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.
The readers were fantastic and the story was gripping
The grandmother, because of her strength and wisdom.
When the Germans came in and knocked the chicken dinner off the table. I don't know why but that scene stayed with me throughout the book.
There was some foreshadowing regarding the ending..... but I still feel as though too many ends were left in the air. I would have liked a few more details
weaving our history
No, this was the first. Pure pleasure to ride along on this riveting journey
Make you realize our emotions tied to events are not separated by more than a degree or a small bakery.
Excellent book!! Jodi Picoult is an AMAZING author. All of her books including Storyteller are awesome!! From the first page to the last there was never a dull moment. I didn't want the book to end.
The detailed information describing the concentration camps. So sad, you could feel Menka's pain.
Yes. Although it's my reason to exercise. If I don't exercise then I don't get to listen to a book. Kept me motivated everyday to burn some calories while listening to a great book!!
The Storyteller skillfully intertwines multiple story lines into a compelling tale about guilt, forgiveness, and retribution.The voice talent on this audio book drew me in and kept me listening. My only criticism of the book was the ending--it seemed hasty and abrupt--and the final actions of the main characters seemed inconsistent with the the rest of the book.
The whole book was memorable to me. It has suspense and sorrow and a bit of lust.
All the readers were great. I love books that allow me to use my imagination and not think twice about whether or not the voice matches the characters.
Well I didn't do much laughing but I was saddened and heart broken at times.
I did not expect this book to end they way it did and I honestly wasn't sure what I was in for. But I really really enjoyed it. I love the way the book is written. I'm am Polish and my family was too once in the situation so I suppose it hit close to home.
Yes. Because some of the characters are from different countries, hearing those differences really brought the story to life.
For me, the chapters where Minka tells her story were at times horrifying, sad yet riveting.
Their performances truly made you believe they were who they were speaking.
There were so many because the story was so beautiful but if I had to choose one it would be Minka's death.
I couldn't get enough of this book and have even considered buying the print version to re-read one day. The voices of the characters were so well chosen that I believe I will forever hear them in my head and that's what made this so great. Kudos to Jodi Piccoult for an amazing story and kudos to Audible for making this book come alive!