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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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    Lisa dudley, MA, United States 03-18-13
    Lisa dudley, MA, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2013

    I love to shop & listen to audio bks

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    "What a great story and performance!"

    I can honestly say that I wish this story did not end...
    After I was done reading/listening to this book I looked for additional books about the concentration camps as Jodi Picoult did a fantastic job with her tale and story writing about these camps. I felt like i was actually there. Overall, I give it a solid 5 stars and would recommend it to everyone

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    SenoraG 03-18-13
    SenoraG 03-18-13 Listener Since 2007

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    "Good but not great"

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I am a big Picoult fan though I have to admit at times she is hit or miss with me. I think this one sorta fell into the middle.

    The story was interesting and quite hard to hear a lot of times. I read tons of true crime and bloody books but even for me the descriptions in this book were very graphic. I think it affected me so deeply because it happened, written in a fiction book but still true, horrid, unbelievable facts that happened to human beings. Impossible to wrap your mind around.

    I have to say I did not care too much for Sage or Minka. I know I am in the minority but Sage was a bit too pompous for me and Minka, while I agree that what she endured and lived though was terrible, to me, she seemed a bit too full of herself, the hero, the story writer who could save herself with her stories. I did enjoy the friendship between her and Daria, in that relationship she was much more likeable.

    My favorite character was Leo. He was the most honest one in the book. I wish he had a tad more sympathy but it is understandable why he did not. I would have liked more information on how his relationship with Sage wound up.

    The ending while predictable was also a wee bit confusing for me as to the why of the whole thing. I guess it sounds like I didn't enjoy the book but I did. The narration was good and the plot definitely holds your attention. It is worth reading.

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    ajaylynn Covington, WA United States 03-17-13
    ajaylynn Covington, WA United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Great story well told"

    This story was a lot better than I even expected. I have read a lot of books about the Holocaust, and even though it was similar to a lot of stories in that genre...it really added some freshness to the subject through adding in the current day characters, and the storytelling aspect. I found many times where I couldn't stop listening...and it actually became one of those books where I almost bought the Kindle version as well...so I could link them and keep going.

    My husband is set to enjoy it next and I will be interested in his viewpoint. Enjoy!

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    BookLady St. Cloud USA 03-16-13
    BookLady St. Cloud USA 03-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A moving audiobook, from a talented writer."

    I have never been much of a Jodi Picoult fan but thought I would give this book a go because of the many positive reviews. I am so pleased that I did! It is easily the most moving audiobook that I have listened to.

    Three stories in one, the book was not what I expected and truth be told, I probably would not have purchased it if I had paid more attention to the subject matter. Fortunately, I did purchase it and was hooked from the very beginning.

    Not light listening but certainly a captivating story wriiten by a masterful storyteller.

    Bravo Ms Picoult.



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    Jodi United States 03-15-13
    Jodi United States 03-15-13
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    "Love!! Slow in the middle but great ending"

    I loved this book! I am a huge fan of Jodi and this book had different narrators that made it even a better listen!!!

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    Anita RICHMOND, TEXAS, United States 03-13-13
    Anita RICHMOND, TEXAS, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A wonderful story!"

    What a listen! Jodi Picoult writes a wonderful story with a blend of love, family, mystery, heartbreak and history. The 5 narrators were perfect for each character. This is the first book that I've listened to from Picoult but it won't be the last!

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    AtticusAtticus Bronxville, NY, United States 03-09-13
    AtticusAtticus Bronxville, NY, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Powerful"

    I almost didn't buy this book - I am tired of Picoult's formula writing. This book is so beautifully told, so beautifully written. It is a must read for everyone. I expect to request that my children read it when they are older. It tells of horror and the will to survive. It is one of the best "fictional" books of a terrible time in our world that I have ever read.
    The narration is beautiful. The story is believable. The facts are well researched. You cannot stop listening....

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    Scott Mercer Solana Beach, CA USA 03-09-13
    Scott Mercer Solana Beach, CA USA 03-09-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "Not her best... dissappointing ending"
    Would you try another book from Jodi Picoult and/or the narrators?

    I have read all her books, and found this to be one of my least favorite. I did enjoy the perspective on the Nazi Camps.


    Would you recommend The Storyteller to your friends? Why or why not?

    Read a different title first


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Narrators were fine


    Could you see The Storyteller being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


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    Tracey 03-09-13
    Tracey 03-09-13
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    "loved this! A story within a story!"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    yes to pick up information about the charaters i might have missed when concentrating on the plot


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

    yes. I like the way her charaters are so well rounded you are never sure who will remain to be the most important.
    also the story within the story is captivating.


    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


    Any additional comments?

    i was very interested in the theme of forgiveness and evil...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Racine, WI, United States 03-08-13
    Pat Racine, WI, United States 03-08-13

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    "I could not turn it Off!"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Superior!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sage. I loved the way she worked through her pangs of conscience to arrive at a moral decision even though she did not believe in God.


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

    No.


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

    I was Moved at every turn, from curiousity to disgust, depression to relief and satisfaction. I enjoyed the plot and sub-plots. This author îs very tallented.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend.

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  • Sarah
    LEEDS, United Kingdom
    4/12/13
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    "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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    London, United Kingdom
    7/19/13
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    "Ambitiously promises a lot which it can’t quite de"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • loulabellauk
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom
    10/19/14
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Greet
    UK
    2/3/14
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    "Good, but..."

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer Taylor
    8/29/16
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    "Simply The Best Book I have read!"

    From the beginning it hooks you. The characters are fascinating and I honestly felt I was missing them when I had to stop listening to the book inbetween opportunities to listen. I don't want it to end. Harrowing at times, addictive yes, beautiful throughout. Thank you JP!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natasha
    2/15/16
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    "thought provoking"

    fantastic! was hooked immediately, really got drawn into this book. made me think about things in a different way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gillian
    1/25/16
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    "Great listening. Fantastic storytelling!"

    This was great. I had never read any of this author but it's made me want to read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline Whitmore
    1/18/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Jodi as always draws and holds you throughout
    With a gripping story which descriptions that paint perfect picture in your mind
    Thoroughly enjoyed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kate
    Stirling, Australia
    12/28/15
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    "Major flaw in the plot"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not, and this is a first with a Picoult book. The premise the book was based on was flawed. At no point did Sage ask "Why can't you kill yourself? Why do I have to bear the guilt/responsibility?" If he wanted to die, due to the guilt of his actions, why would she facilitate his death, enabling him to continue to spread his evil to another person?


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

    I did learn things about the holocaust and it was well written and flowed well. However I just couldn't accept the key premise of the storyline.


    Any additional comments?

    First Picoult book I've read which made me feel it was written to meet a deadline, not because there was a story waiting to be told.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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