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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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    mendolynne 03-11-13
    mendolynne 03-11-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Funny, bleak, enlightening, unputdownable"

    Jodi Picoult IS indeed THE Storyteller of our time. All her books grab you at the start, envelope you in intriguing plots and then trash the rest of your life until the inevitable ending, which you put off by reading the last chapter, very, very slowly.

    Being a lapsed Jew myself, who has assiduously avoided all things Holocaust (as my Sunday and Hebrew schools filled me to a lifetime capacity of the atrocities,) I've got to admit, Picoult, skillfully brought that dark period of time to life in a way I'd never read before. Admittedly interminable at times, her tale flew by due to the empathy she illicits by drawing such complex, fallible, intelligent characters. The examination of forgiveness was quite fascinating as well. Her dialogue just gets better and better with each novel. Not sure how she manages to elicit a chuckle in the same paragraph that grips your gut.

    Since Picoult is such a studious researcher, with each book I learn so much and am of course amply entertained by her excellent dose of low self-esteem female, estranged to men, finding love with the policeman, detective, lawyer or loner. Love the way she weaves in a well crafted mystery, amidst the squabbling siblings and small town eccentrics.

    It's interesting to me that another favorite author, Alice Hoffman, also just re-examined the Jewish culture she shed in her youth in a very fine, albeit somber re-telling of the Masada massacre in 70 CE. (hmm…. in The Storyteller the main character, Sage, finds on the bedstead in the apartment of the ex-Nazi "an Alice Hoffman novel.")

    Why, in reexamining ones religious roots, would one goes to horrendous genocides instead of looking at the religion itself? Remember, I'm a Jew as well, but still don't see the point of going over and over how we over-came being victims in the past. Where are the novels examining what the Israeli Jews are doing to the Palestinians, and why?

    OK, done being a kvetch. Do read The Story Teller because it is indeed an excellent listen and damn fine historical novel as well. (And then answer my question, please?)

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    don nightengale 06-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "exceptional book!"

    I couldn't stop listening to this book. it was very good and I appreciated the ending.

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    JAmes B. 06-17-17
    JAmes B. 06-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A well woven story!"

    many storylines and perspectives from many characters blended perfectly. made me feel so many things.

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    Amazon Customer Austin, TX United States 06-15-17
    Amazon Customer Austin, TX United States 06-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent read. three stories at one time. "

    excellent story. I enjoyed it very much. it was like 3 stories in one. So well written.

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    pam waldvogel 06-13-17
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    "deep story"

    a look into life at the concentration camps, emotionally hard to listen to. great story.

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    Tina Hertel 06-13-17
    Tina Hertel 06-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Storyteller indeed"

    Loved the many stories and storylines. Very interesting way of connecting these stories and lives together. And I so want to bake everything in this book...almost everything.

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    Lauren 06-12-17
    Lauren 06-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful Story"

    The author's depiction of the war and injustices faced by the Jews is shocking, convicting, and devastating. It is very well done. The story within the story is craftily written as allegory. The surface story left something to be desired, in my opinion, but the redemptive ending was satisfying.

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    enya keshet 06-12-17
    enya keshet 06-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A youth novel at best"

    having loved Jody picoult's House Rules, I had higher expectations. the story is childish and the performance, in unnecessary exaggerated accents, tiring.

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    Carol Robinson 06-11-17
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    "Amazing!!!"

    This book was very hard to listen to, but was absolutely written to perfection. This is the book I will remember forever and encourage others to read.

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    KDN 06-10-17
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    "a sorrowful tale"

    of wrong decisions and wrong assumptions. Not what I was expecting, but worth the listen.

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  • Michelle
    5/13/17
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    "Wow"

    Amazing a journey through so many emotions. Beautifully written and read. Been a little late for work a few times as I had to hear the next part.

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  • Sarah
    5/8/17
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    "Wow.... highly recommend this book!"

    took me a little while to get into it, but when I did couldn't stop listening! thought provoking in everyway....

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  • Tricky_vix
    5/8/17
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    "A transfixing tale"

    Full of warmth and bitterness, a book to help you remember and remind you to forget.

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  • Carly
    5/7/17
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    "Mesmerising"

    Not my usual read but I was absolutely hooked. Three different stories cleverly rolled into one.

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  • MaMaMason
    Lake District, UK
    5/1/17
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    "Not for bedtime"

    I've found listening to this so upsetting and harrowing I've had to stop. It's an excellent book and well narrated but the descriptions of nazi atrocities are extremely graphic. If I was reading rather than listening I could pace myself, but as an audio book it's very immediate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sara pascucci
    5/1/17
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    "good storytelling with bad ending"

    Interesting read, well researched and with great narrators. The ending on the contrary feels rushed

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  • Faye Lindsay
    12/27/16
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    "Wow what a book"

    The story is fantastic, Minkas performance is excellent. Love this book as a read but the audio blew me away......

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    hampshire, United Kingdom
    3/23/15
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    "don't judge a book by its cover"
    Where does The Storyteller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    near the very top


    What did you like best about this story?

    the different narrators, because this enabled you to understand where the book changed pace, direction and enabled me to keep up with what was going on.


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

    this is the first book with any of these narators


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

    very connected to the book, I cried, sobbed, got angry, yelled, and swooned.
    The way it was written was very clever, despite the subject matter, I didn't feel sick at any of the gruesomes elements.


    Any additional comments?

    I was going to return this book originally as I thought it was a girly beach book. I am so glad I didn't. The write up for the book was completely misleading, I thought it was going to be shallow and pointless, I was stagger by content of the book, it was full to bursting point.
    This now ranks as one of the best books I have ever had the joy to read. the holocaust part was emotional, raw and I hope factual. totally captivating in every way and I felt lost once I finished it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Danny Cater
    3/10/15
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    "Great book"

    fabulous book as all of jodi picoult novels are.
    great story, moving and addictive.
    historically factual with rich characters, the story had me from the first chapter

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sigrin
    Valdisere, France
    2/3/15
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    "Holocaust, morals and ethics"

    This is my second Jodi Piccoult book. I am drawn into them by the way she looks at all the characters and plays devils advocate when you do not expect it.
    Great narration for Minka and her story, I liked the character Sage as she was not flawless and very believable. For such a harrowing book, I did laugh out loud at the mess up of the funeral song, you will understand when you listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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