I loved this story, and it really got me looking into the true history of the Holocaust. A book to remember! I would definitely listen to this again if I could find the time.
Have not read print version
The story of how a so few germans overpowered so many Jewish families and how they manipulated them.
The young girl in the bakers shop with her father
The moment in the book that overpowered me was the concentration camp itself and how it worked and how ruthless the Gemans were to the Jews
After reading this book I went to Germany on a tour and visited the concentration camps and because I had a background story I could relate it to the sites, very sad but part of history
Life is an onion. So many layers to get to the core. We are but a tiny piece in a puzzle beyond our scope of vision. This tale spans decades of time, telling the stories of folks caught in various prisons. Well worth a listen. Has a really good message of spirit triumph.
A smile is the sexiest curve on your body!
Picoult has never let me down- and this book was no exception. Rich in history, passion, and suspense, it left me anticipating every page of "the story". I could not stop thinking about the book every time I had to put it down. I highly recommend it!
Emotionally moving experience
There were several narrators for different characters that were telling their story. I enjoyed the different voices.
Some of the descriptions of the concentration camps were vivid and horrifyingly realistic.
Love listening to a wide range of audio - science fiction, chick lit, memoirs,.
While I don't regret spending the time listening to this, the middle of the book gets very repetitious. The story within a story, within a story, format is laboured. After spending too long on the middle of the story, the very ending is rather brief, which is consistent with some of Picoult's other books. I think some of her other works have a better pace to them and are more suspenseful and engaging. It was very well read by all the narrators.
I probably will listen to The Storyteller again - I love the way it was narrated - I love the story ... so wonderful!
The plot was outstanding - it just was.
I think that Minka was my favorite character... she was so strong.
It made me laugh out loud, I argued with decisions made, I cried when you listen to Minka's story.... so good.
Love this book!!
Mom with an hour commute to work each way. I like books that keep me from falling asleep in the morning and to help me power through chores.
What must you break to bring a family together? Bread of Course! - One of my favorite quotes from the Book :)
Full of all of the things I love best about Jodi Picoult! So many twists and turns and you will never guess the ending! Full of moral dilemmas and makes you wonder... What would you do in her shoes?
Great allegory.. the grandmother in her youth lived vicariously through a story she wanted to write as a means to survive both the Jewish Ghetto and the concentration camp. Was one of those rare books that you never want to end. Not overly graphic but descriptive enough to make you feel there.
Avid reader and journalist deploying my pen in the service of this planet's visionaries.
No one really wants to read about life in a concentration camp, but Jodi Picoult takes us and holds us there with a gripping narrative that weaves several story lines together.
It is the story of identify that focuses on a woman with a birthmark that makes social interaction excruciating for her. She embarks on a journey of self discovery when she encounters an old man who seems harmless, but is not. He asks her to kill him and, she discovers, he has good reasons to want to be dead. In turn, she has good reasons to want him dead. But it turns out she has just as many good reasons to keep him alive.
Here, the multiple storyline structure has a valid and welcome purpose - it's not a stylistic vanity. Picoult's multiple protagonists provide the reader with relief from the tougher parts of this narrative and the story lines all arrive elegantly in a plausible authentic place in a satisfying conclusion.
This is a courageous story about the grey areas between good and bad, about where our own shortcomings and petty jealousies can lead us. It is about siblings and families and rivalries and finding some kind of purpose in our lives. And it also about just how sadly the wars that we embark upon as nations can impact, distort and destroy human lives.
NO! There were NO ENDS TO ANY OF THE STORIES! With several story lines in the book, I was HOPING there would be an ending to one of them, but NO.
Yes, don't think I would ever read anything from this author again. This was my first and probably my last.
I did LOVE the historical depiction of Minka through the Holocaust. That part was great.
With so many different story lines to this book, it looks like the author could have made one of them come out "right". Even the ending with Leo and Sage is off. Not everyone is an author and can make "their own ending". That's why I love to read.........for the endings.