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The Storyteller Audiobook

The Storyteller

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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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    Susan Granville, MA, United States 09-09-13
    Susan Granville, MA, United States 09-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Completely unexpected."
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Not my type.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I would not have chosen this book. I read it almost accidentally. I purchased the wrong title but read it anyway (without reading the reviews or the story line). I listened with shock, enjoyment and anticipation the whole way through. I have since recommended this book to my bookclub and to anyone else who reads. I have no regrets reading this book - and had a hard time putting it down.


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    jennifer BROOKLYN, NY, United States 09-08-13
    jennifer BROOKLYN, NY, United States 09-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Typical page turner from Jodi Picoult"

    It lost me a bit in the middle, but otherwise this is yet another fine example of JP's talent for writing a great story with satisfying twists and turns. Recommended.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Christina LAKE FOREST, CA, United States 09-05-13
    Christina LAKE FOREST, CA, United States 09-05-13
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    "Totally engrossing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because I couldn't stop listening to it. The story really hooks you and pulls you in.


    Any additional comments?

    Altogether, the plot of the book is a little predictable. I guessed a lot of what was going to happen next because the foreshadowing used in the story is really obvious. The flow of the story was good though. I liked the direction of it. I will probably listen to this story again down the road.

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    angie leeds, al, United States 08-29-13
    angie leeds, al, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Best way to 'read' this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I listen to a great deal of books on audible. I found this book's characters and who narrated as each character added so much to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John tallevast, FL, United States 08-27-13
    John tallevast, FL, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

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    "I could have made it an easy five - But"

    But the ending didn't pan out exactly as I had hoped.... It came out the way I expected - It just went a little around the houses to get there, and in an order I would have liked to have seen different. How old am I really right? Around the houses - Yikes..... I can't explain it better. I think there could have been alternate endings.
    I was riveted through the first two part and most of the third.... I mean riveted.. The story was told wonderfully. It confirmed once again how good my life is and how bad it could have been if I was born in any other time period. Or if i was born another color, Or if I was born in another country. My worst wouldn't compare to some peoples best. This book was full of strength and resolve. I am very glad I downloaded this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    La4355 08-27-13
    La4355 08-27-13 Member Since 2016

    Time for me is the biggest commodity and I'm very stingy with it. I love the fact that I don't have to sit still to read a book.

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    "Highly Recommend!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print version so I can't compare it with the audio edition. However, I have to say that I enjoyed this book tremendously. The voices were outstanding, the story was beyond compare. I learned a lot from this book as well.


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

    No comparisons.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The way they tied up all the loose ends at the end of the book was perfect.


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

    I didn't laugh or cry just....ahhhh


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss out on this one!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Keizer, OR, United States 08-25-13
    Diane Keizer, OR, United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't Stop Listening!!!!"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a truly Incredible Book. Twists and turns, great character build and a Shock at the end. The Readers are Wonderful!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Characters through time.


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

    The narrators add incredible reality to the story.


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

    This book made me laugh and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    A Must Read!! I am buying the hard cover for my teenagers to read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 08-19-13
    Jessica 08-19-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing Story!"

    I cannot say enough about this book. It is several stories within a story. Each narrator plays their part perfectly, especially Toran as Minka. This book begins in present day with Sage. As we begin to learn her story, she meets an old man with a disturbing secret. As his tale is revealed, Sage seeks guidance from her Grandmother Minka. At this point, Minka takes over, and we hear her amazing story of living as a Jew in Nazi occupied Poland. Minka is able to survive because of her talent as a writer. Throughout the entire book we hear bits and pieces of Minka's own unpublished novel. I absolutely fell in love with these characters. Honestly, Minka's story alone makes this one worth the listen.

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    Dawn 08-17-13
    Dawn 08-17-13
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    "Trite and unoriginal"

    Couldn't finish it. Couldn't sympathize with the protagonist and her incessant psychological self-flagellation. Her internal struggle about killing the Nazi? What nonsense! And the silly vampire story woven in? What was up with that? Go watch "The Apt Pupil" if you want to see a powerful tale of hidden Nazi war criminals. Pulp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Normal, IL, United States 08-16-13
    Amy Normal, IL, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Breaking out of the Mold!"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring! Relevant! Thoughtful!


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

    In many ways, this reminds me of Sarah's Key. I suppose some of it is that they both deal with WWII, but I think both challenge the reader to think more deeply about human nature and the depths we can sink to but also to see the hope of change.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    They all did an excellent job in narrating the story. I appreciated the use of multiple narrators to reflect different characters. They performed with great emotion.


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

    Parts made me want to cry. I do not know how one can bear witness (granted this is fiction but it is based on facts) to the horrors of WWII and not feel remorse or horror or sadness. It also made me think about how I define myself. Sage defines herself in one way and fails to see all of the other facets of herself. We get to see her understand herself and her grandmother and the world.


    Any additional comments?

    It as seemed for awhile that the author has had a mold: family, hospital, law suit. In this book the author breaks away from that in a new and fresh way.<br/><br/>Definitely a book worth a second, third, or fourth listen!<br/><br/>The book also awakened me to the fact that there are Nazis (discovered or hidden) still in the United States. It made me do a little research. Sure, their country of origins do not want them back, but should they really be allowed to continue to collect Social Security and such? If their crimes had been known, they would not have been allowed in. They have in effect acted fraudulently and defrauded the US government and her citizens. Doing nothing seems like a crime for us as well.

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