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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?

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    Stacy Big Bear City, CA, United States 04-25-13
    Stacy Big Bear City, CA, United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2010

    Live life like a kid in a candy store!

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    "Not What I Expected but, Great!"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I loved the movement between the past and present. I had no idea there would be so much about the Holocaust (pretty intense) but once I settled into it, it was amazing.


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

    I like multiple narrators so on that level this really worked for me. The writer of the story's voice changes to a character in the book when passages are read.


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

    All things sage were interesting. Also the love of the Daily Bread owner


    Any additional comments?

    I think this really illustrates what emotional baggage we put on ourselves. Sometimes we need to sit back and examine if we really own it or not. Deep cleansing breath.... =)

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    Hyun Sunnyside, NY, United States 04-25-13
    Hyun Sunnyside, NY, United States 04-25-13
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    "Terrific story that is ingeniously weaved together"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Worth every second!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Minka - she was terrific in every way and a real hero.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I really like the narration, especially Suzanne Toren's. She really does a beautiful job.


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

    Part of the story that Minka told of her time in the camps and the parallel stroy she wrote of the vampire. Both were extremely moving and made you really think about who and what kind of person you are and what the influential factors were.


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    HDJ New Zealand 04-25-13
    HDJ New Zealand 04-25-13 Member Since 2006
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    "I miss the old Jodi Picoult!"

    Jodi Picoult fans will be familiar with her usual formula of court-room drama and moral dilemmas. Her endings are never quite spelled out and the ultimate decision about what happens is left for the reader to decide. While still dealing with moral issues, the court-room drama is missing this time. The Storyteller is an historical novel that uses the Holocaust to explore guilt, responsibility and family. Like all Picoult's novels, The Storyteller is exceptionally well researched and the narration is outstanding. However,I did not find the story at all compelling. Vampires? Really? It just did not work for me and yes I did get the analogy Picoult tried to make but it was so unnecessary. All the characters, except the grandmother, felt shallow and contrived. I simply couldn't engage with a disfigured reclusive (not to mention self centered) baker, a 90 year old Nazi who is suddenly overtaken with remorse and a barista who speaks only in haiku (I got distracted counting syllables). Meanwhile, Jesus appears in a loaf of bread, a vampire wrecks havoc in a small village and three sisters are called Sage, Pepper and Saffron. Honestly, it could have been a comedy if it weren't for the grandmother's story. When I was listening to the chapters about Minka growing up in Poland and her time in the concentration camps, I was totally engrossed. It was disturbing and devastating and so unlike the rest of the book. I wanted much more of Minka and much less of everything else.

    I used to be Jodi Picoult fan. I have read almost all of her novels but with each new book recently, she tries the same old formula and fails miserably. I miss the days when Picoult wrote novels that I could get lost in and that didn't bore me to death or make me roll my eyes in disbelief.

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    Amy S Texas 04-25-13
    Amy S Texas 04-25-13 Member Since 2009

    I love audiobooks, ebooks, and physical books. I like a variety of genres, but really got started on Dean Koontz. Since then I'll read (listen) to just about anything except child abuse themes.

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    "What a Storyteller! Jodi Picoult at her best!"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I will definitely read (listen) to this story again, and again, and again. I will tell my kids, my kids kids and all my family & friends to read this book. If I were an educator, it would be required reading (even though it's fiction). All my life I've heard about "The Holocaust" but I never really got it until this book. The horror is unimaginable but the story is wonderful. Listening to the book with all the accents makes the story come alive. It's almost like listening to a movie where the film is running in your mind. No other story has made such an impact on me as this one. And the fact that the story is happening in present day United States makes it feel more like a story but has the impact of a history lesson.


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

    The most memorable moment was when one of the Nazis had so much compassion for the victims he actually brought them into his company to protect them from sure death, even when he didn't need all of the ones he already had.


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    Adelle Round Hill, Alberta, Canada 04-23-13
    Adelle Round Hill, Alberta, Canada 04-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Heart-wrenching, beautiful"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    It was such a horrific description of the holocaust told from the viewpoint of a Jewish participant. Heart rendering and brutally descriptive view into the lives of those who were persecuted. It brought the horror to life and gave me a whole new perspective of WWII, the German occupation, and the Allied Liberation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Minka, she was so brave, strong, self-reliant, giving and she persevered.


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

    No.


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

    It broke my heart. I wish everyone could have the opportunity to listen to it, it gives great meaning to the term "Lest We Forget".


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    Christine E Cunningham Knoxville, TN, US 04-22-13
    Christine E Cunningham Knoxville, TN, US 04-22-13
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    "Couldn't stop. Or pause."

    Such a heartwarming story. You go back and back with the characters. It's never easy to pick a side. And just when you think you've figured it out, you turn the page and change your mind. There were a few times that I was like, 'Come on. No way.' Keep going. I thought the narrator did a fantastic job with the delivery and pronunciation. It wasn't easy at times, but it was commendable. This isn't a light read, and you'll have to stay focused. But it's well worth the time put into it.

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    Liz Charlotte, NC, United States 04-22-13
    Liz Charlotte, NC, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Truly a Great Read"
    Any additional comments?

    This was my first Jodi Picoult book and I loved it. I found the story moving because of its historical basis, but also due to the unique story line and great narrators. I listened to this book in a week and about to buy another Picoult book.

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    Jacqueline Austin, TX, United States 04-22-13
    Jacqueline Austin, TX, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Captivating"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, well done.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot left you always wanting to hear what happened next. The storyline could have been predictable, and maybe in some ways it was, but it was so well told, I wanted to keep going.


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

    I think these are some of the same voices that do many other Jodi Picoult books, but the different voices for the different characters go a long way towards making the story more of a play and giving it an interesting voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Spoiler: this was totally well done and a great story. But, since I've read/listened to many other Jodi Picoult books, I knew there would be a twist and found myself constantly thinking about it. The book wasn't so complicated that you couldn't guess - in fact, I figured out the twist early on and was disappointed to learn I was right. Her books are awesome, but I really do wish that plot line was much less predictable.

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    Crystal Knox, IN, United States 04-22-13
    Crystal Knox, IN, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another wonderful Picoult"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    The different characters were fantastic. The different narrators are wonderful.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot seemed to be transparent but like all the Picoult books I am always waiting for the unexpected twist.


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

    I couldn't name one. They were all fantastic.


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

    I would have loved to listen to this book in one sitting. I was hard to tare myself away from it and could not wait to get back to it.


    Any additional comments?

    I never have enough good things to say about Picoults books. I absolutely love every one of them.

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    Alison United States 04-21-13
    Alison United States 04-21-13
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    "Ok, not great."
    Any additional comments?

    The story was interesting, but had so many plot lines and interjections into the narrative that I found myself confused and frustrated more than once, as well as lacking motivation to keep listening. If you are interested in the WWII era, you may like the attempt at historical fiction, but overall was not impressed.

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