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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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    BarbBee 09-19-15
    BarbBee 09-19-15
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    "I love surprises!"

    Having read a boat-load of murder mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels, I am always pleased when an author surprises me with an ending that I had not anticipated. The topic of this book is an extremely sensitive one and it was a tad too long...chapters could have been removed without distroying the message. But I still very much enjoyed it . I particularly enjoyed Sage's breadmaking description. Delightful. The narrator is excellent...not too over-the-top!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MiniMogur 08-17-15
    MiniMogur 08-17-15
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    "Not my favorite Picoult book"

    I'm a big Picoult fan, but this book represents a significant departure from her usual character-driven, "moral dilemma" tale.

    The book is well-written and reasonably well-narrated (I didn't care for the female reader's attempt at male dialogue, but it wasn't terrible), but I found the story to be lacking in Picoult's usual intensity.

    The moral dilemma, while present, isn't a driving force. Much time is spent on a fantasy story told by one of the characters. The protagonist strikes me as too weak, unrealistically lacking in confidence.

    On the bright side, the fictionalized retelling of one character's experience with Nazi occupation in WWII is excellent. Picoult covers not just the death camps, but also the long constriction of freedoms that led up to that extreme. Definitely my favorite aspect of that book.

    That said, I listened to most of the story while on a long road trip. I'm now just 30 minutes from the end, and I can't say that I feel terribly compelled to finish. Nope, not even to hear the resolution of the moral dilemma. The history part is over and I've lost interest.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teeteeweetee 07-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "My New Favorite"

    Loved this story. I thought so much about it after I was done. Nothing as satisfying as a truly thought provoking novel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Howe 07-20-15

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    "Fabulous listen"

    Great story and great narration. The plot keeps you in your seat waiting for the next tale.

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    Kaitlyn 07-13-15
    Kaitlyn 07-13-15
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    "Loved the Narrators!"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    I felt like I was watching a movie or living the book out. Great accents and clear distinction between characters. Couldn't stop listening! Kept me engaged for 18 hours!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love all Jodi Picoult books and her immense details. Great twist and kept me engaged for 18 hours!


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

    I have not.


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

    It will pull on your emotions but in a good way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cutie Q 07-09-15
    Cutie Q 07-09-15
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    "Loved it"

    Great story! I was captured by Sage, Minka, Leo, and Josef. Great story of how our choices affect so many others.

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    Tammy 07-05-15
    Tammy 07-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Simply the best book I have read."

    The only thing that shone brighter than the wonderful story and the outstanding performance were the amazing details, vivid historical accuracies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Louvin Laval, Quebec, Canada 07-05-15
    Louvin Laval, Quebec, Canada 07-05-15
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    "Great story"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    Yes I found it very profound and am sure I would discover many new nuances if I listened to it again.


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

    I enjoyed the narrators. I believe there were several.


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

    No I wanted to savor it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tessa Rokosh 06-18-15
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    "Such a captivating story!"

    This story is rich and full of history and emotion. It was enjoyable and heartbreaking at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Wolf Warwick, NY United States 06-17-15
    Vicki Wolf Warwick, NY United States 06-17-15 Member Since 2014

    Mystery/thriller/suspense addict!

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    "My Favorite Book.... Never had one of those before"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    The narrators did a fabulous job of bringing this wonderful story to life.


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

    The last minutes. I suspected the ending but was in denial all along.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Historical mystery of magnificent proportions


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best novels you will ever read/hear. Don't miss it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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
    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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