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The Storyteller Audiobook
The Storyteller
Written by: 
Jodi Picoult
Narrated by: 
Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, Suzanne Toren, Fred Berman
The Storyteller Audiobook

The Storyteller

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Noemi 02-12-15
    Noemi 02-12-15
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    "Another Excellent Jodi Picoult Novel!"

    Excellent Narration brought this story to life and makes you feel like you are in the moment. You will catch yourself smiling, grinding your teeth in anger, making faces of disgust, but most importantly you will ponder the meaning of love,compassion and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book. 5 stars all the way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CCs Front Porch Houston, TX 02-12-15
    CCs Front Porch Houston, TX 02-12-15

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    "Bipolar or Two different narrators?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I am about half way through trying to decided whether I want to move on to another book. The story line is okay but I wouldn't recommend this audio version to someone.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jodi Picoult? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would be willing to try another one of her books.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Twice now, the voice of the narrator will change and suddenly it is another voice reading an entirely different story.


    Could you see The Storyteller being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    The story started out pretty slow. I am just now getting interested in it.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sure this is a decent book. Like mentioned above, pretty slow but obviously this is a bad narration since another book hops in periodically. Because I am cheap, I will probably continue to listen just because I want my money's worth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie C. 02-12-15
    Melanie C. 02-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Jodi always delivers..."

    And this book is no exception! The performance only enhances the story line. GREAT!! A must for any audible member!

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    J. Hickingbotham 02-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Too predictable"

    While the performance is phenomenal, the story is very predictable. I enjoyed the book and was deeply disturbed by the stories of the Holocaust. It was riveting. Not an easy listen/read because of this. I wish the story overall had not been so predictable in the end.

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    TriniMama Springfield, va United States 02-05-15
    TriniMama Springfield, va United States 02-05-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Loved it"

    Well written. Good not stop listening. This story weaves a tale of love, hope and new beginnings. I loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KP Oakland, CA 02-03-15
    KP Oakland, CA 02-03-15 Member Since 2012

    There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – Emily Dickinson

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    "All the Right Elements"

    This book had all the right elements for a great read: it was a good story that had many levels, the writing was good, there were lessons about history, as well as philosophical or ethical questions to ponder.

    I loved the way there were 3 different stories going on at once. First there is the story of Sage and her struggle with how to interact with Joseph Weber and her meeting Leo. Then there is Minka’s story of the Upior, based on an old Polish fairy tale. This was interesting as a parallel and a metaphor for many of the actions and horrors that occurred in the book. The third and, to me, the most dramatic story was that of Minka herself and her path into and finally out of two different German concentration camps. The author very skillfully weaves these 3 story lines together in such a way that each story line adds to and helps to develop the other.

    Spoiler alert here: I had trouble putting the book down! If I have any criticism, it’s with the ending. I’m not sure that the big switch in the character of Joseph Weber at the end was necessary or very well explained. Also, the idea that Sage pulls off her final act but seems to have no intention of sharing it or talking about it with Leo seems unrealistic. OR perhaps I’m unconvinced that she really could or would pull off this final decision. I feel like this final section was, perhaps, rushed or underdeveloped in relation to all that had come before. However, this didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book overall.

    I highly recommend it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    T. Conley Houston TX 12-17-14
    T. Conley Houston TX 12-17-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Gather some tissue...."
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    You will know when you get there, but there are parts of this book that will make you cry. In addition to feeling sorrow, you will get angry at some of the characters and angry that such atrocities actually occurred in the past. This story is a good reminder to be greatful for the little things in life and for the most obvious.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eunique Sagamore Hills, Oh United States 12-12-14
    Eunique Sagamore Hills, Oh United States 12-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    I love that this is a story in a story in a story. There are so many layers to this book. It just makes you think on so many levels.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes and no. It's not an edge of the seat type of thriller. But I was so captured by the characters and their stories that I definitely had to keep listening.


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

    Minka is a character I won't soon forget. She is written so well, and the performance really does her justice. .


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

    This book made me want to discuss it with everyone. I have most of my friends listening or reading just so we can do that. Just the questions of right and wrong, coupled with forgiveness for those acts keep me thinking about this story long after I finished it.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book should be required reading - especially in ethics classes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Orlando, FL 11-19-14
    Sandy Orlando, FL 11-19-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Narration was the best and made the story!!"

    This was a hard one to get into. I almost returned it as this story and how it jumped around so much from stories almost lost me. It grabbed me when the Grandmother started telling her story and then I was hooked. Fantastic narration and just grabbed you with her heart breaking saga of being in a concentration camp as a young girl and how she survived. The ending just kept getting better as it all came together. I'm still not thrilled with how this author threw in a few chapters of who is this and how does this connect with the story, but at the end you find out. It's a great 4 star book with a 5 star narration from this group. WOW!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LornaDavis United States 11-12-14
    LornaDavis United States 11-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Remembering again"

    Back in the 70's and 80's I read a myriad of books relating to WW11 from many different authors. I was never so much interested in the military angle but more so the stories of the Jews and others that were caught up in Germany's blunder. Many great authors such as Leon Uris, James Michener's Poland (why are none of his books on audio?) and Ken Follett to name a few. Going into this book I was not aware that so much of this book would be a first person account of a very believable story about Auschwitz. The story is wonderful all the way around. Also, great narrators. I think that whether you have any knowledge about that time period or not this is a great listen. . This is the second book by Picoult that I have purchased and both books have stayed with me. I find myself thinking about them still many weeks later.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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