine that a man who once ran with wolves could ever be happy with a different life. Now they must choose: Do they keep Luke alive, hoping for a miracle? Or do they let him go?
The number-one best-selling author Jodi Picoult here tells an unforgettable story about family, love, and letting go.
©2012 Jodi Picoult (P)2012 Recorded Books LLC
Although the topics of Jodi Picoult's books are always interesting, listening to this audiobook reminded me of why I stopped reading her books. It's overwritten, with a metaphor or simile around every corner, too much symbolism and what eventually felt like forced parallels being drawn between wolf packs and family dynamics.
I haven't listened to a Jodi Picoult book before. Have read about four of her other novels.
I loved Mark Zeisler's voice as Luke. It's basically what kept me listening. But the narrators who voiced Georgie and Cara in particular were quite annoying - I found them melodramatic and sing-song in that peculiarly American way.
Yes. It almost seems as if it was written with a movie in mind.
Nice similes for family dynamic and I always love learning a bit about a topic I haven't explored before (like wolves) as you do in all Jodi's books. Ending a little erupt and therefore predictable but still enjoyable.
Love to read and love to Listen.
you have to be in the right frame of mind for this.
It has a lot of legal jargon, which was fine but it is a more serious book than i would normaly listen to.
very detailed, intelligently written.
Another great book from Jodie picoult, narrator was excellent. I loved the storyline and learning more about wolves. I find her books to be incredibly well researched and always learn from them as well as enjoying a gripping read.
It's hard to believe that this book is by the same author as the engrossing "House Rules". Buried under an excess of details about the social interactions of wolf packs, that verged on the anthropomorphic, there is a story that explores a topical moral dilemma over what to do when a loved one is in a irreversible vegetative state. All the stuff about wolves is there to make laboured points about the similarities to human family life. The prose is stuffed with far too many embellishing similes I felt I would scream I heard yet another "as if" or "like" leaving nothing to the imagination. The readers are all good in their parts but the behaviour of the people they are depicting is at times unconvincing.
I found this full of chilches and really rather dull. However, as a documentary about wolf packs and the family structure I found it fascinating - assuming it is accurate! Maybe as a male reader I'm not the target audience as my wife enjoyed it more (though not one of her favourites) but the story was not at all gripping and upon hearing the epilogue I had to stop myself throwing the iPod out of the window - it's an unforgivable and ridiculous conclusion! The narrators are very good though.
"Save your time and money!"
Let me start by saying, I used to love Jodi Picoult's novels. They are always well researched and until recently I have enjoyed listening to them. The last few books have been sentimentally predictable and unfortunately so is this one. The characters in Lone Wolf are stale and boring - none were truly developed. If you want to know about wolves, Shaun Ellis's book is a much better investment for your time and money.
"What you have come to expect from Jodi Picoult"
The expectedness of the story line
the intergration of wolf and human life
The variation of voices for each character made it an even better listen.
If I could I would
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