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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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    yvonne5588 Austin, TX, United States 05-20-13
    yvonne5588 Austin, TX, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Gripping"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. The narration was done by very talented individuals.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending was surprising and not expected. So many details of the story kept you hanging on.

    Some authors try to capture an audience many adjectives and numerous descriptions that leave little for imagination; this often bores me. This author secured my attention with critical details and a provoking story. If you like to think while you listen and reflect consistently, this is the book for you.


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

    Mila, Her voice was so genuine. It never sounded as if she was reading text but revealing accounts as if they just happened. If was captured by her tone, pauses and her pitch. I have listened to this book twice and I'm about to start the third time.


    2 of 4 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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ania Grandbois RI, USA 05-13-13
    Ania Grandbois RI, 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    "Thought Provoking"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Callahan Denver co 05-09-13
    Tim Callahan Denver co 05-09-13
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen CALLICOON, NY, United States 05-09-13
    Kathleen CALLICOON, NY, United States 05-09-13
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    "Excellent"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of the best books I've read and my first Jodi Picoult. I haven't read her work as I have heard they are sad. While a story involving the Holocost is not a happy one, this story is one of courage, life and luck. It was very well worth reading and not a true tear jerker.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey COLUMBIA, MO, United States 05-09-13
    Stacey COLUMBIA, MO, United States 05-09-13
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    "Great Book!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Excellent book!! Jodi Picoult is an AMAZING author. All of her books including Storyteller are awesome!! From the first page to the last there was never a dull moment. I didn't want the book to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detailed information describing the concentration camps. So sad, you could feel Menka's pain.


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

    No


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

    Yes. Although it's my reason to exercise. If I don't exercise then I don't get to listen to a book. Kept me motivated everyday to burn some calories while listening to a great book!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Paraparaumu,New Zealand 05-08-13
    Barbara Paraparaumu,New Zealand 05-08-13
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    "Disappointing for a Jodi Picoult book"
    Would you try another book from Jodi Picoult and/or the narrators?

    Yes because I have enjoyed previous books, particularly ones dealing with relevant topics.


    What could Jodi Picoult have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It seemed too uncoordinated


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narrators made the characters seem real


    Was The Storyteller worth the listening time?

    No


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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