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The Storyteller | [Jodi Picoult]

The Storyteller

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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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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    Cathy Gillette, WY, United States 05-11-13
    Cathy Gillette, WY, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Thought Provoking"

    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.

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    kellyann jackson n. bellmore, new york United States 05-09-13
    kellyann jackson n. bellmore, new york United States 05-09-13
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    "GREAT Book, disappointing ending"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    The readers were fantastic and the story was gripping


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The grandmother, because of her strength and wisdom.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim United States 05-09-13
    Tim United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not to be missed"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    weaving our history


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

    No, this was the first. Pure pleasure to ride along on this riveting journey


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

    Make you realize our emotions tied to events are not separated by more than a degree or a small bakery.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey COLUMBIA, MO, United States 05-09-13
    Stacey COLUMBIA, MO, United States 05-09-13
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    "Great Book!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detailed information describing the concentration camps. So sad, you could feel Menka's pain.


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

    No


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

    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!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katy PARKER, CO, United States 05-06-13
    Katy PARKER, CO, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2009
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    "A compelling read"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Verdugo 05-06-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Book"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Storyteller?

    The whole book was memorable to me. It has suspense and sorrow and a bit of lust.


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

    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.


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

    Well I didn't do much laughing but I was saddened and heart broken at times.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    marilyn 05-06-13
    marilyn 05-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "What a story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Because some of the characters are from different countries, hearing those differences really brought the story to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Storyteller?

    For me, the chapters where Minka tells her story were at times horrifying, sad yet riveting.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Their performances truly made you believe they were who they were speaking.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many because the story was so beautiful but if I had to choose one it would be Minka's death.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-05-13
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    "I'm a wife, a mom, a student and a lover of books"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    Everything


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Storyteller?

    Hearing the story from multiple view points. Feeling love and fear, anger and joy for the characters.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    All the narrators were top notch. They made the story come to life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    there were many moments that moved me. I cried several times listening to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    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?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa 05-03-13
    Theresa 05-03-13 Member Since 2010

    I love audio books. As I spend hours a day driving they keeps me going. Thank you great performers and delightful writers.

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    "Sad does not cover this story"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal West 05-03-13
    Crystal West 05-03-13 Member Since 2012

    Professional woman, reading constantly

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    "Wonderful Story!"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    You won't be sorry you read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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