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 can't really say because I only got 5 hrs in and that was too much
What is the genre of a book like this ... vampires ???
Anybody would have been better
This book was one of the best books I have listened to yet. The narration as well as the storyline was fantastic. The book gave me a better understanding of the Holocoust (informative) and what happened during that time. I could not put my earphones down, even snuck them into work because I had to finish the book. I would recommend this book highly.
I just finished reading Ken Follet's Winter of the World and this was another interesting angle on the same subject.
Ken Follet - Dangerous Fortune.
Yes - I like Jodi's work although I find I need to take a break between novels.
None. All Characters were necessary - but I did feel the performer doing the Grandmother was right. She is very good but just didn't make me think of the grandmother - perhaps to young to be the grandmother.
Loved the book. Felt sad to be finished!
Definitely in the top 5!!
I listen to audio books during my 2 hour commute. This book made me want to keep driving!!
I loved it so much, I told anyone who would listen to read, listen to, or both!! Jodi Piccoult's best so far!!
It took me quite a while to get into this book. Not until they started telling the stories of Joseph and Minka did the story really begin comming together. After that, Sage's story became more interesting as well.
this book was magnificent. it has it all - food, horror, mystery, romance - just don't read it if you cannot handle hearing some of the more tragic details of the holocaust (it was hard to read several places, i wasn't sure i could make it through, but am glad i did).
This book gets you from the start. One of the best listens in a long time. I have been a member of Audible for 10 years and this book is definitely in my top 10
did not read the printed version.
I did not expect the book like this from my favorite author. It is so different from the others! BUT: It is absolutely GREAT!!!! Of course it is very heavy, not a "summer read" but it is so well done! I was born in Poland and this subject is not foreign to me. I have read many books about Auschvitz survivers. This book is so captivating, so well written - and so, it is valuable to the young generations... I have read all Jodi's books, whereas many were my favorites, this one sticks out with its severity and a serious content, it is a heavy load, yet absolutely worth reading!!!! It brings me the recollection of "The Schindler's List"....
Honesty, likelihood that this is a true story...It reads like a real recount of historical events, but one feels to be part of it....
It was OK, but the book's content overshadowed the narration. Probably it was good, since it was such a pleasure to listen!
I almost did!!!! I have read it in 2 days (or less).
Yet another splendid book by Jodi Picoult! Do not miss out on this one!
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.
I'm not one to re-listen to books, but with The Storyteller, I would find myself replaying chapters at a time. The story is very moving and the dialogue completely captures you.
No spoilers, but the ending is beautiful, haunting and both gives you closure, but also illuminates possibilities of the storylines left unwritten.
All of the characters were interesting - the thing about Jody's books are that her people are so multi-dimensional. This makes them unpredictable and in this case, the story more wrenching. Minka's voice stands out. incredible, the nuances, accent and inflection were flawless.
"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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