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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I'm happily married 28 years with 4 children and 1 grandson. I have been so blessed with Audible. Who needs a TV <grinning>
This entire series ranks among my favorites.
All of the characters were well developed with Sage being my favorite.
Good job well done. It was all taking place in my head. They made it easy to visualize. My heart aches. I cried and laughed out loud. This book gives a lot to think about.
I would put my head set on click play and be busy in the garden or other chores. I was so tuned into the book that I wasn't aware of just how much I was accomplishing. Thank you Jodi!
Yes I would only to capture the details of the Holacaust.
None in my memory. This due to the rare perspective of a remorseless Nazi's story of joining the Hitler Youth.
This is the first Audio book I have listened to that employed multiple readers that were character specific. I enjoyed it.
The story of Daria's death moved me to scream out "oh no thats not good".
From Picoult yes. Not the narrators..
Most interesting...Minkas story. Least interesting...undertakers part in the story.
This book was different than what I expected by reading the summary, but it was amazing. It is basically three stories woven together - the story of the baker & the old man, the story of the grandmother's life, and the vampire story written by the grandmother. The way Jodi Picoult tells these stories is amazing and the ending was very unexpected for me. I didn't see the final twist coming. I always look forward to Jodi Picoult's new books, but this one surpassed all my expectations. The history contained within the telling of the grandmother's life will bring tears to your eyes.
Tuff subject matter, very interesting. I really enjoyed this book, Jodi Picoult is a great story teller.
I am a big fan of audible...listening to books on the move really suits my lifestyle.
near the top.
Descriptions of what the Jewish people were going through really gave me pause to think of how I may have reacted. I also saw the SS officers as real people who were going through their own termoil.
The strength shown by Sage's grandma throughout her struggles made her the most memorable character for me.
At times I found the material troubling to listen to and needed to take a break to process it.
Enjoyed the variety of voices of the readers...Great read and would recommend to all of Jodi's fans.
I just finished listening to it and am resisting listening again, saving it for a future date when I can't wait anymore. This is Jodi Picoult in top form. The writing is superb; the harrowing story is difficult to pause, so real and horrific, even though we know much about the end; the performance is brilliant. I can't imagine that reading this as text would begin to approach the impact of this recording.
The twist at the end, even though I expected it.
They were amazing. Edoardo Ballerini's accents!
Oh yes, but I resisted.
Picoult's research is superb. We always learn something from reading her books.
This is definitely up to her usual standards. I enjoyed every aspect of this book.if you are wanting a very engaging and entertaining book then I suggest you try this out.
Yes it was a book that I wanted to hurry up and finish because I wanted to know the ending.
I am only on part 1. I love how I can transfer back and forth between book and audio format. I am completely into this book. The author has done a great job with getting me to be in tune and interested in the characters, from the very beginning. I can't wait to listen to the next chapter. There is a much bigger story unfolding ... I can't wait.
I would find this book hard to listen to again as its realism was very disturbing. A really upsetting story, which needs to told
The three stories intertwined kept the listener enthralled
The holocaust survivor captured my interest. Although the story in the present was also very good.
I found myself listening way into the night
The ending in so many books is often disappointing. In this novel Jodi Picoult has managed to sustain your interest right to the end and leave one wondering
"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.
"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.
"A must read...."
Excellent believable thoughtful
The grandmothers story of the german camps.....I had no idea!
I like the way each person became alive
Don,t listen to it at night.....you won,t sleep......too much for one sitting
My fav bit was the song for her mothers funeral.......sort of thing that would happen to me
"Heartbreaking and Wonderful in Equal Parts"
I love Jodi Picoult and this is the first of her books I have listened to (altho I also have the paperback). The narration is excellent and added to the depth of the story for me, I guessed at the twist early in the tale, but it doesnt spoil the ending, in fact I thought it made the revelations even more poignant. Another winner from Jodi.
"The lives I have known"
Hell and back
Three stories in one. The story Sage is living, her grandmother experience in Nazi Germany and the story Sage grandmother has written.
Sage. Sage is having an internal struggle with herself. On one hand she is living with the guilt of her mothers death and the scars on her face. On the other hand can she forgive Josephs his crimes against the Jews during the war. Is it her place to forgive. Can she forgive herself for living while her mother died.
When, as a young girl, Sage grandmother witnessed the cold blooded murder of her friend and the subsequent beating, leaving her battered and broken.
I loved this story. I will no doubt listen to it again and again
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