I would recommend this book. The narration was done by very talented individuals.
The ending was surprising and not expected. So many details of the story kept you hanging on.
Some authors try to capture an audience many adjectives and numerous descriptions that leave little for imagination; this often bores me. This author secured my attention with critical details and a provoking story. If you like to think while you listen and reflect consistently, this is the book for you.
Mila, Her voice was so genuine. It never sounded as if she was reading text but revealing accounts as if they just happened. If was captured by her tone, pauses and her pitch. I have listened to this book twice and I'm about to start the third time.
this book was magnificent. it has it all - food, horror, mystery, romance - just don't read it if you cannot handle hearing some of the more tragic details of the holocaust (it was hard to read several places, i wasn't sure i could make it through, but am glad i did).
This book gets you from the start. One of the best listens in a long time. I have been a member of Audible for 10 years and this book is definitely in my top 10
did not read the printed version.
I did not expect the book like this from my favorite author. It is so different from the others! BUT: It is absolutely GREAT!!!! Of course it is very heavy, not a "summer read" but it is so well done! I was born in Poland and this subject is not foreign to me. I have read many books about Auschvitz survivers. This book is so captivating, so well written - and so, it is valuable to the young generations... I have read all Jodi's books, whereas many were my favorites, this one sticks out with its severity and a serious content, it is a heavy load, yet absolutely worth reading!!!! It brings me the recollection of "The Schindler's List"....
Honesty, likelihood that this is a true story...It reads like a real recount of historical events, but one feels to be part of it....
It was OK, but the book's content overshadowed the narration. Probably it was good, since it was such a pleasure to listen!
I almost did!!!! I have read it in 2 days (or less).
Yet another splendid book by Jodi Picoult! Do not miss out on this one!
Jodi has the stories you dont forget. Amazing writer. Every time I read another Picoult, I find another favorite! How do you do it Jodi???
It was fairly easy to take a break..but I really looked forwards to my "book time". A really good book.
I'm not one to re-listen to books, but with The Storyteller, I would find myself replaying chapters at a time. The story is very moving and the dialogue completely captures you.
No spoilers, but the ending is beautiful, haunting and both gives you closure, but also illuminates possibilities of the storylines left unwritten.
All of the characters were interesting - the thing about Jody's books are that her people are so multi-dimensional. This makes them unpredictable and in this case, the story more wrenching. Minka's voice stands out. incredible, the nuances, accent and inflection were flawless.
This book/story was skillfully crafted, really well done.
I enjoyed the interweaving of the stories and putting together the pieces during the telling prior to them being revealed more directly.
I really liked the different narrators, and will seek other books with multiple narrators now.
I cried helplessly at times and felt quite strongly several times. Part 2 of the book was so engrossing, I found it difficult to even multitask and just sat actively listening to much of that part.
I loved this book so much, I'm still feeling tempted to listen to it a second time right now immediately after finishing it, regardless of having 11 new audio books to select from.
This is by far one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to.
When it all comes together... past, present, and future, it was touching, heartbreaking, and hopeful.
The different voices for the characters and the different views really made the book come alive!
I definitely could have listened to this book in one sitting but used it as a treat for my mind while I went walking.
I LOVE to read!! I prefer mysteries but I dabble in every genre!!
This is the true definition of an audiobook! I am so glad I decided to use a credit for this! The narrators really captured the essence of the characters and kept me listening.
The heart of this story is definitively Minka's grim tale of life in the Jewish ghetto and concentration camps. I liked the contrast in her personal story and Josef's personal story of that same time period.
The narrators brought the story to life. I think they made it more realistic. I felt as if I was in the story myself.
"Forgive or forget?"
I'm not really good at tag lines!
I've only read a few other Jodi Picoult books, but she holds true to form in this novel and she doesn't disappoint. I admire books that dive into history and the extensive research it must have taken to complete.
I like how Jodi Picoult takes current issues and produces an emotional fictional account. The Storyteller is all that but a little bit more. The different perspectives she includes are so thought provoking that I continue to consider them even after finishing the book. Although I have read Picoult's more recent books, they had lost some of their edge for me. They had become somewhat predictable and familiar. The Storyteller is my new Jodi Picoult favorite. I highly recommend this book and already have to my friends and family.