Nineteen Minutes

CD - unabridged
Audio (17 discs)
Product Number: DD49083
Released: Mar 10, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781797107561
Narrator/s: Carol Monda
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Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and The Tenth Circle, pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by a school shooting. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.

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Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Narrator(s): Carol Monda
Product Number Z100136207
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508224402
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Product Number EB00564033
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781416538950

Professional reviews

"Recent events and Picoult's powerful description of the horrors of a school shooting make this a hard story to hear. Carol Monda's voice is calm as she leads listeners back and forth through time, revealing the shooter, Peter's, torment. Bullied since kindergarten, he can't put up with it a moment longer and in 19 minutes guns down 10 students and injures many more. Peeling back the layers of story until black-and-white becomes gray, Picoult reveals the stress of high school social structures, parents' pain, and characters who come to see deeper truths about themselves. Monda's gift is her ability to shift seamlessly among the many roles, imbuing each with a meaningful characterization. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"