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The Storyteller | [Jodi Picoult]

The Storyteller

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?
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Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

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    Rosie BEACH PARK, IL, United States 07-02-13
    Rosie BEACH PARK, IL, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing!"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed, I cried, I laughed, I cried. This book stayed with me for awhile. I embraced the characters. I had to stop listening and just cry. The rollercoster ride was worth it. I was hooked from the begining. Be prepared to have a hard time putting this one down. Simply amazing book..


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    S. Ayer Louisville, KY 06-29-13
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    "Excellent book! Everyone should listen!"
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    This is an amazing story that everyone should taken a listen to. It helps put into perspective what it meant to live in the concentration camps during WWII, and raises the question.. what is justice, and how should justice be executed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rupe 06-28-13
    Rupe 06-28-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Very good book"

    Although I saw the ending coming from a mile away, I still really enjoyed what the author put into this book. Very perceptive, deep and creative.

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    Diane Gulf Coast 06-27-13
    Diane Gulf Coast 06-27-13 Member Since 2011

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    "First Jodi Picoult for me....."

    .....and I really enjoyed it! I was hesitant to read/listen, but so glad I did!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Montara, CA, United States 06-26-13
    Larry Montara, CA, United States 06-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Too much of a good thing!"

    This is a very long book, which is not in itself a problem. Although Picoult is clearly an excellent writer, in this case she seems to enjoy her own writing too much. The "surprise" ending to the book is given away at about 2/3 into it. One can only assume this was on purpose, but the reason is not at all clear and to this reader deflated the ending.

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    Andrea Flushing, NY, United States 06-23-13
    Andrea Flushing, NY, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "loved it"

    I loved this...every aspect of it. I finished it in about 3 days. Perfect .

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    suzanne Kenmore, Australia 06-21-13
    suzanne Kenmore, Australia 06-21-13
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    "Beautiful and heartwrenching - a great listen"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranked amongst my favourites this book really takes you in and you feel desperately for the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was intense and I appreciated the breaks - but was desperate to get back to it


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    peggy 06-19-13
    peggy 06-19-13
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    "Misrepresented?"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I enjoyed the book and am glad I listened to it but it was unclear to me from the summary that it was a holocaust survival story.


    What other book might you compare The Storyteller to and why?

    Holocaust survival.


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    Kristine Woodbury, MN, United States 06-17-13
    Kristine Woodbury, MN, United States 06-17-13
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    "could NOT stop listening!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    Not only was the story engaging, but having different narrators with authentic (or authentic sounding) accents really made it come to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! I listen to books while I run and I couldn't not listen between runs.


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    iesha Tucson, AZ, United States 06-14-13
    iesha Tucson, AZ, United States 06-14-13
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    "beautiful! loved everything about it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have!


    What other book might you compare The Storyteller to and why?

    Have read many on this subject but it's incomparable to anything I've read


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Part II Minka's story. I couldn't stop listening. I cried a few times. I could picture everything. Beautifully descriptive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hmmm all of it but I would have to say to say minka's relationship with Frank


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to buy the book so i can always have it to read again

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  • Sarah
    LEEDS, United Kingdom
    4/12/13
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    "A real page turner"

    Enjoyed this book but wasn't too impressed/satisfied with ending.

    Gripping in many places but couldn;t really connect with character Sage.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    London, United Kingdom
    7/19/13
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    "Ambitiously promises a lot which it can’t quite de"
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    This is a moving account of the holocaust with excruciating attention to the horror- the subject matter is dealt with better then might be expected. However, I was desperate for the book to do more that it managed to achieve- it promises in its subplots and undertones to explore the monstrous nature of humanity and unpack the complexity of forgiveness and death. However, these themes never seem to quite get out of the box. I failed to understand the ending and the decisions made by the central characters left me back tracking through the story to see whether it was my mistake to find it baffling. This book promises much that it can’t quite deliver, tackling an incredibly difficult subject it falls short of its own very high ambitions and, a victim of its own ambition, left me a little bewildered and disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • loulabellauk
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "A Page Turner"

    Whilst its definately a page turner that will have you listening way into the night its not my favourite Picoult book because I failed to relate to the main characters. I found Sage quite whiney but then she was in a difficult position.



    You think you know it all but you will be led up different paths before finally it all becomes clear. Well worth listening to but somewhat different to what we have come to expect from Jodi Picoult. The subject matter is difficult and an horrendous period in time which she deals with very well.



    The ending had to be a difficult one but I felt it to be the best we could expect.



    I loved listening to this book as the narrators really bought it to life, totally first class reading.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Greet
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    2/3/14
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    "Good, but..."

    Being a great fan of Jodi Picoult, again, this book is excellent if somewhat terrifying, and like all others I have read by her, extremely well researched.
    However, I found the voice of Leo (Fred Berman) hugely distracting and irritating because of the sharp intake of breath before each sentence. The other narrators were good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom
    10/19/14
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    "Moving, but predictable"

    The writing and narration were beautiful. Minka's retelling of her experiences of the Holocaust was heartbreaking and moving. Much of the rest was entirely predictable and cliched.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • trish
    10/14/14
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    "A must read...."
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent believable thoughtful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Storyteller?

    The grandmothers story of the german camps.....I had no idea!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I like the way each person became alive


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Don,t listen to it at night.....you won,t sleep......too much for one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    My fav bit was the song for her mothers funeral.......sort of thing that would happen to me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Mcfarlane
    Saltburn-by-the-sea
    9/12/14
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    "Heartbreaking and Wonderful in Equal Parts"

    I love Jodi Picoult and this is the first of her books I have listened to (altho I also have the paperback). The narration is excellent and added to the depth of the story for me, I guessed at the twist early in the tale, but it doesnt spoil the ending, in fact I thought it made the revelations even more poignant. Another winner from Jodi.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/7/14
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    "The lives I have known"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Hell and back


    What did you like best about this story?

    Three stories in one. The story Sage is living, her grandmother experience in Nazi Germany and the story Sage grandmother has written.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Sage. Sage is having an internal struggle with herself. On one hand she is living with the guilt of her mothers death and the scars on her face. On the other hand can she forgive Josephs his crimes against the Jews during the war. Is it her place to forgive. Can she forgive herself for living while her mother died.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When, as a young girl, Sage grandmother witnessed the cold blooded murder of her friend and the subsequent beating, leaving her battered and broken.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this story. I will no doubt listen to it again and again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    6/16/14
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    "Brutal, Harrowing, Heartfelt"

    A story that will make you wretch, cry, reflect, smile and stay with you.

    The Storyteller begins in present day when a complex young woman Sage, meets an old German man Josef at grief group - it's not the most gripping start but stick with it - what follows are chapters told from different characters POV flashing between present day and the period of the Second World War.

    The characters Sage, Leo, Josef, Minka and Anya each build the story layer by layer with tales of horrendous brutality, contemplations of good and evil and questions about humanity.

    Josef's chapters left me feeling sick and at times I thought I would have to turn off as the descriptive passages were so brutal - and yet I kept listening because I knew these details were gleaned from the truth of our living history.

    Minka's chapter's were equally harrowing and took up the largest part of the book, although I was happy to hear her story, which was so full of tragedy, unfairness, hardship, family and in a weird kind of way luck too.

    Whilst I have watched films and read non-fiction accounts of the brutality the Jewish people faced during the rise of Hitlers Army there is something about the first person narrator in this book that transports you right there, so the horror's are tangible.

    Each time I paused this book I found myself thinking about it constantly and whilst I know my mind will eventually drift back to the little problems in my life it has actually made me appreciate how lucky I am to live in a society where I am free, valid and equal. I feel like telling anyone who has little knowledge of the brutality of the concentration camps to read this book, just so they understand the suffering.

    I have read several of Jody Picoult's books, my favourite up until know being 'Change of Heart' but the 'Storyteller' has snatched the top spot - a truly powerful and moving novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. S. Brennan
    Leeds, UK and Maganey, Ireland
    1/28/14
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    "Captivating"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    I'm not one to leave reviews generally, but i thought that i would for this book as i was enthralled from the moment i started listening to it. Wonderfully narrated with raw emotion and the way it has been told really let you feel that you wre there in the moment. Harrowing at times, but extrenely well done and with great sensitivity.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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