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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Yes! Jodi tells a story that is captivating and holds your interest. This is a different type of Holocaust story told from the perspective of the victims and the perpetuators.
Sage is an awesome character who battles her own demons while investigating other ones.
Her discussions with Minka and Josef are well written and voiced
The narrators bring the story alive. Their accents are real not staged and they all bring strong emotion to the story.
My only disappointment was the ending. I felt that Sage needed to stay above the fray of getting even. Her ongoing struggle with a developing moral ethic collapsed in the end.
Life's A Story
The ending when the picture book was found in the night stand.
It brough the characters to life.
It's not just another Anne Franks tale.
I've always been drawn to the conflict in WWII, but the book pulls the reader into the grey areas and tries to get into the how and why people acted the way they did.
Recently I have read many books about the WWII and concentracion camps. Ms PIcoult makes this one feel personal. One needs to pay attention to all the different story lines, but well worth the effort. This one would be a great one for a book club. I have recommended the book to lots of friends. As always Picoult has some twists and turns to the story line.
I loved everything about this book. It is a great story and I am so happy that I listened to it rather than read it. The voices for each character fit perfectly.
It did. My only wish is that we would have heard more from Josef.
Minka's entire account of her life moved me.
I would listen again to adsorb more of the details that I cried through the first time.
They were wonderful
Made me cry!
Most interesting as the book described how a young German man was convinced Hitler was trying to help Germany was interesting to hear how normal young men were made into monsters..
Mary Dean RN, BSN, Health Sciences Teacher. Member since March 2010.
The entire story-line. This book as told by the grand-daughter and the grand-mother touched my emotions so deeply. I laughed a bit and cried a lot. I was totally engaged while listening to this book. I tolerated no outside interruptions. I wanted to hear and feel every word of this book. I was surprised at the true identity of the Nazi. I was not disappointed in this listen in any way. Great book. Great listen.
I do not have anything similar to compare it to.
Just listening to the different character accents enhanced this listen and made it so realistic.
How Hitler affected the Germans, the Jews, as well as the rest of us.
My father served as a guard over German officers on a ship during WWII. He brought home pictures that one German officer took while at the concentration camp. They were beyond belief. I saw for myself what the Nazis' did to the Jews. Those pictures were in my mind through every word of this book. From what I saw in those pictures, the grand-mothers account of her life in the concentration camp was exactly as those pictures revealed.
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???
It was fairly easy to take a break..but I really looked forwards to my "book time". A really good book.
This book/story was skillfully crafted, really well done.
I enjoyed the interweaving of the stories and putting together the pieces during the telling prior to them being revealed more directly.
I really liked the different narrators, and will seek other books with multiple narrators now.
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.
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.
I LOVE to read!! I prefer mysteries but I dabble in every genre!!
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.
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.
The narrators brought the story to life. I think they made it more realistic. I felt as if I was in the story myself.
"Forgive or forget?"
I'm not really good at tag lines!
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.
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