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My Sister's Keeper

A Novel
Durée : 13 h et 41 min
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New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13 she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.

My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.

©2004 Jodi Picoult (P)2004 Simon & Schuster

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Poignant, emotional yet funny!

One of my favourite book ever, Picoult 's best so far!
The movie adaptation doesn't give it any justice, the book is much more interesting.
Very poignant.

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  • Steve
  • 27/08/2016

Incredible!!

My Sisters Keeper starts off slow but gradually becomes extremely riveting towards the climax. The plot twist at the end of the story will have you on the edge of your seat. This story made me cry multiple times!! 👍🏼

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  • Jordynn
  • 26/08/2016

So many emotions

This book throws so many obstacles, points of view, feelings are all over the place. You will laugh, cry, relate. You can feel this book on a personal level. It makes you open your eyes to the fact that some people actually go through this everyday. Be thankful for what you have and the opportunity to read/listen to this book.

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  • bigawkwardgirl
  • 11/07/2016

Lifetime movie material

If you are interested in reading a lifetime movie instead of watching one, you are in luck. The vocal performances were passable, but brought too much schlocky subtext for my palate. That said, if you need a chill beach read and a good cry, have at it.

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  • Brittney
  • 27/07/2016

I couldn't stop listening to it!

I thoroughly enjoyed this heartbreaking book. The cast members were magnificent and Jodi's grasp of theme and story weaving is palpable.

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  • Tess Shellenbarger
  • 15/06/2018

To play God is to tempt fate.

I really appreciate Picoult's stories and her writing. Her characters are 3 diminsional and wonderfully flawed. It was the perfect ending to exemplify what you ask for will be what you end up getting, whether you want it or not.

This book made me affirm my standing beyond a shadow if a doubt:

Choosing to bring a genetically engineered child into this world to serve as a donor to be medically tortured for the sake of a critically ill sibling is child abuse.

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  • G. Hake
  • 29/09/2017

Awesome book

i loved that it wasnt just one voice reading the book. the voices REALLY added a lot to the book and brought it to life

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  • JohnB
  • 07/05/2017

A warm and touching story, if a bit contrived

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend the book to a friend. It's a nice story about family and people who are caught between a rock and a hard place. We can all identify with one character or another as they struggle with some tough times and decisions.

Any additional comments?

Have you ever seen a grown man cry? Well, that was me at several points in this book. It's real and very touching, even if the overall story is a bit contrived. I liked the book and would recommend it.

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  • rose contreras
  • 17/03/2017

A Very Important Book

What made the experience of listening to My Sister's Keeper the most enjoyable?

It is a true reflection of humanity in all its shame and glory. The story pulled me in so many different directions. It reminded me that our feelings are our true guides in life.

What did you like best about this story?

It ended the way it was supposed to end.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It evoked just about every emotion I am capable of feeling. Sadness, anger, fear, pity, indignation, surprise, anticipation, and love.

Any additional comments?

This book provoked the energy that feeds important dialogue and debate.It heightened my admiration for the work of talented authors and actors. It did what great art is supposed to do. It provoked thought and emotion. I walked away from this one feeling the way I always feel when I have experienced a fine work of art. Great books such as this one are what makes reading a worthwhile act of life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24/03/2017

Exceptionally good.

This story breaches subjects we don't like to think about. well written, highly recommended, couldn't stop listening.

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  • Elle Kay
  • 08/01/2017

Outstanding

I chose this book after enjoying the movie. The book is actually quite a lot better than the movie with a profoundly different ending. My Sister’s Keeper is written so beautifully with alternating perspectives, and the cast of narrators just makes this audiobook shine. Every narrator did a remarkable job and I was utterly impressed. I highly recommend this book, but be warned that it is a fairly emotional story.

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  • Irina Macat
  • 05/06/2020

Interessante & ergreifende Geschichte

Zwischendurch mal etwas langwierig, aber doch sehr interessant und ergreifend. Dieses Ende hatte ich nicht erwartet :)

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  • Snickers
  • 10/09/2019

Interesting topic that makes you think

The story covers some difficult ethical and legal topics and I like how the different characters introduce you to different ways of looking at the issue. And unlike other "kid dies from cancer" books, it is not only about the sick child but about the whole family and how it influences their lives.

The plot and characters are grasping and interesting enough for most part of the book, although it does get dragged out a bit at some points. The different point of views try to cover that up, sometimes successfully.

All in all, I enjoyed the book and it brings important issues to the table. And it would have delivered a strong message to people who are facing difficult choices themselves - had she not messed up the ending and taken the easy way out by having "fate" rule over "decision". For an alternative ending (which I prefer), watch the movie.