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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It was pretty flawless and I couldn't stop listening.
Won't give anything away. Loved the descriptions.
Yes and no. I really wanted to savor it.
I still get a lump in my throat thinking about the story.
This book was definitely one that I couldn't put away. The narration was excellent with each character being very well depicted.
Although I guessed the ending before the end, it was a very good plot and well orchestrated.
Given the vast differences in the ages and nationalities of the characters, the narrators were able to describe them very well.
The story saddened me.
The different voices were fabulous. I really am into Jodi Picoult now...how she took the halocaust story and brought it to life, all while throwing in vampires (ompures) and a little mystery/romance in one tale. Sounds perhaps too complicated, but the 3(or more) concurrent stories that all interconnect are all powerful.
Obviously -- the stories. all running concurrently but all powerful and interesting...and moving. Siblings -- guilt -- Judaism. Justice versus forgiveness...Aristophanes...The description of baking and fabulous bakery items. Great discussion of forgiveness -- what can be forgiven? Are some crimes too great to forgive? Great stories.
the voices were all perfect. And - men reading women's parts, women reading mens, women reading mens, halocoust - romance, love. The accents - the story of the grandma and the horrific experience of being a european jew in the 1940s. The concurrent story of modern-day baker Sage who is grieving and baking and avoiding people after the guilt she has of causing her mothers' death ...
Several places left me in tears... When Minke (spelling) lost her best friend Dario...when "How Does it end?" kept surfacing. The surprise ending was something.
Hearing the different aspects of the story from everyone was awesome.
Sage was my favorite character, she was strong and beautiful.
It mad me cry at some spots, and made me laugh at others.
Midwest Mom Addicted to Audible!
Yes, great story with wonderful narration!
Minka telling her story
Sometimes even with a great book and a good narrator, I feel like I would have enjoyed the book better had I read it myself. Never once did I feel like that with this one. All the characters became so real with this one. Great job!!!
The story was spectacular, and the narration every bit as good as the story! Would highly recommend this book!
I would recommend this to a friend because I really looked forward to listening to it.
Sage. I could relate to her.
Very extreme. I cried and hurt for the Jews who suffered the affliction of the Germans in the Holocaust.
I got this book because I usually love Jodi Picoult books. This one I found to go on too long and I found the story to be very boring. I tried to force myself to try to finish it because of the price but I just couldn't finish it.
I already started to listen to it again because I wanted to catch the details I may have missed the first time.
I like them all really.
I thought each narrator really fit their character well and made them come alive.
It was interesting to hear many of the historic details.
"A real page turner"
Enjoyed this book but wasn't too impressed/satisfied with ending.
Gripping in many places but couldn;t really connect with character Sage.
"Ambitiously promises a lot which it can’t quite de"
This is a moving account of the holocaust with excruciating attention to the horror- the subject matter is dealt with better then might be expected. However, I was desperate for the book to do more that it managed to achieve- it promises in its subplots and undertones to explore the monstrous nature of humanity and unpack the complexity of forgiveness and death. However, these themes never seem to quite get out of the box. I failed to understand the ending and the decisions made by the central characters left me back tracking through the story to see whether it was my mistake to find it baffling. This book promises much that it can’t quite deliver, tackling an incredibly difficult subject it falls short of its own very high ambitions and, a victim of its own ambition, left me a little bewildered and disappointed.
"A Page Turner"
Whilst its definately a page turner that will have you listening way into the night its not my favourite Picoult book because I failed to relate to the main characters. I found Sage quite whiney but then she was in a difficult position.
You think you know it all but you will be led up different paths before finally it all becomes clear. Well worth listening to but somewhat different to what we have come to expect from Jodi Picoult. The subject matter is difficult and an horrendous period in time which she deals with very well.
The ending had to be a difficult one but I felt it to be the best we could expect.
I loved listening to this book as the narrators really bought it to life, totally first class reading.
"Moving, but predictable"
The writing and narration were beautiful. Minka's retelling of her experiences of the Holocaust was heartbreaking and moving. Much of the rest was entirely predictable and cliched.
Being a great fan of Jodi Picoult, again, this book is excellent if somewhat terrifying, and like all others I have read by her, extremely well researched.
However, I found the voice of Leo (Fred Berman) hugely distracting and irritating because of the sharp intake of breath before each sentence. The other narrators were good.
Riveting story of people involved in different ways around the holocaust. I could not put it down.
"don't judge a book by its cover"
near the very top
the different narrators, because this enabled you to understand where the book changed pace, direction and enabled me to keep up with what was going on.
this is the first book with any of these narators
very connected to the book, I cried, sobbed, got angry, yelled, and swooned.
The way it was written was very clever, despite the subject matter, I didn't feel sick at any of the gruesomes elements.
I was going to return this book originally as I thought it was a girly beach book. I am so glad I didn't. The write up for the book was completely misleading, I thought it was going to be shallow and pointless, I was stagger by content of the book, it was full to bursting point.
This now ranks as one of the best books I have ever had the joy to read. the holocaust part was emotional, raw and I hope factual. totally captivating in every way and I felt lost once I finished it.
fabulous book as all of jodi picoult novels are.
great story, moving and addictive.
historically factual with rich characters, the story had me from the first chapter
"Holocaust, morals and ethics"
This is my second Jodi Piccoult book. I am drawn into them by the way she looks at all the characters and plays devils advocate when you do not expect it.
Great narration for Minka and her story, I liked the character Sage as she was not flawless and very believable. For such a harrowing book, I did laugh out loud at the mess up of the funeral song, you will understand when you listen!
This was my first Jodi Picoult novel and I've immediately downloaded another. The story was gripping, I didn't want to put it down.
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