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The Storyteller Audiobook

The Storyteller

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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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    Richard Dallas, TX, USA 07-17-13
    Richard Dallas, TX, USA 07-17-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Long"
    What would have made The Storyteller better?

    Way too long, with way too many details. I got lost in all the details.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jodi Picoult again?

    no


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    sadnes


    Any additional comments?

    Not a fun book to read and we know so much about the Holocaust, there was too many details givene

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    Amber M. Henderson Wardensville, WV United States 07-17-13
    Amber M. Henderson Wardensville, WV United States 07-17-13 Member Since 2014

    All I need is a good book and a blanket and I'm good :D

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    "Predictable Picoult"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The ending


    Did The Storyteller inspire you to do anything?

    Research more about the Holocaust and Auschwitz. I love fiction with historical tie ins.


    Any additional comments?

    Great historical background and tie in but the flashing to the contemporary story ruins it. Overall an interesting read but the ending is typical Jodi Picoult for those familiar with her style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy J. Garrett Saint Charles, IL 07-16-13
    Kathy J. Garrett Saint Charles, IL 07-16-13

    Kathy Garrett

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    "Best Picoult Book I've read"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    It had a hold on me from beginning to end. It is by far her best I've read. The narration by the cast of voices was excellently cast. If you like historical fiction this book will be the one you can't put down.


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    Nancy 07-14-13
    Nancy 07-14-13
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    "Worth 10 Stars!"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    The story kept me intrigued from the start. I couldn't stop listening . . . stayed up way past my bedtime!


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

    Yes, the multiple narrators made it even better: Young Anya, old German Joseph. Much better listened to than read.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the best Jodi Picoult book I've ever read/listened to. In fact it may be the BEST BOOK I'VE EVER, EVER READ! I can't recommend it highly enough. You won't be disappointed.

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    Rosie BEACH PARK, IL, United States 07-02-13
    Rosie BEACH PARK, IL, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed, I cried, I laughed, I cried. This book stayed with me for awhile. I embraced the characters. I had to stop listening and just cry. The rollercoster ride was worth it. I was hooked from the begining. Be prepared to have a hard time putting this one down. Simply amazing book..


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 07-01-13
    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 07-01-13 Member Since 2008

    Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy.

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    "My first Picoult-very well--a written story!"

    I usually avoid "blockbuster authors", you know, those who are always on the top ten lists, as many are over-rated, IMHO. However, this book had great reviews along with subject matter that currently interests me, so I took a chance. I figured it was about time I decided from actual experience whether a Jodi Picoult was credit-worthy. The answer is yes!

    I am really glad I chose this book, as it was a compelling, fascinating story that kept me interested all the way through. I liked all the narrators and their different characters and felt there was a smooth transition between each of their stories. The thread of the "vampire" was at first distracting, but I do feel it added meaning to the story and didn't detract enough to lower the rating.

    The characters were well-developed, believable, and interesting. The book elicited a plethora of emotions from me. There was sadness, of course, but also humor along with a bit of a budding romance and I enjoyed every part of it. I laughed, smiled, and shed a few tears.

    I am still not sure I loved the ending and have to give that some more thought, but it also did not detract enough to cause me to lower my rating. It is sitting on a fence between 4.5 and 5 stars but really deserves the higher 5 stars.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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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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