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.

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