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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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    suzanne Kenmore, Australia 06-21-13
    suzanne Kenmore, Australia 06-21-13
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    "Beautiful and heartwrenching - a great listen"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranked amongst my favourites this book really takes you in and you feel desperately for the characters.


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

    It was intense and I appreciated the breaks - but was desperate to get back to it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 06-21-13
    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 06-21-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Stay focused...it's great!"

    Another story that can't be enjoyed without your concentration, but worth the effort. This is not a subject matter I would normally chose, but after having enjoyed MOST of Jodi Picoult's books, I gave this book a whole-hearted listen. I was not disappointed! It was thoughtful & heartfelt, as with all her books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    peggy 06-19-13
    peggy 06-19-13
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    "Misrepresented?"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I enjoyed the book and am glad I listened to it but it was unclear to me from the summary that it was a holocaust survival story.


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

    Holocaust survival.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terp Woodbury, MN, United States 06-17-13
    Terp Woodbury, MN, United States 06-17-13 Member Since 2017
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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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    Jennifer ANKENY, IA, United States 06-04-13
    Jennifer ANKENY, IA, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I already started to listen to it again because I wanted to catch the details I may have missed the first time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like them all really.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I thought each narrator really fit their character well and made them come alive.


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

    It was interesting to hear many of the historic details.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Skip Baton Rouge, LA USA 06-02-13
    Mr. Skip Baton Rouge, LA USA 06-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "History Lesson"
    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    I would not listen again. Not that it is not a good listen, I already know the ending, which is very good.


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

    The likelyhood of this really happening.


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

    No


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

    That would give away a big part of the mystery of the story. I could not wait to hear another chapter (
    Jjust like in the book, know that I think about it!).


    Any additional comments?

    Juat get through the first few paragraphs and you will be hooked!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandi Kerr Denmark Western Australia 06-02-13
    Sandi Kerr Denmark Western Australia 06-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "what a great listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storyteller to be better than the print version?

    can't answer this because I haven't read it - only listened to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story kept me enraptured for the full time. I kept waiting until I could listen to the next part.


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

    It was narrated beautifully. What a pleasure to listen to different voices for the different characters instead of just one narrator moderating his/her voice.


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

    No - it is meant to be listened to slowly so that you can enjoy it more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SCHENECTADY, NY, United States 06-01-13
    Amazon Customer SCHENECTADY, NY, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great listen Excellent voice performances"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Jodi tells a story that is captivating and holds your interest. This is a different type of Holocaust story told from the perspective of the victims and the perpetuators.


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

    Sage is an awesome character who battles her own demons while investigating other ones.
    Her discussions with Minka and Josef are well written and voiced


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

    The narrators bring the story alive. Their accents are real not staged and they all bring strong emotion to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    My only disappointment was the ending. I felt that Sage needed to stay above the fray of getting even. Her ongoing struggle with a developing moral ethic collapsed in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Athens, Texas, United States 05-29-13
    Jeffrey Athens, Texas, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2017
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    "A good read from the Jewish perspective"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Life's A Story


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

    The ending when the picture book was found in the night stand.


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

    It brough the characters to life.


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

    It's not just another Anne Franks tale.


    Any additional comments?

    I've always been drawn to the conflict in WWII, but the book pulls the reader into the grey areas and tries to get into the how and why people acted the way they did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet 05-29-13
    Janet 05-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Picoult's tells a great story"

    Recently I have read many books about the WWII and concentracion camps. Ms PIcoult makes this one feel personal. One needs to pay attention to all the different story lines, but well worth the effort. This one would be a great one for a book club. I have recommended the book to lots of friends. As always Picoult has some twists and turns to the story line.

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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"
    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.

    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
  • 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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