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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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    Edward Weston, FL, United States 05-17-13
    Edward Weston, FL, United States 05-17-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book"

    This book gets you from the start. One of the best listens in a long time. I have been a member of Audible for 10 years and this book is definitely in my top 10

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    Andy 05-17-13
    Andy 05-17-13
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    "Fantastic, and so unlike Jodi Picoult..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    did not read the printed version.

    I did not expect the book like this from my favorite author. It is so different from the others! BUT: It is absolutely GREAT!!!! Of course it is very heavy, not a "summer read" but it is so well done! I was born in Poland and this subject is not foreign to me. I have read many books about Auschvitz survivers. This book is so captivating, so well written - and so, it is valuable to the young generations... I have read all Jodi's books, whereas many were my favorites, this one sticks out with its severity and a serious content, it is a heavy load, yet absolutely worth reading!!!! It brings me the recollection of "The Schindler's List"....


    What did you like best about this story?

    Honesty, likelihood that this is a true story...It reads like a real recount of historical events, but one feels to be part of it....


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    It was OK, but the book's content overshadowed the narration. Probably it was good, since it was such a pleasure to listen!


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

    I almost did!!!! I have read it in 2 days (or less).


    Any additional comments?

    Yet another splendid book by Jodi Picoult! Do not miss out on this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    donna Brook Park, MN, United States 05-17-13
    donna Brook Park, MN, United States 05-17-13

    Donna

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    "Another heart grabber for Jodi....great book!"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Jodi has the stories you dont forget. Amazing writer. Every time I read another Picoult, I find another favorite! How do you do it Jodi???


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

    It was fairly easy to take a break..but I really looked forwards to my "book time". A really good book.


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    ellegreenland Seattle, WA United States 05-14-13
    ellegreenland Seattle, WA United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2013

    mzzelle

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    "Engrossing story"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I'm not one to re-listen to books, but with The Storyteller, I would find myself replaying chapters at a time. The story is very moving and the dialogue completely captures you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    No spoilers, but the ending is beautiful, haunting and both gives you closure, but also illuminates possibilities of the storylines left unwritten.


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

    All of the characters were interesting - the thing about Jody's books are that her people are so multi-dimensional. This makes them unpredictable and in this case, the story more wrenching. Minka's voice stands out. incredible, the nuances, accent and inflection were flawless.


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    Ania Grandbois MA, USA 05-13-13
    Ania Grandbois MA, USA 05-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    This book/story was skillfully crafted, really well done.


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

    I enjoyed the interweaving of the stories and putting together the pieces during the telling prior to them being revealed more directly.


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

    I really liked the different narrators, and will seek other books with multiple narrators now.


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

    I cried helplessly at times and felt quite strongly several times. Part 2 of the book was so engrossing, I found it difficult to even multitask and just sat actively listening to much of that part.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book so much, I'm still feeling tempted to listen to it a second time right now immediately after finishing it, regardless of having 11 new audio books to select from.

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    Mary Apple Valley, ca, United States 05-11-13
    Mary Apple Valley, ca, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A must listen!"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is by far one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to.


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

    When it all comes together... past, present, and future, it was touching, heartbreaking, and hopeful.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The different voices for the characters and the different views really made the book come alive!


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

    I definitely could have listened to this book in one sitting but used it as a treat for my mind while I went walking.


    Any additional comments?

    Picoult's finest!

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    Stacy Pottstown, PA, United States 05-11-13
    Stacy Pottstown, PA, United States 05-11-13

    I LOVE to read!! I prefer mysteries but I dabble in every genre!!

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    "Great Listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    This is the true definition of an audiobook! I am so glad I decided to use a credit for this! The narrators really captured the essence of the characters and kept me listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The heart of this story is definitively Minka's grim tale of life in the Jewish ghetto and concentration camps. I liked the contrast in her personal story and Josef's personal story of that same time period.


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

    The narrators brought the story to life. I think they made it more realistic. I felt as if I was in the story myself.


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

    "Forgive or forget?"
    I'm not really good at tag lines!


    Any additional comments?

    I've only read a few other Jodi Picoult books, but she holds true to form in this novel and she doesn't disappoint. I admire books that dive into history and the extensive research it must have taken to complete.

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    Cathy Gillette, WY, United States 05-11-13
    Cathy Gillette, WY, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    I like how Jodi Picoult takes current issues and produces an emotional fictional account. The Storyteller is all that but a little bit more. The different perspectives she includes are so thought provoking that I continue to consider them even after finishing the book. Although I have read Picoult's more recent books, they had lost some of their edge for me. They had become somewhat predictable and familiar. The Storyteller is my new Jodi Picoult favorite. I highly recommend this book and already have to my friends and family.

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    kellyann jackson n. bellmore, new york United States 05-09-13
    kellyann jackson n. bellmore, new york United States 05-09-13
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    "GREAT Book, disappointing ending"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    The readers were fantastic and the story was gripping


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The grandmother, because of her strength and wisdom.


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

    When the Germans came in and knocked the chicken dinner off the table. I don't know why but that scene stayed with me throughout the book.


    Any additional comments?

    There was some foreshadowing regarding the ending..... but I still feel as though too many ends were left in the air. I would have liked a few more details

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    Tim United States 05-09-13
    Tim United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Not to be missed"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    weaving our history


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

    No, this was the first. Pure pleasure to ride along on this riveting journey


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

    Make you realize our emotions tied to events are not separated by more than a degree or a small bakery.


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