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
"a book that I really enjoyed"
Well planned, a bit of everything, loved this book, could not put it down. I recommend this book.
"Worth a listen"
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.
"Interesting as a nature documentary!"
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.
"Unconvincing and over-written"
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.
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