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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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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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    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.


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    Kristine Woodbury, MN, United States 06-17-13
    Kristine 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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    iesha Tucson, AZ, United States 06-14-13
    iesha Tucson, AZ, United States 06-14-13
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    "beautiful! loved everything about it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have!


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

    Have read many on this subject but it's incomparable to anything I've read


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Part II Minka's story. I couldn't stop listening. I cried a few times. I could picture everything. Beautifully descriptive.


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

    Hmmm all of it but I would have to say to say minka's relationship with Frank


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to buy the book so i can always have it to read again

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    susan HOlliswood, NY, United States 06-13-13
    susan HOlliswood, NY, United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2015
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    "What a great book"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    It was pretty flawless and I couldn't stop listening.


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

    Won't give anything away. Loved the descriptions.


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

    n/a


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

    Yes and no. I really wanted to savor it.


    Any additional comments?

    I still get a lump in my throat thinking about the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet PINELLAS PARK, FL, United States 06-10-13
    Janet PINELLAS PARK, FL, United States 06-10-13
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    "I loved this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    This book was definitely one that I couldn't put away. The narration was excellent with each character being very well depicted.


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

    Although I guessed the ending before the end, it was a very good plot and well orchestrated.


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

    Given the vast differences in the ages and nationalities of the characters, the narrators were able to describe them very well.


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

    The story saddened me.


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    Mary H. Crockett Dayton, Ohio 06-09-13
    Mary H. Crockett Dayton, Ohio 06-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fabulous "read" - fabulous storytellers."
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    The different voices were fabulous. I really am into Jodi Picoult now...how she took the halocaust story and brought it to life, all while throwing in vampires (ompures) and a little mystery/romance in one tale. Sounds perhaps too complicated, but the 3(or more) concurrent stories that all interconnect are all powerful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Obviously -- the stories. all running concurrently but all powerful and interesting...and moving. Siblings -- guilt -- Judaism. Justice versus forgiveness...Aristophanes...The description of baking and fabulous bakery items. Great discussion of forgiveness -- what can be forgiven? Are some crimes too great to forgive? Great stories.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    the voices were all perfect. And - men reading women's parts, women reading mens, women reading mens, halocoust - romance, love. The accents - the story of the grandma and the horrific experience of being a european jew in the 1940s. The concurrent story of modern-day baker Sage who is grieving and baking and avoiding people after the guilt she has of causing her mothers' death ...


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

    Several places left me in tears... When Minke (spelling) lost her best friend Dario...when "How Does it end?" kept surfacing. The surprise ending was something.


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT read!

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    Bill 06-07-13
    Bill 06-07-13
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    "Very much worth your time"

    I love great stories with history imbedded. The characters are great and the author kept me interested to the very end. The cast was outstanding, especially Mozhan Marno!

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    Casey SUFFOLK, VA, United States 06-07-13
    Casey SUFFOLK, VA, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "This book was so sad but intriguing."
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    Hearing the different aspects of the story from everyone was awesome.


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

    Sage was my favorite character, she was strong and beautiful.


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

    It mad me cry at some spots, and made me laugh at others.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Millie WHEATFIELD, IN, United States 06-07-13
    Millie WHEATFIELD, IN, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2011

    Midwest Mom Addicted to Audible!

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    "Spectacular!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, great story with wonderful narration!


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

    Minka telling her story


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Sometimes even with a great book and a good narrator, I feel like I would have enjoyed the book better had I read it myself. Never once did I feel like that with this one. All the characters became so real with this one. Great job!!!


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

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    The story was spectacular, and the narration every bit as good as the story! Would highly recommend this book!

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    Justine San Diego, CA, United States 06-07-13
    Justine San Diego, CA, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Eye Opener"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to a friend because I really looked forward to listening to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sage. I could relate to her.


    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?

    Very extreme. I cried and hurt for the Jews who suffered the affliction of the Germans in the Holocaust.


    Any additional comments?

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