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The Storyteller Audiobook

The Storyteller

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Jason Roth 09-11-14
    Jason Roth 09-11-14
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    "Excellent Book"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    Yes. Everytime I listen, I hear a small wonderfull detail i missed the first time.


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    Steve PROSPECT, Cayman Islands 09-09-14
    Steve PROSPECT, Cayman Islands 09-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best books I have ever listened to."
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have over 600 books on audible. This is in the top 3!



    What did you like best about this story?

    the humanization of the jews.they were not statistics they were people.


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    mary 08-31-14
    mary 08-31-14

    I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.

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    "Good But Not Great"

    If this story had been billed as a drama it would have gotten a five star rating but as a mystery, although well written, it drags on and too much time is spent in the past.

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    Betty 06-13-14
    Betty 06-13-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Depressing"
    Any additional comments?

    I only cared to listen to this once. Depressing holocaust story with the expected cruelty and evil. Even the baker grand-daughter's story that is entwined with her grandmother's death bed story is lonely and sad.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Indio, CA, United States 05-10-14
    Claire Indio, CA, United States 05-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Jodi Picoult at her best"

    Sad, Intriguing, hopeful. I loved the book. One of Jodi Picoult's better reads.

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    Bearwife 04-10-14
    Bearwife 04-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Jodi Picoult and/or the narrators?

    I'm not sure, as to Picoult. This one, The Tenth Circle, and Lone Wolf, all of which I have read recently, were all disappointing. I did like My Sister's Keeper and Nineteen Minutes very much. As to the narrators, yes indeed. Well done!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think the Holocaust was bad enough that Picoult simply did not need to add additional gruesome inventions of her own. She seemed to feel that the mass starvation and extermination of 12 million people (including 6 million Jews) just wasn't over the top enough. Nor did her main character have to be the World's Most Awesome Baker, never mind the extremity of her personal story. And layering onto that endless exaggeration about how impossible it is to find and try Nazis, the inability of an ancient man to die without assistance, and the miraculous ability to spin an gripping horror story from memory alone . . . I don't know, my ability to suspend disbelief just collapsed. Please, Ms. Picoult, pick one serious story and tell it . . . seriously and quietly.


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

    The characters sprang to life through the narrators, despite the overwrought plot devices.


    Could you see The Storyteller being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Probably, with writers who dropped a lot of the less necessary drama. I'd want to give some greater thought to casting, though I think younger, less well known actors would be a better choice for the younger characters . . . maybe in a TV miniseries format for this lengthy tale.


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    Julie 04-10-14
    Julie 04-10-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Still with me long after finishing the book"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    No because I don't listen more than once


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Minka. Remarkable in her ability to survive and make a life after the war.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Josef Weber


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

    When Minka was spared a beating when she found her father's suitcase and unraveled his sweater.


    Any additional comments?

    The many serious questions raised in this story remain with me. This is my favorite book in the past year.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 03-01-14
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 03-01-14 Member Since 2017

    I love books!

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    "a great book"

    First time author, Jodi PIcoult. "The Storyteller" caught my eye as I liked the plot being about World War II. This story follows the life of a young Polish girl coming of age as the war is starting and follows her through the war and afterwards, looking at it mainly through the eyes of her granddaughter. The story touches on family relationships and has several stories going on at the same time. This is a page turner without being a thriller. It's a great story and I highly recommend it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Moore Springfield, IL 02-22-14
    Tony Moore Springfield, IL 02-22-14 Member Since 2013

    Kneel Before Zod!!

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    "This book is a reason to have Audbile"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's an incredible story and worthy of all the high praise it receives and then some.


    What other book might you compare The Storyteller to and why?

    The subject matter isn't unfamiliar but the way the story plays out is original so it's hard to compare it to anything.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    The grandmother....


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

    The training and killing done by SS Officers from their perspective.


    Any additional comments?

    This would make a very powerful movie or mini-series, and hopefully someone will do that.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 01-24-14
    Amy 01-24-14

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    "A typical Picoult"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    If you like Jodi Picoult's stories, this is one that you will enjoy without exception. It will take you to a place you have not been, but after listening to this book you will feel like you have. Very emotional and mind opening. A great read.


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