A Spark of Light


Jodi Picoult

I borrowed A Spark of Light (the audio version) with hope that this would be another good work from Jodi Picoult.  Unfortunately I was disappointed and was ready to quit it at the halfway mark of the 105 minute long first chapter.  I did persevere through chapter two, 77 minutes, however, before the halfway mark of the 85 minute long chapter three I made a decision.   A Spark of Light was not for me.

A gunman in an abortion clinic holding those inside hostage and one of the hostages was the daughter of one of the policemen surrounding the clinic.  As I approach the 5 hour mark of this reading, the hostage situation is still at a standoff and I have had enough.  I’m certain the abortion issue could have been addressed a different way.  I also found the narrator uninspiring and while accents may have been appropriate but they also fell into the irritating category.

I rated

A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light

 as a lone

1 star book…not finished, abandoned.

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

A Spark of Light

 an average of 3.70 stars,

from 92,989 ratings

and 10,745 reviews.

A Spark of Light

can be purchased online at

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon





controlled by or connected to
a computer.


According to my iPad…

…I spend 3-4  hours per day online.

This time does include reading time of

one to three hours per day.

Usually one to two hours average.

Ninety percent of reading time

takes place between 2200 and 0200 hours.

However, iPad time, generally,

does not include blogging time.


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