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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Excellent book. I can't get certain scenes out of my mind. There are many stories interwoven into one, in this book, and the author intermingles the characters so well. Minka's story of Holocaust survival is so riveting and so heart-breaking, I won't soon forget.
Yes really enjoyed and listened to this story whenever I got the chance.
One of my favorite Piccoult books and I've read or listened to them all.
The variety of readers, the intricate story line, the character development, and the humanness of the characters made this story highly enjoyable! In addition, the detailed information about what daily life was like for Jews in the camps was astonishing. I haven't finished it yet, so I hope the ending is as satisfying as the 'stories within a story'. In any case, I am never disappointed in Jodi P.'s writing.
I liked the blend of past, present, romance and fantasy - The Holocaust years written in such detail, the present with Sage and Leo, and the vampire/werewolf.
I liked the way the reader simultaneously portrayed Sage's vulnerability and strength.
I am enjoying this story so much that I don't want it to end.
No, but I found myself listening to it in smaller bites than I normally would in the same way you'll sneak a few pages during the day in a printed book.
One of the best !
No favorite, they were all equally good.
This story will be with me for years to come.
I only recommend books that I love. Not books described in the headline.
Oh, sure. It very likely will be. It's the kind of fodder that even Harvey Weinstein salivates over. The problem is, it's already been done. Many times.
Narrator, Suzanne Toren's, Minka, was the only truly compelling, albeit excruciating part of the book. Honestly, if I had known more about the book, and that it concerned holocaust stories, I probably wouldn't have bought it; due to the over-saturation of the subject. Some would probably argue that stories like this must always be given it's platform, generally, I agree, however, there's only so much you can stomach after having done so, just for the sake of it. Most of the character's are all cliche's. I love damaged people as much as anyone, but, a guilt-ridden, non-religious Jewish woman, who declares her employer, Mary, a former nun, as her best friend? Really? That is truly just as sad as being involved in a dead end relationship with a married man. Not because she's a former nun, but because she is a terrible friend! I would probably find a former nazi nonagenarian to hangout with too! Joseph, the said former nazi, obviously picked Sage because he knew who her grandmother was. How could Sage not figure this out, in the first act? Then there's Leo. Yeah, the white night, Leo. I guess we needed to Sage end up with a man she truly deserves. Too good to be true.
Stunning historical account. Unfortunately believable.
Transported seventy years past, Annya quickens the reader to live life with her in 1940's Europe. Captivating.
An uwilling but dertermined, Sage, pulls the reader through the weavings of times past & present.
"Thoughts of tomorrow are wasted - I think only of today."
I was disappointed in Jodi Picoult's solution to the realistic journey for the Storyteller. A let down to be sure.
The performance was so good that it made it a better book. I think it would not have been as good to read instead of listening.
Wondering what choice the girls was going to make.
The different voices for the different characters.
I normally like Jodi Picoult, and was excited to have another of her books to listen to, but this one was disappointing. It started out fairly interesting, and as always, Picoult has well developed characters. But as connections begin to be made, it just becomes too convenient and tiresome.
This is an important subject, so you can tell Picoult took a lot of care in it, but I also don't think it was edited well - drags quite a bit for no great reason other than to continue to make you understand how horrible the war was for the Jewish people. I don't mean to sound callous by saying that, it is just that the point is very well made over, and over, and over.
I like hearing the voices - brings it to life a bit more.
Overall, worth a listen, but really could have been abridged.
Would not recommend this over other Picoult books.
I really like some of Picoult's books. But this one was not very good. It's not what i would expect from her. Dont know what i can say that wont give anything away in the book, other then, The audible description of this book doesn't mention the holocaust. and it a big part of this book. And the ending is pretty awful.
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