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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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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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    Christine LA JOLLA, CA, United States 08-01-13
    Christine LA JOLLA, CA, United States 08-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful writing, but not my type of story"

    There's no question that Jodi Picoult is a beautiful writer. She is a true master of the English language, and from that perspective I enjoyed this book. However, I found the descriptions a little too intense and graphic. I understand that given the subject matter (the Holocaust) this was bound to be the case, but the horror was just a little too much for me. It was just too depressing and upsetting for me. By the middle of the book I almost couldn't continue because I was so upset, but I knew that I had to continue because it would get less depressing eventually so I wouldn't be left in such an awful mental state. I also didn't find the story as compelling as I expected to. The characters were interesting, but I found things moved a little slow at times.

    I've read one other Jody Picoult novel and I had a similar reaction to that one (I can't remember which it was), so I suspect I just don't care for her stories, despite her beautiful writing. I can see why others would very much enjoy this book. But if you are sensitive to horror and strong negative emotions and situations, this is probably not the book for you.

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    R. Montoya Santa Fe, NM 08-01-13
    R. Montoya Santa Fe, NM 08-01-13 Member Since 2012

    Chefdujourr

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    "Wow what a story!"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    The character development


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

    When Minka would not die on the Nazi's terms and went outside to discover the guard towers were empty and the survivors were FREE.


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

    Great character voices with believable accents


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

    Not at first but as the story progressed, I could not turn it off!


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    Daniela Uberaba, Brazil 07-30-13
    Daniela Uberaba, Brazil 07-30-13 Member Since 2011

    Professor at Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil). I love romances and thrillers. Feel free to send me e-books suggestions!

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    "Very interesting details of Second World War"

    This was an amazing audiobook. I just finished it and I already feel empty without it. The narrators were wonderful... and in my opinion made the book even better. I couldn't stop listening to the details about Second World War, it really hooked me in the plot.

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    K. lang 07-30-13
    K. lang 07-30-13 Member Since 2011

    Mo Chamblee

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    "I wish I could give this one 10 stars!"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    The intertwining of the past and present. Especially the story of Anna.


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

    Sage and Leo hearing her grandmother's story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    With Jodi's books, it is always the twist at the end.


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

    Of course! However, with Audible, you don't have to sit!


    Any additional comments?

    I am always amazed by the diversity of Jodi Picoult's stories. They are always a new adventure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jill HOUSTON, TEXAS, United States 07-29-13
    Jill HOUSTON, TEXAS, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "This book stole my heart :)"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's by far the best book I have listened to ever! It melted my heart, I enjoyed every minute of it. I even had dreams about it and I couldn't wait to listen to it every morning on my way to work.


    What other book might you compare The Storyteller to and why?

    It's a historical mystery and I loved it. I really can't compare it to anything because it's different than other books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Listening to the grandmother tell her story was so neat. I think at one point I cried.


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

    Bread is food for the heart


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. Best book ever! Would recommend students read it in high school it's so good. I just thought it was so well written. The beginning is really slow but once it picks up it is amazing. Will change your life.

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    Susan San Dimas, CA, United States 07-28-13
    Susan San Dimas, CA, United States 07-28-13 Member Since 2015

    I'm going from chapter to chapter in life. Some are definitely better than others!

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    "Too Many Stories"
    Any additional comments?

    I have read many of Jodi Picoult's books, and for the most part have found them enjoyable to either read or listen to. Because of that I was eager to hear The Storyteller. However I did find this book a disappointment. I was at the point of giving up on the story, or stories, when the book finally held my interest.
    This story is comprised of three stories, one poor, one so so and finally (at least for me) one good story. Perhaps these stories would be less confusing at the beginning if I had the actual book to refer back to. Quite frankly the storyline involving the vampire was totally unnecessary to the overall story. The book would have been better if there had been just Sage's story and Minka's memories of the Holocaust.
    The narrators were fine. There were times that Minka's German accent was a bit off, but overall all the narrators were easy on the ear.
    My hope is that Jodi Picoult's next book is better than The Storyteller.

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    hinbar 07-23-13
    hinbar 07-23-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent!!"

    Not your typical holocaust story, though some passages in it are as horrific as holocaust recounts can be. This book is partly about The Holocaust, but mainly about the way "little" holocausts are interwoven into the matrix of our contemporary lives, our family relationships, our friendships and love affairs, our myths and fairytales. Where every one of us is at the same time a victim, a survivor and a Natzi perpetrator.

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    Kerri K. Linehan Denver, Colorado 07-22-13
    Kerri K. Linehan Denver, Colorado 07-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "This book will stay with me forever."

    I've loved every book I've read from Jodi Picoult and I think this one is one of her best. I'm actually not ready to listen to another book yet for fear of disappointment because I'll be comparing it to this one.

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    Beth SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 07-19-13
    Beth SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 07-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Slow start, but a good listen overall"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it was an interesting account of the Holocaust and I liked how it was told from multiple points of view.


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

    Admittedly, it was slow at first - I wasn't sure I was going to keep listening. However, once the point of view changed a few times to reveal other characters' perspectives, I became more interested. Everything from Josef and Minka's points of view was particularly compelling.


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

    I like that there is a different narrator for each point of view in the novel. It made for a more robust experience.


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

    Not at first, but when I got about halfway through, it was tough to stop.


    Any additional comments?

    The Holocaust certainly doesn't make for lightweight reading material, but this story is a worthwhile experience.

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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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