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The Storyteller Audiobook

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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    S. Mesa Louisville, KY 06-29-13
    S. Mesa Louisville, KY 06-29-13
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    "Excellent book! Everyone should listen!"
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    This is an amazing story that everyone should taken a listen to. It helps put into perspective what it meant to live in the concentration camps during WWII, and raises the question.. what is justice, and how should justice be executed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rupe 06-28-13
    Rupe 06-28-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Very good book"

    Although I saw the ending coming from a mile away, I still really enjoyed what the author put into this book. Very perceptive, deep and creative.

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    Gulf Coast 06-27-13
    Gulf Coast 06-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "First Jodi Picoult for me....."

    .....and I really enjoyed it! I was hesitant to read/listen, but so glad I did!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Montara, CA, United States 06-26-13
    Larry Montara, CA, United States 06-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Too much of a good thing!"

    This is a very long book, which is not in itself a problem. Although Picoult is clearly an excellent writer, in this case she seems to enjoy her own writing too much. The "surprise" ending to the book is given away at about 2/3 into it. One can only assume this was on purpose, but the reason is not at all clear and to this reader deflated the ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Flushing, NY, United States 06-23-13
    Andrea Flushing, NY, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    I loved this...every aspect of it. I finished it in about 3 days. Perfect .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    suzanne Kenmore, Australia 06-21-13
    suzanne Kenmore, Australia 06-21-13
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    "Beautiful and heartwrenching - a great listen"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranked amongst my favourites this book really takes you in and you feel desperately for the characters.


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

    It was intense and I appreciated the breaks - but was desperate to get back to it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    peggy 06-19-13
    peggy 06-19-13
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    "Misrepresented?"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    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.


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

    Holocaust survival.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terp Woodbury, MN, United States 06-17-13
    Terp Woodbury, MN, United States 06-17-13
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    "could NOT stop listening!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    Not only was the story engaging, but having different narrators with authentic (or authentic sounding) accents really made it come to life.


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

    YES! I listen to books while I run and I couldn't not listen between runs.


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    Jennifer ANKENY, IA, United States 06-04-13
    Jennifer ANKENY, IA, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "loved it"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I already started to listen to it again because I wanted to catch the details I may have missed the first time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like them all really.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I thought each narrator really fit their character well and made them come alive.


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

    It was interesting to hear many of the historic details.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Skip Baton Rouge, LA USA 06-02-13
    Mr. Skip Baton Rouge, LA USA 06-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "History Lesson"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I would not listen again. Not that it is not a good listen, I already know the ending, which is very good.


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

    The likelyhood of this really happening.


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

    No


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

    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!).


    Any additional comments?

    Juat get through the first few paragraphs and you will be hooked!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Sarah
    LEEDS, United Kingdom
    4/12/13
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    "A real page turner"

    Enjoyed this book but wasn't too impressed/satisfied with ending.

    Gripping in many places but couldn;t really connect with character Sage.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    London, United Kingdom
    7/19/13
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    "Ambitiously promises a lot which it can’t quite de"
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    This is a moving account of the holocaust with excruciating attention to the horror- the subject matter is dealt with better then might be expected. However, I was desperate for the book to do more that it managed to achieve- it promises in its subplots and undertones to explore the monstrous nature of humanity and unpack the complexity of forgiveness and death. However, these themes never seem to quite get out of the box. I failed to understand the ending and the decisions made by the central characters left me back tracking through the story to see whether it was my mistake to find it baffling. This book promises much that it can’t quite deliver, tackling an incredibly difficult subject it falls short of its own very high ambitions and, a victim of its own ambition, left me a little bewildered and disappointed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • loulabellauk
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "A Page Turner"

    Whilst its definately a page turner that will have you listening way into the night its not my favourite Picoult book because I failed to relate to the main characters. I found Sage quite whiney but then she was in a difficult position.



    You think you know it all but you will be led up different paths before finally it all becomes clear. Well worth listening to but somewhat different to what we have come to expect from Jodi Picoult. The subject matter is difficult and an horrendous period in time which she deals with very well.



    The ending had to be a difficult one but I felt it to be the best we could expect.



    I loved listening to this book as the narrators really bought it to life, totally first class reading.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom
    10/19/14
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    "Moving, but predictable"

    The writing and narration were beautiful. Minka's retelling of her experiences of the Holocaust was heartbreaking and moving. Much of the rest was entirely predictable and cliched.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Greet
    UK
    2/3/14
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    "Good, but..."

    Being a great fan of Jodi Picoult, again, this book is excellent if somewhat terrifying, and like all others I have read by her, extremely well researched.
    However, I found the voice of Leo (Fred Berman) hugely distracting and irritating because of the sharp intake of breath before each sentence. The other narrators were good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Natasha
    2/15/16
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    "thought provoking"

    fantastic! was hooked immediately, really got drawn into this book. made me think about things in a different way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gillian
    1/25/16
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    "Great listening. Fantastic storytelling!"

    This was great. I had never read any of this author but it's made me want to read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline Whitmore
    1/18/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Jodi as always draws and holds you throughout
    With a gripping story which descriptions that paint perfect picture in your mind
    Thoroughly enjoyed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kate
    Stirling, Australia
    12/28/15
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    "Major flaw in the plot"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not, and this is a first with a Picoult book. The premise the book was based on was flawed. At no point did Sage ask "Why can't you kill yourself? Why do I have to bear the guilt/responsibility?" If he wanted to die, due to the guilt of his actions, why would she facilitate his death, enabling him to continue to spread his evil to another person?


    What could Jodi Picoult have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I did learn things about the holocaust and it was well written and flowed well. However I just couldn't accept the key premise of the storyline.


    Any additional comments?

    First Picoult book I've read which made me feel it was written to meet a deadline, not because there was a story waiting to be told.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Chamberlain
    12/16/15
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    "Great story pity about the ending"

    I enjoyed this story up until the last chapter. Felt the strong story line could have done with a more dramatic ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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