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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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    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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    Sandi Denmark, Australia 06-02-13
    Sandi Denmark, Australia 06-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "what a great listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    can't answer this because I haven't read it - only listened to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story kept me enraptured for the full time. I kept waiting until I could listen to the next part.


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

    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.


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

    No - it is meant to be listened to slowly so that you can enjoy it more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SCHENECTADY, NY, United States 06-01-13
    Amazon Customer SCHENECTADY, NY, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great listen Excellent voice performances"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    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


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

    The narrators bring the story alive. Their accents are real not staged and they all bring strong emotion to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Athens, Texas, United States 05-29-13
    Jeffrey Athens, Texas, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A good read from the Jewish perspective"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Life's A Story


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

    The ending when the picture book was found in the night stand.


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

    It brough the characters to life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It's not just another Anne Franks tale.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet 05-29-13
    Janet 05-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Picoult's tells a great story"

    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.

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    Julia San Mateo, CA, United States 05-28-13
    Julia San Mateo, CA, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This was an amazing book with amazing narrators!"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    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.


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

    It did. My only wish is that we would have heard more from Josef.


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

    Minka's entire account of her life moved me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nurseforcomfort San Diego 05-28-13
    nurseforcomfort San Diego 05-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "absoluting fascinating induced many tears"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I would listen again to adsorb more of the details that I cried through the first time.


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

    The rescue


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

    They were wonderful


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

    Made me cry!


    Any additional comments?

    Most interesting as the book described how a young German man was convinced Hitler was trying to help Germany was interesting to hear how normal young men were made into monsters..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GAYNOR SANDTON, South Africa 05-27-13
    GAYNOR SANDTON, South Africa 05-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A REALLY good Jodi Picoult book !"

    New to audio but I REALLY loved this book ! Cannot recommend it highly enough!

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    Amazon Customer Danville, KY USA 05-27-13
    Amazon Customer Danville, KY USA 05-27-13 Member Since 2013

    Mary Dean RN, BSN, Health Sciences Teacher. Member since March 2010.

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    "Superb book! Realistic to the max!"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    The entire story-line. This book as told by the grand-daughter and the grand-mother touched my emotions so deeply. I laughed a bit and cried a lot. I was totally engaged while listening to this book. I tolerated no outside interruptions. I wanted to hear and feel every word of this book. I was surprised at the true identity of the Nazi. I was not disappointed in this listen in any way. Great book. Great listen.


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

    I do not have anything similar to compare it to.


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

    Just listening to the different character accents enhanced this listen and made it so realistic.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How Hitler affected the Germans, the Jews, as well as the rest of us.


    Any additional comments?

    My father served as a guard over German officers on a ship during WWII. He brought home pictures that one German officer took while at the concentration camp. They were beyond belief. I saw for myself what the Nazis' did to the Jews. Those pictures were in my mind through every word of this book. From what I saw in those pictures, the grand-mothers account of her life in the concentration camp was exactly as those pictures revealed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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