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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I felt like I was watching a movie or living the book out. Great accents and clear distinction between characters. Couldn't stop listening! Kept me engaged for 18 hours!
Love all Jodi Picoult books and her immense details. Great twist and kept me engaged for 18 hours!
I have not.
It will pull on your emotions but in a good way.
The only thing that shone brighter than the wonderful story and the outstanding performance were the amazing details, vivid historical accuracies.
Yes I found it very profound and am sure I would discover many new nuances if I listened to it again.
I enjoyed the narrators. I believe there were several.
No I wanted to savor it.
The narrators did a fabulous job of bringing this wonderful story to life.
The last minutes. I suspected the ending but was in denial all along.
Historical mystery of magnificent proportions
This is one of the best novels you will ever read/hear. Don't miss it.
First, thank you Jodi Picoult for the multiple narrators who were all excellent readers! More authors should do this. It's much easier for the listener, in particular when there are several time lines and characters.
This was my first Picoult listen and I was not disappointed. Excellent story, well written, interesting characters.
Part of the story is about the Holocaust as well as the experience of Sage's grandmother, Minka, as a prisoner and survivor. I can listen to some graphic scenes with most fiction books because I know they're probably not true. But this subject is part of history and I believe things like this happened. The stories that are told were uncomfortable for me for that reason. But, again, this was well written so I was able to sit through it and it's only a portion of the book.
The story is serious, yet there are times that are funny and made me laugh. While I didn't care for the story of the monster I understand how it fits in for Minka and her survival. I appreciate Leo's sense of humor - a little over the top and sometimes inappropriate, but that's fun.
There is a question asked a couple of times, "How does it end?" (referring to the story).
This is a story of struggle in WW2 Nazi Germany written, and performed, in several voices. It is a story of unspeakable horror and of bravery & hope. The underlying story is a bit vague. That's ok because it is the tale of Josef, Minca, Daria & other victims of Nazi Germany that are the real story here.
This is my first Jodi Picoult novel. I look forward to many more.
In closing I would like to give a nod to the narrators. Using more than one reader is a stroke of genius. I hope others pick up on this idea as well. Best performance I've heard in a while.
Thank you for the entertainment. It was well worth the time.
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