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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Another story that can't be enjoyed without your concentration, but worth the effort. This is not a subject matter I would normally chose, but after having enjoyed MOST of Jodi Picoult's books, I gave this book a whole-hearted listen. I was not disappointed! It was thoughtful & heartfelt, as with all her books.
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 started to listen to it again because I wanted to catch the details I may have missed the first time.
I like them all really.
I thought each narrator really fit their character well and made them come alive.
It was interesting to hear many of the historic details.
I would not listen again. Not that it is not a good listen, I already know the ending, which is very good.
The likelyhood of this really happening.
That would give away a big part of the mystery of the story. I could not wait to hear another chapter (
Jjust like in the book, know that I think about it!).
Juat get through the first few paragraphs and you will be hooked!
can't answer this because I haven't read it - only listened to it.
The story kept me enraptured for the full time. I kept waiting until I could listen to the next part.
It was narrated beautifully. What a pleasure to listen to different voices for the different characters instead of just one narrator moderating his/her voice.
No - it is meant to be listened to slowly so that you can enjoy it more.
Yes! Jodi tells a story that is captivating and holds your interest. This is a different type of Holocaust story told from the perspective of the victims and the perpetuators.
Sage is an awesome character who battles her own demons while investigating other ones.
Her discussions with Minka and Josef are well written and voiced
The narrators bring the story alive. Their accents are real not staged and they all bring strong emotion to the story.
My only disappointment was the ending. I felt that Sage needed to stay above the fray of getting even. Her ongoing struggle with a developing moral ethic collapsed in the end.
Life's A Story
The ending when the picture book was found in the night stand.
It brough the characters to life.
It's not just another Anne Franks tale.
I've always been drawn to the conflict in WWII, but the book pulls the reader into the grey areas and tries to get into the how and why people acted the way they did.
Recently I have read many books about the WWII and concentracion camps. Ms PIcoult makes this one feel personal. One needs to pay attention to all the different story lines, but well worth the effort. This one would be a great one for a book club. I have recommended the book to lots of friends. As always Picoult has some twists and turns to the story line.
I loved everything about this book. It is a great story and I am so happy that I listened to it rather than read it. The voices for each character fit perfectly.
It did. My only wish is that we would have heard more from Josef.
Minka's entire account of her life moved me.
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