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 like how Jodi Picoult takes current issues and produces an emotional fictional account. The Storyteller is all that but a little bit more. The different perspectives she includes are so thought provoking that I continue to consider them even after finishing the book. Although I have read Picoult's more recent books, they had lost some of their edge for me. They had become somewhat predictable and familiar. The Storyteller is my new Jodi Picoult favorite. I highly recommend this book and already have to my friends and family.
The readers were fantastic and the story was gripping
The grandmother, because of her strength and wisdom.
When the Germans came in and knocked the chicken dinner off the table. I don't know why but that scene stayed with me throughout the book.
There was some foreshadowing regarding the ending..... but I still feel as though too many ends were left in the air. I would have liked a few more details
weaving our history
No, this was the first. Pure pleasure to ride along on this riveting journey
Make you realize our emotions tied to events are not separated by more than a degree or a small bakery.
Excellent book!! Jodi Picoult is an AMAZING author. All of her books including Storyteller are awesome!! From the first page to the last there was never a dull moment. I didn't want the book to end.
The detailed information describing the concentration camps. So sad, you could feel Menka's pain.
Yes. Although it's my reason to exercise. If I don't exercise then I don't get to listen to a book. Kept me motivated everyday to burn some calories while listening to a great book!!
The Storyteller skillfully intertwines multiple story lines into a compelling tale about guilt, forgiveness, and retribution.The voice talent on this audio book drew me in and kept me listening. My only criticism of the book was the ending--it seemed hasty and abrupt--and the final actions of the main characters seemed inconsistent with the the rest of the book.
The whole book was memorable to me. It has suspense and sorrow and a bit of lust.
All the readers were great. I love books that allow me to use my imagination and not think twice about whether or not the voice matches the characters.
Well I didn't do much laughing but I was saddened and heart broken at times.
I did not expect this book to end they way it did and I honestly wasn't sure what I was in for. But I really really enjoyed it. I love the way the book is written. I'm am Polish and my family was too once in the situation so I suppose it hit close to home.
Yes. Because some of the characters are from different countries, hearing those differences really brought the story to life.
For me, the chapters where Minka tells her story were at times horrifying, sad yet riveting.
Their performances truly made you believe they were who they were speaking.
There were so many because the story was so beautiful but if I had to choose one it would be Minka's death.
I couldn't get enough of this book and have even considered buying the print version to re-read one day. The voices of the characters were so well chosen that I believe I will forever hear them in my head and that's what made this so great. Kudos to Jodi Piccoult for an amazing story and kudos to Audible for making this book come alive!
Hearing the story from multiple view points. Feeling love and fear, anger and joy for the characters.
All the narrators were top notch. They made the story come to life
there were many moments that moved me. I cried several times listening to this book.
I saw some reviews that questioned the "vampire" part of the story. I wonder if these people listened all the way through and I realize that it doesn't make sense reading reviews but just trust me, it does. This story was beautiful. There are some very painful things that happen to the characters (stories of concentration camps), but isn't that was reading a book is about? Having empathy for the characters and feeling their joys and sorrows?
I love audio books. As I spend hours a day driving they keeps me going. Thank you great performers and delightful writers.
I battled to finish this book. The narrators had to be tired when they finished I felt they did a wonderful job with a story that hurt to read. I have told a couple of friends not to read this as I could not pick up a book for several days...shell shocked...SAD SAD SAD
Professional woman, reading constantly
So very many things were impressive about this book..........Mika's description of her experience in Auschwitz was spellbinding, descriptive, sad and even made me want to be ill a few times.............emotionally engrossing. I suppose I never gave it much thought what actually happened to the victims of Auschwitz's personal effects and I am blown away at what other prisoners had to sort through on a daily basis. Horrible! Very well written.
I fell in love with the character of Mika.....she is unforgettable. A rather predicatable twist at the end, but still very engrossing. I really enjoyed listening to this book.
There were several, all wonderful and fit the specific characters very well. This book was very well read and I enjoyed it very much with the multi-character presentation.
Yes, like I said earlier, I was feeling ill at a point in Mika's story and also so very sad, to the point of tears, for Mika and her best friend and her fellow prisoners. There was a point where I actually felt sorry at the end, with Josef.
Since I listened to this book on audio, I don't know if I am spelling the names of the characters properly here, but you will know who I mean if you are reading it.
You won't be sorry you read this book.
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