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Small Great Things Audiobook

Small Great Things

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Publisher's Summary

The new audiobook from number one best-selling author Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility.

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us. It is about opening your eyes.

©2016 Jodi Picoult (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

What the Critics Say

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

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    Frances helsinge, Denmark 26/11/2016
    Frances helsinge, Denmark 26/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved everything about this book"
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    Jodi does it again. Written an amazing book about a very important topic , showing the story from different viewpoints. The one thing about Jodi's books is thant you never know how they sre going to end ,so you can't take it for granted that all is going to go as you hope. An amazing journey. Captured right from the start to last chapter. Loved the info at the end on how and why she wrote this story.
    Brilliant narration that truely brought the characters to life.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Wras 05/12/2016
    Wras 05/12/2016 Member Since 2016

    Kildonan by the sea

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    "Discrimination is a hellhound"


    This woman can write and create very believable characters and very engaging story lines and this book is proof of that. She usually uses her talent to make us think of moral dilemmas we confront in a world that seems to change minute by minute, but in this case, she wants to confront the biggest moral stain in America, racism, as in the black experience of racism in America. For the most part, she manages to give a message that is sad and palpable, while touching in an experience that is more contemporary than most books dare confront especially at this level of fame. I would have liked a plot that was more tightly woven especially in reference to the courtroom parts and an ending that was less sweet and positive. These are problems that need gravitas even when writing to a more popular audience, that levity takes away from the very good first half.

    Don't get me wrong it is still a good book and very entertaining, some of the characterizations are excellent and the plot moves at a steady pace but the ending is too neat for my liking.


    This is one of the best if not the best-rendered audiobook, the voices are perfect and distinctive, giving a fantastic liveliness to the telling of the story. A fantastic listen made better by the readers.


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Plumstead, London, United Kingdom 28/11/2016
    Karen Plumstead, London, United Kingdom 28/11/2016 Member Since 2012

    Always looking for a great audible read...........

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    "A good listen"

    This book kept me engaged from beginning to end. Very well written with some stand out prose. I was not sure about the author, as a white woman, writing about the experience of black men and women. However on balance as Picoult says it is better to have this conversation than not. Thought provoking and gripping.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 14/12/2016
    Susan 14/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brave and truthful"

    Jodi' s makes for uncomfortable listening, but it is truth and truth should not be ignored because it is difficult to hear!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Crafty jan 09/12/2016
    Crafty jan 09/12/2016 Member Since 2013

    Being able to lose myself in a good book has saved my sanity more times than I really want to recall . Books are my favourite friends .

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    "A light on a problem I never knew I even had"

    To say this book is an eye opener is an understatement , in all truth it opened a whole new world for me . I have little personal experience of colour bar and really believed that good or bad black or white we were all in charge of our own destiny and life paths. I had truly never fully believed or understood that for some people the dice really are loaded against them . Thank you Jodi , for a really humbling experience in reading your excellent portrayal of the problems faced , by so many of our really undeserving fellow human beings .

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    EJR 79 02/12/2016
    EJR 79 02/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "extremely thought provoking"

    I always knew racism was great in the USA but I did not realise to the extent it effected black Americans every day. It's an eye opener that has made me question my life and society in general. As Jodi Picoult weaves this story it with empathy and understanding that no one else can. It made me cry, laugh and angry. Definitely worth a listen.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Driffield, United Kingdom 02/12/2016
    Richard Driffield, United Kingdom 02/12/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Jodi Picoult at her best"

    I would challenge anyone to listen to this book and still walk away thinking they are not racist. This book is a lesson for everyone, well written and narrated. I could not stop listening to it.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren 30/11/2016
    Lauren 30/11/2016 Member Since 2016

    The only way a mummy can get things done and get through the books she wants 😜

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    "BRILLIANT From Start to Finish!"

    W. O. W. JUST WOW! As someone who is half white British & half Black Caribbean I found this book insightful and eye opening.
    The characters are gripping and although you may not agree with some of their beliefs and actions you can empathise with each one. THIS book is why Jodi Picoult has been my favourite author since I was a teenager and why she will continue to be one of my 'go too' authors.
    Be prepared to be educated!!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    M O'Donovan 04/12/2016
    M O'Donovan 04/12/2016
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    "Worth reading"

    Very good, very thought provoking and although the final chapter initially seems a bit much, "leopards don't change their spots" and all that, think again maybe human can. Would be a great book club read.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sue 28/11/2016
    Sue 28/11/2016
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    "an exceptional read"

    wonderful in absolutely every single way. Highly recommended. Engaging characters gripping storyline. It's a definite must read for all.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    27/11/16
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    "RESPECT JODI!"

    This book resulted in much soul searching! She once again made me examine my "traditional" beliefs. I have so much admiration for Jodi's different approach to sensitive subjects and the depth and integrity of her research.

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