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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?

©2013 Jodi Picoult (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Terp Woodbury, MN, United States 06-17-13
    Terp Woodbury, MN, United States 06-17-13
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    "could NOT stop listening!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    Not only was the story engaging, but having different narrators with authentic (or authentic sounding) accents really made it come to life.


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

    YES! I listen to books while I run and I couldn't not listen between runs.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    iesha Tucson, AZ, United States 06-14-13
    iesha Tucson, AZ, United States 06-14-13
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    "beautiful! loved everything about it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have!


    What other book might you compare The Storyteller to and why?

    Have read many on this subject but it's incomparable to anything I've read


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Part II Minka's story. I couldn't stop listening. I cried a few times. I could picture everything. Beautifully descriptive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hmmm all of it but I would have to say to say minka's relationship with Frank


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to buy the book so i can always have it to read again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    susan HOlliswood, NY, United States 06-13-13
    susan HOlliswood, NY, United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2015
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    "What a great book"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    It was pretty flawless and I couldn't stop listening.


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

    Won't give anything away. Loved the descriptions.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    n/a


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

    Yes and no. I really wanted to savor it.


    Any additional comments?

    I still get a lump in my throat thinking about the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet PINELLAS PARK, FL, United States 06-10-13
    Janet PINELLAS PARK, FL, United States 06-10-13
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    "I loved this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    This book was definitely one that I couldn't put away. The narration was excellent with each character being very well depicted.


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

    Although I guessed the ending before the end, it was a very good plot and well orchestrated.


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

    Given the vast differences in the ages and nationalities of the characters, the narrators were able to describe them very well.


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

    The story saddened me.


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    Mary H. Crockett Dayton, Ohio 06-09-13
    Mary H. Crockett Dayton, Ohio 06-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fabulous "read" - fabulous storytellers."
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    The different voices were fabulous. I really am into Jodi Picoult now...how she took the halocaust story and brought it to life, all while throwing in vampires (ompures) and a little mystery/romance in one tale. Sounds perhaps too complicated, but the 3(or more) concurrent stories that all interconnect are all powerful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Obviously -- the stories. all running concurrently but all powerful and interesting...and moving. Siblings -- guilt -- Judaism. Justice versus forgiveness...Aristophanes...The description of baking and fabulous bakery items. Great discussion of forgiveness -- what can be forgiven? Are some crimes too great to forgive? Great stories.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    the voices were all perfect. And - men reading women's parts, women reading mens, women reading mens, halocoust - romance, love. The accents - the story of the grandma and the horrific experience of being a european jew in the 1940s. The concurrent story of modern-day baker Sage who is grieving and baking and avoiding people after the guilt she has of causing her mothers' death ...


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several places left me in tears... When Minke (spelling) lost her best friend Dario...when "How Does it end?" kept surfacing. The surprise ending was something.


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT read!

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    Bill 06-07-13
    Bill 06-07-13
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    "Very much worth your time"

    I love great stories with history imbedded. The characters are great and the author kept me interested to the very end. The cast was outstanding, especially Mozhan Marno!

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    Casey SUFFOLK, VA, United States 06-07-13
    Casey SUFFOLK, VA, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "This book was so sad but intriguing."
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    Hearing the different aspects of the story from everyone was awesome.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Sage was my favorite character, she was strong and beautiful.


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

    It mad me cry at some spots, and made me laugh at others.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Millie WHEATFIELD, IN, United States 06-07-13
    Millie WHEATFIELD, IN, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Spectacular!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, great story with wonderful narration!


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

    Minka telling her story


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Sometimes even with a great book and a good narrator, I feel like I would have enjoyed the book better had I read it myself. Never once did I feel like that with this one. All the characters became so real with this one. Great job!!!


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

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    The story was spectacular, and the narration every bit as good as the story! Would highly recommend this book!

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    Justine San Diego, CA, United States 06-07-13
    Justine San Diego, CA, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Eye Opener"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to a friend because I really looked forward to listening to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sage. I could relate to her.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    Very extreme. I cried and hurt for the Jews who suffered the affliction of the Germans in the Holocaust.


    Any additional comments?

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    Denise Wallace Midlothian, TX USA 06-05-13
    Denise Wallace Midlothian, TX USA 06-05-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Boring"

    I got this book because I usually love Jodi Picoult books. This one I found to go on too long and I found the story to be very boring. I tried to force myself to try to finish it because of the price but I just couldn't finish it.

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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
  • 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
  • Jan
    12/1/15
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    "Great listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    Not read the print version


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jodi Picoult is one of my favourite authors and this one does not disappoint


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

    Different voices for each character help to follow the story


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

    Yes. This is a very gritty story which is painful to listen to at times. It is sobering to think that it is set in world war 2 but similar atrocities are happening today


    Any additional comments?

    Jodi Picoult at her best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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