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Throughout her blockbuster career, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that "not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us" (The Boston Globe). Now, in her highly anticipated new book, she has delivered her most affecting novel yet - and one unlike anything she's written before.

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 that she would be abandoned as a young child, 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. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons - only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who 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 realize 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 mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent pause-resister, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

©2014 Jodi Picoult (P)2014 Random House Audio

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Heartbreaking story with superb narrators

Was hat Ihnen am allerbesten an Leaving Time gefallen?

Well, I finished the audiobook last night and I'm still riveted by it.
The story is kind of unusual, we hear it mostly from Jenna's and Alice's POV but I liked the concept of different narrators for different characters. Each one did an outstanding job!
Hearing Alice talk about the several elephant stories and how they behave when another elephant dies, brought me to tears everytime.
Sometimes Jenna sounded a little too precocious for a 13 year old but I didn't mind very much, because I could always feel her desparation and yearning for a mother she barely remembers.

The end is not what would one expect!

I will hear it once more just to hear all those wonderful elephant stories again.

1 von 1 Hörern fanden diese Rezension hilfreich

  • Gesamt
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Disappointing ending

The story of little Jenna‘s search for her long lost mother is quite enganging, circling around an unsolved murder case 10 years earlier. The ending is very disappointing and unconvincing though. And also unoriginal as it appears to be a copy of two popular movies. I am not going to tell which ones for sake of spoilers, but you will know after listening.

  • Gesamt
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

worst of Picoult

The narrator voice is unbearable and the fact that the same person tries to do different characters is awful.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant story with an unexpected ending

Halten Sie die Hörbuch-Ausgabe von Leaving Time für besser als das Buch?

I have not read the book

Welches andere Buch würden Sie mit Leaving Time vergleichen? Warum?

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Welche Figur hat the narrators Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

There was no best - the narrator read all the characters really good.

Hat dieses Hörbuch Sie emotional stark bewegt? Mussten Sie laut z.B. lachen, weinen, zweifeln, etc.?

Yes it has - anxiety of what will happen next, tears, thoughtful moments and surprise in the end.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Open your mind to an unusual and fascinating story.

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amazing..! exciting up to the very end!

the elephant stories were so emotional. the end was unexpected and I was close to teares!! be recommended!

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  • Eva
  • 05.11.2015

Schöne-emotionale Geschichte

Die Geschichte ist schön emotional erzählt, das Ende ist überraschend (und gleichzeitig) tragisch. Der Hörer fiebert dem Happy End entgegen und empfindet mit dem Mädchen, das auf der Suche nach seiner Mutter ist.
Die Beobachtungen über die Elefanten aus den Rückblickenden von Alice sind sogar noch eine Spur emotionaler und rühren tatsächlich an.
Das Ende überrascht und zwar nicht nur mit seiner Tragik, sondern auch, weil es zwar logisch ist, wenn man der Geschichte aufmerksam folgt, dennoch jedoch die ganze Zeit auf ein anderes Ende gehofft und fast damit gerechnet hat.