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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?

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    Pat Racine, WI, United States 03-08-13
    Pat Racine, WI, United States 03-08-13

    Say something about yourself!

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Denver, IA, United States 03-08-13
    Dawn Denver, IA, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Simply Amazing......"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    One of the best books I've ever listened to. Something for every kind of listener. The performers were excellent in their portrayals. It felt like I was hearing it directly from the characters.


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

    Yes.......I love history and history has a dark side and Jodi did her research....facts were expressed that only one who cared enough to tell a completely fact based story could do.


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

    The different performers and their geniune accents made it seem like I was experiencing it.


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

    I wanted to but could not. Had to tear myself away.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Crews Youngstown, OH 03-07-13
    Janet Crews Youngstown, OH 03-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Riveting Tale"

    Highest praise for Jodi Picoult's "The Storyteller." Beautifully written, heart-wrenching, eye-opening. Picoult expertly weaves the threads together.

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    stacey Ridgeville, SC 03-07-13
    stacey Ridgeville, SC 03-07-13
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    "great story of a sad subject"

    JP out did herself with this book! Unable to fathum what the jews went through but I believe she was pretty close without being to graphic.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    katherine friendswood, TX, United States 03-05-13
    katherine friendswood, TX, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Could not stop listening ....... amazing book!!"

    Honestly one of the best audio book I have heard in a long time. You will keep thinking about the characters long after it is over.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Coldbrook, NS, Canada 03-01-13
    Amazon Customer Coldbrook, NS, Canada 03-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "WOW! Another HIT!"

    Jodi Picoult is an amazing "Storyteller". I started this book and could not put it down. I read all night.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 04-23-13
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 04-23-13 Member Since 2010

    Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!

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    "Words escape me... Picoult's finest work!"

    This is much more than your usual Picoult novel. In fact, it is one of my favorite books of the last few years. Extremely sincere, graceful, moving, with a fresh perspective on holocaust survivors and war criminals.

    I was very taken with this book. Very difficult to put down.

    Narration is perfect.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    ReluctantReader 11-21-13

    I don't look anything like that figurine, just love the fact that she's holding a book like that.

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    "Predictable and Amazing"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen to the entire thing, I would listen to Minka's Story again. I found it Heart wrenching and enthralling. Also I would listen to the story Minka wrote. Even though I liked Leo, even if he was (to me) a little too good to be true. I wouldn't want to listen to the story between him and Sage...unless his first question to her was - where's Eva? We walked into the house and Eva wasn't here - where's Eva Sage? And if indeed she did have Eva, why would she have had her if she didn't know what had happened?


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

    Two friends, a bad tooth and a fountain pen. When someone loves you - they'll do anything to help you.


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

    The Narrator Suzanne Toren brought Minka's memories to life in a way hearing it read in my own head by my own voice -never would have.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes I did shed a tear listening to Minka. And I laughed with Sage at a moment when the person whose face she laughed in - somehow didn't expect it,


    Any additional comments?

    There was a point when Leo went to speak to Minka - and I knew how it would end - I felt it was the only way it should end, and was I pleased that it did end that way.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Markey Browns Mills, NJ, United States 08-09-13
    Markey Browns Mills, NJ, United States 08-09-13 Member Since 2003
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    This book is not good. If I knew there were some weird vampire characters I would have skipped it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Calgary, AB, Canada 05-28-16
    Elizabeth Calgary, AB, Canada 05-28-16 Member Since 2016

    A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.

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    "Excellent"

    Well worth my credit. Loved the story, impressed with the narrators. Kept me interested right to the very end.

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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.

    4 of 4 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
  • 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
  • M. Chamberlain
    12/16/15
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    "Great story pity about the ending"

    I enjoyed this story up until the last chapter. Felt the strong story line could have done with a more dramatic ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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