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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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    acb306 12-31-15
    acb306 12-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Unique story with great narration"

    I thought the use of several narrators was perfect in this story. Jodi Picoult is fast becoming one of my favorite contemporary authors.

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    kissinu773 chicago, illinois USA 12-28-15
    kissinu773 chicago, illinois USA 12-28-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Story!"

    This book was well written.. The reader was great... It shows us how people are equipped to be involved in two very opposite sides of morality. Well put!

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    Nina Bratislava, Slovakia 12-08-15
    Nina Bratislava, Slovakia 12-08-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Utterly predictable"

    I just couldn't get myself to finish this book. After less than a half an hour's listen I was convinced I knew what the plot's twist would be and... bang, an hour in later that was exactly it. Although I do like Picoult's style and enjoyed the narrative I just couldn't sit thtough it to see if there is some hidden turn which I might miss.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Hermiston, Or United States 12-02-15
    Amazon Customer Hermiston, Or United States 12-02-15
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    "Profound"

    This is perhaps the most profound book Jody has written. What an amazing woman. How many of us are not really who we seem to be.

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    Brandi Franklin 11-30-15
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    "Excellent"

    Really well told story, enjoyed it very much. Thought provoking on several subjects. Great for a book club.

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    Chloe Morgan Oxnard, CA United States 11-29-15
    Chloe Morgan Oxnard, CA United States 11-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "cmorgan"

    Very well written, the writer's research on the subject was evident in the accuracy of events or experiences at the time. Even though there were 4 story lines all of them were compelling.

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    Cheri Oxford, GA, United States 11-26-15
    Cheri Oxford, GA, United States 11-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Undeniably Ms. PIcoult's Best - Not her usual fare"

    With this book, Jodi Picoult shows that she has writing chops. This isn't just a chick book, vacation read, it's much, much more.

    There are so many facets to this book that it would be difficult to label it's category. It is a love story, a story of self redemption, an incredible historical period piece. And more.
    I have enjoyed her previous works, but this is a whole different level for her. It isn't merely "really good," it's spectacular.

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    Amazon Customer 11-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    Worth every bit of your time and money! The story, the story within the story and history of the characters will keep you captivated. The cast of performers were excellent.

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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 11-24-15
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 11-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent melding of the past and present"

    I'll break with tradition and start with a review of the narration. In short, it was excellent, with each reader performing exceptionally well. I've listened to many books with multiple narrators where one or more of the actors didn't perform as well as the others. In those cases, having a comparative co-narrator made their inadequacies more glaring.

    As for the story, it was bit different from what I expected. The main character living in the presentwas a bit too whiny for my tastes, but it turns out she was actually not in over half of the story. The middle part of the book deals with the story of her Grandmother during the war, which is a good thing, as that part of the story was very good.

    There were parts of the book that could have been edited out. The affair the main character had was not necessary to the story at all, and I felt it detracted from the overall plot. As for the "story" her Grandmother authored during her youth and through her internment, I found it distracting at first, but it did eventually form a central point for the entire novel.

    The ending and the coincidences manufactured for the story were a bit too obvious, but hey, it's fiction, and although it made the ending a bit predictable, it didn't harm the story all that much.

    So, in summary, it is worth the credit and the time to check out. The narration definitely enhances the story, so the audible format may be the best option.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie Hilton Texas 11-21-15
    Melanie Hilton Texas 11-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing"

    Loved the narration, and the story was amazing.
    Held my attention and made me look for reasons to walk or drive, which is when I listen to books. This author is great and rarely disappoints!

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  • Victoria
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    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
    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
  • 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
  • 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 4 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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