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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Ranked amongst my favourites this book really takes you in and you feel desperately for the characters.
It was intense and I appreciated the breaks - but was desperate to get back to it
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.
Not only was the story engaging, but having different narrators with authentic (or authentic sounding) accents really made it come to life.
YES! I listen to books while I run and I couldn't not listen between runs.
I already have!
Have read many on this subject but it's incomparable to anything I've read
Part II Minka's story. I couldn't stop listening. I cried a few times. I could picture everything. Beautifully descriptive.
Hmmm all of it but I would have to say to say minka's relationship with Frank
I'm going to buy the book so i can always have it to read again
It was pretty flawless and I couldn't stop listening.
Won't give anything away. Loved the descriptions.
Yes and no. I really wanted to savor it.
I still get a lump in my throat thinking about the story.
This book was definitely one that I couldn't put away. The narration was excellent with each character being very well depicted.
Although I guessed the ending before the end, it was a very good plot and well orchestrated.
Given the vast differences in the ages and nationalities of the characters, the narrators were able to describe them very well.
The story saddened me.
The different voices were fabulous. I really am into Jodi Picoult now...how she took the halocaust story and brought it to life, all while throwing in vampires (ompures) and a little mystery/romance in one tale. Sounds perhaps too complicated, but the 3(or more) concurrent stories that all interconnect are all powerful.
Obviously -- the stories. all running concurrently but all powerful and interesting...and moving. Siblings -- guilt -- Judaism. Justice versus forgiveness...Aristophanes...The description of baking and fabulous bakery items. Great discussion of forgiveness -- what can be forgiven? Are some crimes too great to forgive? Great stories.
the voices were all perfect. And - men reading women's parts, women reading mens, women reading mens, halocoust - romance, love. The accents - the story of the grandma and the horrific experience of being a european jew in the 1940s. The concurrent story of modern-day baker Sage who is grieving and baking and avoiding people after the guilt she has of causing her mothers' death ...
Several places left me in tears... When Minke (spelling) lost her best friend Dario...when "How Does it end?" kept surfacing. The surprise ending was something.
Hearing the different aspects of the story from everyone was awesome.
Sage was my favorite character, she was strong and beautiful.
It mad me cry at some spots, and made me laugh at others.
Yes, great story with wonderful narration!
Minka telling her story
Sometimes even with a great book and a good narrator, I feel like I would have enjoyed the book better had I read it myself. Never once did I feel like that with this one. All the characters became so real with this one. Great job!!!
The story was spectacular, and the narration every bit as good as the story! Would highly recommend this book!
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