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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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    Rosemary Reager 12-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    Very memorable story of a young breadmaker, who struggles between her belief of right and wrong after she discovers her older gentlemen friend was part of the Nazi machine that exterminated Jews, during Hitlers reign of terror.

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    Joe 12-27-16
    Joe 12-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible Story. Incredible Narration."

    This is not the type of book I normally read. It was highly recommended from a good friend, and I'm extremely happy I listened. This is immediately one of my favorites. The story is incredible and all the different narrators were fantastic.

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    Raichka 12-12-16
    Raichka 12-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing and touching"

    One of the best books I've ever listened to. Touched my heart in ways no other book could. Very emotional, inspirational and touching.

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    mary 12-08-16
    mary 12-08-16
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    "Fabulous!"

    I can't say enough great things about this book. It has a little bit of everything in it and makes you think you've been transported to another time. Great characters. I couldn't stop listening.

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    AGNES REYES ABSECON, NJ USA 12-07-16
    AGNES REYES ABSECON, NJ USA 12-07-16

    I love to read and most of all I love to hear a good story.

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    "This was great!!"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Touched My Heart


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

    Sarah's Key


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were too many.


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

    This book touched my heart with its beautiful story. The narrators brought the story to life and I felt like I was there. I was sorry to get to the end of the book. I cried several times and also laughed.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book. The characters come to life and it is just an all around great story and keeps your interest and is never dull.

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    LG 12-03-16
    LG 12-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredible story"

    The characters are beautiful and real and their story is woven seamlessly into the history of the Holocaust. The description of the horror and pain is honest but not sensationalised and you feel as if you have been given a gift; as if you have been invited into the characers' lives and and they have shared themselves with you completely. I loved this story. Thank you.

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    Pamela Miller LAS VEGAS, NV, US 12-02-16
    Pamela Miller LAS VEGAS, NV, US 12-02-16 Member Since 2013

    Retired and live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    "Riveting"
    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    The story


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I didn't really care about the ficticious book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Compelling stories about the Jews


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

    Very sad


    Any additional comments?

    Just a really good book

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    P. Macomber Fort Worth, Tx 11-08-16
    P. Macomber Fort Worth, Tx 11-08-16

    Patti M.

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    "Authentic"

    An excellent storyline, interwoven with all emotions, haunting details of concentration camps and the lives that were changed. A truly wonderful work of art that had me laughing, gasping, crying, and cheering. Great book and author!

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    I♥2Read 11-06-16
    I♥2Read 11-06-16
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    "Complex & Fascinating Mixed Bag of Narration"

    There are times I listen to an audiobook that might have been easier to follow in a print format. Thankfully, multiple narrators helped to keep track of the various points of view in The Storyteller. While I was extremely riveted to the World War II story line, I became a little lost in the fairy tale and the present-day plots. However, patience paid off in the end, and I finally understood the author's intention of weaving all three together in a heart wrenching story of forgiveness.

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    Karen Chapman 11-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Breathtaking characters"

    I've looked forward to putting my earbuds in every day to hear of the story unravel. I love the characters and would love to spend more time with them. The author brought them to life in such a subtle sweet way.

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  • trish
    10/14/14
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    "A must read...."
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent believable thoughtful


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

    The grandmothers story of the german camps.....I had no idea!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I like the way each person became alive


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

    Don,t listen to it at night.....you won,t sleep......too much for one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    My fav bit was the song for her mothers funeral.......sort of thing that would happen to me

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  • L. Mcfarlane
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    9/12/14
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    "Heartbreaking and Wonderful in Equal Parts"

    I love Jodi Picoult and this is the first of her books I have listened to (altho I also have the paperback). The narration is excellent and added to the depth of the story for me, I guessed at the twist early in the tale, but it doesnt spoil the ending, in fact I thought it made the revelations even more poignant. Another winner from Jodi.

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  • Amazon Customer
    7/7/14
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    "The lives I have known"
    If you could sum up The Storyteller in three words, what would they be?

    Hell and back


    What did you like best about this story?

    Three stories in one. The story Sage is living, her grandmother experience in Nazi Germany and the story Sage grandmother has written.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Sage. Sage is having an internal struggle with herself. On one hand she is living with the guilt of her mothers death and the scars on her face. On the other hand can she forgive Josephs his crimes against the Jews during the war. Is it her place to forgive. Can she forgive herself for living while her mother died.


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

    When, as a young girl, Sage grandmother witnessed the cold blooded murder of her friend and the subsequent beating, leaving her battered and broken.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this story. I will no doubt listen to it again and again

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  • Jeeds
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    6/16/14
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    "Brutal, Harrowing, Heartfelt"

    A story that will make you wretch, cry, reflect, smile and stay with you.

    The Storyteller begins in present day when a complex young woman Sage, meets an old German man Josef at grief group - it's not the most gripping start but stick with it - what follows are chapters told from different characters POV flashing between present day and the period of the Second World War.

    The characters Sage, Leo, Josef, Minka and Anya each build the story layer by layer with tales of horrendous brutality, contemplations of good and evil and questions about humanity.

    Josef's chapters left me feeling sick and at times I thought I would have to turn off as the descriptive passages were so brutal - and yet I kept listening because I knew these details were gleaned from the truth of our living history.

    Minka's chapter's were equally harrowing and took up the largest part of the book, although I was happy to hear her story, which was so full of tragedy, unfairness, hardship, family and in a weird kind of way luck too.

    Whilst I have watched films and read non-fiction accounts of the brutality the Jewish people faced during the rise of Hitlers Army there is something about the first person narrator in this book that transports you right there, so the horror's are tangible.

    Each time I paused this book I found myself thinking about it constantly and whilst I know my mind will eventually drift back to the little problems in my life it has actually made me appreciate how lucky I am to live in a society where I am free, valid and equal. I feel like telling anyone who has little knowledge of the brutality of the concentration camps to read this book, just so they understand the suffering.

    I have read several of Jody Picoult's books, my favourite up until know being 'Change of Heart' but the 'Storyteller' has snatched the top spot - a truly powerful and moving novel.

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  • C. S. Brennan
    Leeds, UK and Maganey, Ireland
    1/28/14
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    "Captivating"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    I'm not one to leave reviews generally, but i thought that i would for this book as i was enthralled from the moment i started listening to it. Wonderfully narrated with raw emotion and the way it has been told really let you feel that you wre there in the moment. Harrowing at times, but extrenely well done and with great sensitivity.


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  • Helen
    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
    12/5/13
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    "Wonderful!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely, this was a haunting tale that stayed with me all day, I wanted to saver the listening absorbing the story along the way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was beautifully structured and the characters were believable with scenes which you felt part of in the way they were described and read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    WATERLOOVILLE, United Kingdom
    11/30/13
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    "LOVED THIS BOOK"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. I loved the story, but the 4 narrators just brought it to life. Enjoyed every minute.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved them all, but particularly liked Sage, as she blossomed, and Leo's portrayal was very good.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Can't choose - they were all very good.


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

    Not outloud, but it made a big impression.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    United Kingdom
    8/9/13
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    "Poignant"

    Having read Jodi Picoult before and finding her books increasingly similar I had been reluctant to read this book. After several recommendations from friends and indeed from Twitter I decided to give this book a chance. It's a great book - it's so moving and really makes you think about life. It made me think about the holocaust in a way that I hadn't before. Now I'm very keen to read more Jodi Picoult's book - hope she doesn't let me down. The different narrators work well and enliven the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Rayleigh Essex, United Kingdom
    8/8/13
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    "another great read from Jodi Picoult"

    This book was so interesting and also very sad. The events so horrific to read at times, but these events in history must be told. Away from the doom and gloom, love blossoms, also a surprise ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. H. De Laune
    UK
    8/5/13
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    "Excellent, but maybe not ideal holiday reading..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a really good story, up to Ms Picoult's usual standard. The unfurling plot made it gripping listening, and she always manages to inject some unexpected twists throughout.
    I enjoyed the novelty of the fiction within the fiction too. However the storyline has some quite harrowing content, and although I was utterly gripped and spent every available moment of the first 4 days of my holiday listening, it did have the affect of making me quite introverted and reflective, which was unfortunate for my husband. So not one for some 'light holiday reading' - but don't miss out, Ms Picoult is never afraid of tackling difficult and controversial subjects.


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