Harvesting the Heart

Harvesting the Heart

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Paige's mother left when she was five. When Paige becomes a mother herself, she is overwhelmed by the demands. Unable to forget her past, Paige struggles with the difficulties of marriage and motherhood.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Audio/Books on Tape, p2008
ISBN: 9780143143321
0143143328
Branch Call Number: CD FICTION Pic, 15 disc
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (ca. 17.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Cassandra

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Cupcaker123
Feb 19, 2019

My first experience with an audiobook. Wasn't my favorite Picoult novel but I did enjoy it. I found the reader to be soothing but had to speed her up due to the length of this book. An hour a day and 2 weeks for a check out wasn't enough, had to renew for another 2 weeks to finish it. Build up was slow and then bam, it was done. Not the Picoult book I would recommend for someone to start with if they've never read/listen to any other books.

Having read numerous novels of Picoult's and enjoy her style of writing. I decided to invest 17 hours 30 minutes in listening to this novel on CD. I give 5 stars to the narrator and storyline but foudn the length of the plot a tad too long. It became drawn out when listening (something that might or might not have happened if I had read it myself). Picoult always delivers thought-provoking storylines and is able to write raw emotion into her books and for those reasons I would suggest readers try her on CD. Summer is a great time to do this and made my 5 hr car ride go by quickly.NF

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NanCcan
Jul 02, 2016

Motherhood - the highest and, I'd guess, the most difficult of callings - causes all of us who have attempted it to realize the overwhelming, and almost impossible demands it will make on us. Wouldn't we all like to run away at certain times? We all dread failing in any aspect of the job, whether large or small.
Read Harvesting the Heart to understand that community of women who have undertaken this Herculean task. You will see that, while we may not get it right the first time, many of us may have opportunities to be there to support other women in their efforts to be good mothers.
I enjoyed this one just as much as Jodi Picoult's other well-researched, well-thought-out books.

lbarkema Jun 19, 2014

This is definitely one of Picoult's weakest. It was far too long for the topic and I felt as if I was really slogging through it. I do have to say though that Jodi Picoult has a way of making you empathize and despise her characters simultaneously...except for Nicholas, I REALLY couldn't stand him.

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mcdoff
Jun 18, 2014

Arlene rec'd

rprivette Mar 25, 2012

An ordinary premise - the story of a young woman's life from 18 to her 20's. Yet interesting and compelling. I'm going to read all of Picoult's work after this!

kelleypoole Oct 29, 2011

This is a slow read and no where near as good as House Rules (amazing!) and Plain Truth. I'm going to keep reading her other novels but I wouldn't recommend this. I believe it must be one of her earlier works.

This one is only rated three and a half becuase i never got to finish it. i based the rating on what i had read.

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

slow-moving, but not awful

Nubia Dec 20, 2010

Excellent book!!! I also liked a lot " Keeping Faith" and "House Rules". It wasn't so interesting as "Keeping Faith", however, I liked the way the author concentrated a lot in the character Paige and Nicholas.

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NanCcan
Sep 04, 2016

When you don't keep looking back, it's that much easier not to trip and fall.

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