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4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 4.19 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jodi Picoult Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781436112659
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This breakout, award-winning novel from New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult received glowing praise from critics. Kirkus Reviews called it an affecting study of obsession, loss, and some of the more wrenching varieties of guilt, while People praised it as engrossing.

The Hartes and the Golds have been neighbors for eighteen years and are very close. So when Chris and Emily’s friendship reaches the next level, nobody is surprised. Then one night, the hospital calls. Seventeen-year-old Emily is dead shot in the head by a gun Chris took from his father’s cabinet. One bullet remains in the chamber, and Chris tells of his suicide pact with Emily. But the police have questions, and soon Chris is on trial for murder.

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  • The Pact is so good that we can’t put it down…suspenseful, intelligently written, topical.”

    Detroit Free Press

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelleystrombeck | 2/18/2014

    " Loved this book, even though it was really sad at times. I was captivated by the story and couldn't stop reading. I've got the bags under my eyes to prove it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika Hoversten | 2/13/2014

    " Great book that really makes you think. A great page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah Fulmer | 2/12/2014

    " Wonderful book ! Not the ending that i was expecting. This was the first of her books that i had ever read and is what made me descide to see what she was about and i am glad that i did. She is an amazing writer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jocelynn | 2/9/2014

    " LOVED this book but I confess I am a huge JP fan. As usual the characters here were wonderfully developed. The story was great and I was riveted from beginning to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Edmondson | 2/6/2014

    " Just Finishing.....WOW, Jodi Picoult never seems to disappoint me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julianabadescu | 2/4/2014

    " hard to put down once you start - there are a few things that really annoyed me about this book but overall I really liked it - as a Mother this is a bad bad nightmare and maybe the reality in it is that you can do the best you can but remember to listen to your kids "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patricia | 1/28/2014

    " Even though the storyline was interesting, I found that I really couldn't identify with the problem of the main female character. The motivation for her objective wasn't clear throughout the book. By choosing to focus on such a difficult topic it leads the reader to ask the question why? The end is not satisfying because even then we still don't know. I have enjoyed Picoult's work in the past but to me this one missed the mark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Kindt triplett | 1/16/2014

    " This book still haunts me. It is the first Picoult I read. I love her books but cannot reread this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine Robinson LaBar | 1/11/2014

    " Bittersweet story of a young couple who make a suicide pact that goes terribly wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Bruns | 12/29/2013

    " Couldn't put this one down! Very good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope Brown | 12/11/2013

    " I read this book over 10 years ago and it has stayed in the back of my head all this time. I loved this heart wrenchingly sad book. It was beautifully heartbreaking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Petey123 | 12/6/2013

    " So good!! But soo sad!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber White | 12/4/2013

    " So emotional. This was a book that tore at me from all angles and wouldn't let me put it down. This is my favorite book by Jodi Picoult so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 11/25/2013

    " I couldn't put it down!!! My heart went out to Chris. I wanted to help him through all his hard times and try to talk him out of the terrible decision he so hastily made that changed his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Cavanagh | 9/20/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and didn't want the story to end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aj | 8/18/2013

    " Compelling, but I hated this book! Selfish stupid girl! Shit happens. In this world of so many resources you find someone to talk to! Ugh, so my passionate distaste may in fact mean this is a better book than I want it to be, but I hated it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 8/17/2013

    " Another very good Jodi Picoult book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Sabbath | 8/15/2013

    " Loved, Loved, Loved this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel White | 8/15/2013

    " This was quite a sad book just like the majority of novels that this author writes, however it was difficult to keep reading some of the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Terrell | 1/31/2013

    " Jodi keeps the suspense flowing with a few unexpected twists throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gemma Bolland | 1/30/2012

    " Good book disappointing ending wanted to know more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry Gorman | 12/2/2011

    " For a parent, very sad and very scary. At the same time, very enlightening. It's amazing what young love can do to one's mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ambrosia | 10/28/2011

    " This book will make you question everything you've thought about love, smash your heart into pieces, and somehow patch it back together to be much stronger than ever before. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dianne Ivory | 10/26/2011

    " Heartwarming and at the same time heartbreaking! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Mazzie | 8/25/2011

    " I wish I could give this book 10 stars!!!! It was an AMAZING, WELL WRITTEN, CAPTIVATING story that I won't soon forget!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agodley89 | 5/24/2011

    " Great book. Amazing about friendship and love "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 5/24/2011

    " It is not too often that after finishing a book I know that I will want to read it again and again. This is one of those books. Jodi really knows how to write about difficult subjects flawlessly. This book made me a lifetime reader of Jodi Picoult "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 5/23/2011

    " As with all the other books by this author,this one was really good. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 5/23/2011

    " Not one of her better books. Seemed too similar to 19 Minutes. The story would have been better if the character of Emily was more developed. Or perhaps the point was that no one really knew her?
    Much preferred My Sister's Keeper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikole | 5/17/2011

    " I liked this book, but not as much as I thought I would. I think it was missing a lot of the fire and excite that Picoult has in some of her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zak | 5/17/2011

    " A great overview of federal politics in the 1990s, this gives me a lot of respect (and disrespect) for Clinton & Gingrich. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belle | 5/15/2011

    " The suspense is killing me, did he kill her or was it suicide?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 5/15/2011

    " Right now this is my favorite Jodi Picoult book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/14/2011

    " Very thought provoking. Another great book by Picoult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoDee | 5/12/2011

    " You really want to feel for the young people in this story, but as an adult it is hard to remember the angst of youth. I know that I have lived and survived through worst tragedies so it was harder to sympathize than the author hoped. A sad story of waste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 5/12/2011

    " This is an awesome book. It will break your heart. "

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About the Author
Author Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the world-renowned New York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, and many others. She studied creative writing at Princeton University and received her masters from Harvard. Picoult has won numerous awards for her work, most notably an Alex Award and a lifetime achievement award from the Romance Writers of America. She lives in Hanover, New Hampshire with her family.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.