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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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    Rose 10-16-15
    Rose 10-16-15 Member Since 2017
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    "So beautiful and yet so haunting"

    I've never stayed up until 4am listening to an audiobook until now. This was so unbelievably good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey E. Lewis 10-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not what I was expecting"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen to it again, and wouldn't recommend it to just anyone. It was very sad, very detailed information about the prison camps. Well told and well written.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Uran 10-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderfully Tied Together"

    This is a beautifully sad story. In the beginning, Josef is this wonderfully sweet old man and it is hard to unlike him even after hearing of the horrific crimes he committed. Minka is by far my favorite character. She is just incredible and her entire story is amazing. Her strength and perseverance is something everyone should strive for. I found myself getting lost in this book, especially when Minka was telling the story of her life.

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    Christa Brunt 10-14-15
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    "Great work by Jodi Picoult"
    Any additional comments?

    If you're like me, you have read several Jodi Picoult novels... and they all seem so similar to each other. Maybe it's been a while since I've read one, or maybe I'm fully accurate in this thought - it was much, much deeper than any of her other work. More layers and storylines. I thoroughly enjoyed it, along with the different voice actors differentiating the storylines. Only complaint is that the ending felt very abrupt after how thorough the story was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shelfish IL, United States 10-11-15
    Shelfish IL, United States 10-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Captivating, Riviting, Hard to stop listening"

    I have to say, this goes down as one of the best books I've ever read. This book was not what I expected. It starts out present day, then you are drawn back to the late 1930's, through the life of a Jewish girl. The story is wonderfully told, as she lives through the horror of a Jew living in Poland during WW2. I've read Unbroken, the true story of Louis Venturini and have never read a book with such detail about that horrible time, until this book. The story was told flawlessly, with great detail. Narration was spot on. The present day story was mixed in, which was perfectly woven. I loved how the author mixed in a fictional story within the ficitional novel. It was just a masterfully written book. It was very hard to stop listening to it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Don L. Oregon 10-03-15
    Don L. Oregon 10-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story(telling). J. Picoult"

    This is one of those (rare) books you don't want to end but at the same time, you want to know "how" it ends. I quickly connected to and deeply cared about all of the characters in the book (even some of the villains) and I looked forward to each listening session to hear more about them. If that's not a sign of a good book - I don't know what is. I will read more from this author. Also, the narration was splendid throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jackmirtexas 10-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An atypical perspective novel about the Holocaust."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    I would def consider the audio version. It reads with drama and accent that takes you there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Minka was full of courage & resolve. I loved her story, however haunting it was.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I visualized Minka reading her novel to her "bunk mates" and felt their need for a place far from themselves.


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

    Would have loved too, but enjoyed going back to it each day. It is a long one, so hard to do in a day.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first Jodi Picoult novel. I was impressed. Already looking for another. This was a well-told story, full of varied perspectives and gritty truth. I loved the connectivity between the past and present. I guessed the twist early, but felt the author laid the hints on pretty thick throughout purposefully. I loved the length of the novel and wish it kept going with how Sage & Leo. Did she ever tell Leo what she did? etc.

    No regrets with this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Lemelin St. Clair Shores, MI USA 09-29-15
    Carol Lemelin St. Clair Shores, MI USA 09-29-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Mixed Feelings"

    First I have to say the readers were excellent especially the voice of Minka. The book as a whole was for me a little too dependent on incredible coincidences . The denouement was pretty predictable. Having said all that, however, I listened to the end and it certainly kept my interest. Just not up to Ms Picoult's other books.

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    Wilma Seabrook, TX, United States 09-27-15
    Wilma Seabrook, TX, United States 09-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A story everyone should read."

    Even through some parts of this were extremely depressing it is a story every one should read. To often history is swept under the carpet and not passed on but this horrific crime to humanity needs to be told and passed on to every generation. This is a great book. This arthur is a great writer. Thanks for writing this it must have taken so much time and thought.

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    ANNA KNUDSEN 09-26-15
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    "slow start"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The novel is more depressing than I expected. The Narrators were not true to their character.
    Overall , not her best work and not my favorite listening experience


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jodi Picoult again?

    Probably


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    They did not seem connected to their characters


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    depression


    Any additional comments?

    no

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  • Victoria
    London, United Kingdom
    7/19/13
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    "Ambitiously promises a lot which it can’t quite de"
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    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.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • lynne Gardiner
    2/16/17
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    "Amazing"

    Hooked from start to finish
    I hate coming to the end of a great book and would've preferred a bit of insight to what happened after

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jasmin Matharu
    12/13/16
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    "fantastic book - gripping, a must listen! "

    the voices of the characters really draw you in. the story is well written! love

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • lena
    Stockholm, Sweden
    11/12/16
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    "Always enjoyable dilemmas"

    Picault describes people and their thinking so that you really understand their struggle with dilemmas

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer Taylor
    8/29/16
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    "Simply The Best Book I have read!"

    From the beginning it hooks you. The characters are fascinating and I honestly felt I was missing them when I had to stop listening to the book inbetween opportunities to listen. I don't want it to end. Harrowing at times, addictive yes, beautiful throughout. Thank you JP!

    3 of 3 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.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • H. Nestler
    11/18/16
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    "A mesmerising, gripping story told from the heart"

    Even there's a lot of German language used in the book and pronounced well. I congratulate the narrators, they did an amazing job bringing this well-written novel to life.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Natasha
    2/15/16
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    "thought provoking"

    fantastic! was hooked immediately, really got drawn into this book. made me think about things in a different way.

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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