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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?

©2013 Jodi Picoult (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Erin Montana, MT, United States 11-01-13
    Erin Montana, MT, United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A story within a story


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

    YES! I kept waiting for what happened next


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to this performer but plan to again


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

    Yes...but it took 2 instead


    Any additional comments?

    This is an amazing listen. I love this book and author!

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    eddie 10-11-13
    eddie 10-11-13
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    "Too much backstory"

    This book could have been two separate novels. I lost interest in the main story after hours of nonstop backstory, which could have been a novel on its own.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Granville, MA, United States 09-09-13
    Susan Granville, MA, United States 09-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Completely unexpected."
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Not my type.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I would not have chosen this book. I read it almost accidentally. I purchased the wrong title but read it anyway (without reading the reviews or the story line). I listened with shock, enjoyment and anticipation the whole way through. I have since recommended this book to my bookclub and to anyone else who reads. I have no regrets reading this book - and had a hard time putting it down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christina LAKE FOREST, CA, United States 09-05-13
    Christina LAKE FOREST, CA, United States 09-05-13
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    "Totally engrossing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because I couldn't stop listening to it. The story really hooks you and pulls you in.


    Any additional comments?

    Altogether, the plot of the book is a little predictable. I guessed a lot of what was going to happen next because the foreshadowing used in the story is really obvious. The flow of the story was good though. I liked the direction of it. I will probably listen to this story again down the road.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    angie leeds, al, United States 08-29-13
    angie leeds, al, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Best way to 'read' this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I listen to a great deal of books on audible. I found this book's characters and who narrated as each character added so much to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John tallevast, FL, United States 08-27-13
    John tallevast, FL, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

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    "I could have made it an easy five - But"

    But the ending didn't pan out exactly as I had hoped.... It came out the way I expected - It just went a little around the houses to get there, and in an order I would have liked to have seen different. How old am I really right? Around the houses - Yikes..... I can't explain it better. I think there could have been alternate endings.
    I was riveted through the first two part and most of the third.... I mean riveted.. The story was told wonderfully. It confirmed once again how good my life is and how bad it could have been if I was born in any other time period. Or if i was born another color, Or if I was born in another country. My worst wouldn't compare to some peoples best. This book was full of strength and resolve. I am very glad I downloaded this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    La4355 08-27-13
    La4355 08-27-13 Member Since 2016

    Time for me is the biggest commodity and I'm very stingy with it. I love the fact that I don't have to sit still to read a book.

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    "Highly Recommend!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print version so I can't compare it with the audio edition. However, I have to say that I enjoyed this book tremendously. The voices were outstanding, the story was beyond compare. I learned a lot from this book as well.


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

    No comparisons.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The way they tied up all the loose ends at the end of the book was perfect.


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

    I didn't laugh or cry just....ahhhh


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss out on this one!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Keizer, OR, United States 08-25-13
    Diane Keizer, OR, United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't Stop Listening!!!!"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a truly Incredible Book. Twists and turns, great character build and a Shock at the end. The Readers are Wonderful!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Characters through time.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrators add incredible reality to the story.


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

    This book made me laugh and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    A Must Read!! I am buying the hard cover for my teenagers to read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 08-19-13
    Jessica 08-19-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing Story!"

    I cannot say enough about this book. It is several stories within a story. Each narrator plays their part perfectly, especially Toran as Minka. This book begins in present day with Sage. As we begin to learn her story, she meets an old man with a disturbing secret. As his tale is revealed, Sage seeks guidance from her Grandmother Minka. At this point, Minka takes over, and we hear her amazing story of living as a Jew in Nazi occupied Poland. Minka is able to survive because of her talent as a writer. Throughout the entire book we hear bits and pieces of Minka's own unpublished novel. I absolutely fell in love with these characters. Honestly, Minka's story alone makes this one worth the listen.

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    Dawn 08-17-13
    Dawn 08-17-13
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    "Trite and unoriginal"

    Couldn't finish it. Couldn't sympathize with the protagonist and her incessant psychological self-flagellation. Her internal struggle about killing the Nazi? What nonsense! And the silly vampire story woven in? What was up with that? Go watch "The Apt Pupil" if you want to see a powerful tale of hidden Nazi war criminals. Pulp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    5 of 5 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"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 5 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
  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Greet
    UK
    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
  • Jennifer Taylor
    8/29/16
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    "Simply The Best Book I have read!"

    From the beginning it hooks you. The characters are fascinating and I honestly felt I was missing them when I had to stop listening to the book inbetween opportunities to listen. I don't want it to end. Harrowing at times, addictive yes, beautiful throughout. Thank you JP!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natasha
    2/15/16
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    "thought provoking"

    fantastic! was hooked immediately, really got drawn into this book. made me think about things in a different way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gillian
    1/25/16
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    "Great listening. Fantastic storytelling!"

    This was great. I had never read any of this author but it's made me want to read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline Whitmore
    1/18/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Jodi as always draws and holds you throughout
    With a gripping story which descriptions that paint perfect picture in your mind
    Thoroughly enjoyed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kate
    Stirling, Australia
    12/28/15
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    "Major flaw in the plot"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not, and this is a first with a Picoult book. The premise the book was based on was flawed. At no point did Sage ask "Why can't you kill yourself? Why do I have to bear the guilt/responsibility?" If he wanted to die, due to the guilt of his actions, why would she facilitate his death, enabling him to continue to spread his evil to another person?


    What could Jodi Picoult have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I did learn things about the holocaust and it was well written and flowed well. However I just couldn't accept the key premise of the storyline.


    Any additional comments?

    First Picoult book I've read which made me feel it was written to meet a deadline, not because there was a story waiting to be told.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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