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The Storyteller | [Jodi Picoult]

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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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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    BookLady St. Cloud USA 03-16-13
    BookLady St. Cloud USA 03-16-13 Member Since 2009
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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 Member Since 2012
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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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    Christie Bronxville, NY, United States 03-09-13
    Christie Bronxville, NY, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2009

    Atticus

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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....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Solana Beach, CA, United States 03-09-13
    Scott Solana Beach, CA, United States 03-09-13 Member 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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey warrandyte, Australia 03-09-13
    Tracey warrandyte, Australia 03-09-13 Member Since 2011
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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

    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.

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    Dawn Denver, IA, United States 03-08-13
    Dawn Denver, IA, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2012
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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.


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    Janet Crews Youngstown, OH 03-07-13
    Janet Crews Youngstown, OH 03-07-13 Member Since 2004
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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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