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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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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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    Laura KINGWOOD, TX, United States 12-12-13
    Laura KINGWOOD, TX, United States 12-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not my favorite Picoult at all"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not one I'd recommend. Overall an interesting story, but too long and I almost gave up on it because it was so choppy -- I didn't think she did a great job weaving together the story lines. I found the Holocaust scenes disturbing and I did not like the horror fairy tale/fable she worked in and weekly tied in toward the end.


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    Kathleen 11-27-13
    Kathleen 11-27-13
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    "Loved It, but the singular track made it WORK!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT THEY DOWNLOAD FROM ANOTHER LISTING SO THAT THERE WOULD NOT BE THE DIFFICULTY IN REVIEWING THE PLACE ON IPOD TO FIND WHERE YOU ARE. IT WAS VERY ANNOYING TO HAVE THE SINGULAR TRACK FOR THE WHOLE BOOK!


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    Susan Austin, TX, United States 11-18-13
    Susan Austin, TX, United States 11-18-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Enthralling from beginning to end"

    While not a fast-paced thriller, this novel was gripping nonetheless and kept me listening for hour upon hour. The author (an awesome storyteller) tells related stories from several vantage points and it's not until close to the end that you realize how they mesh. The main character is a young American girl who has distanced herself from her Jewish heritage. Seemingly by accident, she meets an old man who has a connection to one of her ancestors. He is tormented by guilt and asks her to help him. Several interesting characters and plot twists keep this novel moving at a good pace. Highly recommend.this listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha Trenton, TN, United States 11-12-13
    Samantha Trenton, TN, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "You only thought you knew......."
    Any additional comments?

    Many things can be taken away from this book and so not to spool it for any one, I will only review on the main thing I gained from this story. Many have forgotten the true horror and brutality of the Holocaust, thank you Jodi Picoult for painting a real and touching reminder in respect to the Jews who survived and those that did not... May God have mercy and never allow humans to repeat this kind of hate and ignorance again.....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 11-08-13
    Linda 11-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Her Best!"

    Simply her best novel to date. I recommend it to everyone. My only negative is the number of readers -- it was not always obvious which character was 'speaking'.

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    Erin Montana, MT, United States 11-01-13
    Erin Montana, MT, United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A story within a story


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

    YES! I kept waiting for what happened next


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

    I have never listened to this performer but plan to again


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

    Yes...but it took 2 instead


    Any additional comments?

    This is an amazing listen. I love this book and author!

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    Adrian S. Armstrong 10-30-13
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    "I still think of this book"

    Very well written and narrated. Haunting story but good and meaningful.
    I learned so much about the holicaust through the characters.

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    chris VILLA PARK, IL, United States 10-30-13
    chris VILLA PARK, IL, United States 10-30-13 Member Since 2014
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    "My first review after 493 books!"

    This was my 493rd book. I have listened to many great books based on historical fiction. This is the first one I feel the need to contribute a review. Although this is truly a story of survival, it is not a book for everyone. It is deep, moving and powerful.
    It is written in the current day but ventures back into the worst era in American history....the War against Germany. If you can stomach the reality of Auschwitz and some of the horrific events of that era, there is a great deal to be learned from this novel.
    I found myself having to rewind several times. This book deals with religion, love, death, culture, law and history and most importantly....survival. I recommend it to anyone who finds life lessons in literature regardless of the fact that it is fiction.

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    murph rochester ny 10-30-13
    murph rochester ny 10-30-13 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Don't get the good reviews."

    This is a terrible book on so many levels. There are some interesting ideas however it is poorly written and each of the story lines has different yet significant problems. Editing would have eliminated the many repetitive sentences and paragraphs. For me the serious historical events were made trite. Minka's real life history is filled with tragic, true and heart-wrenching events and there are so many books that do it better. I did want to like this book...

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    JudyH. 10-24-13
    JudyH. 10-24-13

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    "Dumb, Dumb, Dumb"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm no book critic but this story was totally implausable. What a disappointment.


    What was most disappointing about Jodi Picoult’s story?

    The vampire stuff. Very distracting.


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

    All narrators were fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Storyteller?

    Vampire


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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