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 already started to listen to it again because I wanted to catch the details I may have missed the first time.
I like them all really.
I thought each narrator really fit their character well and made them come alive.
It was interesting to hear many of the historic details.
I would not listen again. Not that it is not a good listen, I already know the ending, which is very good.
The likelyhood of this really happening.
That would give away a big part of the mystery of the story. I could not wait to hear another chapter (
Jjust like in the book, know that I think about it!).
Juat get through the first few paragraphs and you will be hooked!
can't answer this because I haven't read it - only listened to it.
The story kept me enraptured for the full time. I kept waiting until I could listen to the next part.
It was narrated beautifully. What a pleasure to listen to different voices for the different characters instead of just one narrator moderating his/her voice.
No - it is meant to be listened to slowly so that you can enjoy it more.
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..
"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.
Riveting story of people involved in different ways around the holocaust. I could not put it down.
"don't judge a book by its cover"
near the very top
the different narrators, because this enabled you to understand where the book changed pace, direction and enabled me to keep up with what was going on.
this is the first book with any of these narators
very connected to the book, I cried, sobbed, got angry, yelled, and swooned.
The way it was written was very clever, despite the subject matter, I didn't feel sick at any of the gruesomes elements.
I was going to return this book originally as I thought it was a girly beach book. I am so glad I didn't. The write up for the book was completely misleading, I thought it was going to be shallow and pointless, I was stagger by content of the book, it was full to bursting point.
This now ranks as one of the best books I have ever had the joy to read. the holocaust part was emotional, raw and I hope factual. totally captivating in every way and I felt lost once I finished it.
fabulous book as all of jodi picoult novels are.
great story, moving and addictive.
historically factual with rich characters, the story had me from the first chapter
"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.
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