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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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    Aliob 08-17-17
    Aliob 08-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Enlightening"

    I really liked the detailed accounts of each of the characters about the war - made me think about the different perspectives of this event in a way I hadn't before. Well written and well performed. I felt the ending was a tiny bit flat though, even though it did have an element of surprise to it. Well worth the read (or listen in this case).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Santa Cruz, US, Canada 08-07-17
    Jennifer Santa Cruz, US, Canada 08-07-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Never leaves me"

    The stories impressively join together here. Loved the effect of the different stories within the over-arching story. Some complete, but then continue to resonate.Some live on.The collection of all of them yields a full tale of the atrocity that we can't ever put away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mags Monet 08-05-17
    Mags Monet 08-05-17
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    "I liked this book a lot"

    What a great story and the narration was fantastic. Incredible detail and just a small account of this horrible tragedy in our history. Hard to fathom life as it is now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roseann 07-31-17
    Roseann 07-31-17
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    "Great book great ending"
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    At first when the story split into other stories it was hard to follow but the characters were so good I was able to keep track of who was who. Great narration well worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-29-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Only ok"

    I really love historical fiction. But this is the first one I have read a by Jodi Picoult and I am sad to say I did not love it. I was often confused by who was talking and weather we where in the present or the past. And the weird story the grandmother told made me even more confused. The characters I wanted to like ended up being disappointing. I like story's and characters that stay with you. That make you want to be better. This is NOT that story!! If you want a great historical fiction that will stay with you read Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LadySpeaker 07-27-17
    LadySpeaker 07-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Holocaust Horrors"
    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    I appreciate the thorough research Ms. Picoult performs before writing her books. Each book is an education teaching me about a subject I had not known about before. In this book, I was fascinated by the craft of bread baking; however, I was well aware (due to my age) of the despicable acts committed by the Nazi’s against the Jews. But, had I known beforehand the book would be another vivid account of the details I would not have ordered it. The author belabored the point in that she went on and on about the victimization of the Jews. I skipped many chapters just to get back to the story line which in itself was difficult to follow. I do not in any way want to diminish or excuse genocide. And many readers may not be aware of the Nazi agenda so for them it may have been eye-opening to understand what it means when one race or religion wants to dominate or eradicate another. This book was not my favorite. I kept listening just to see how the author resolved the struggles of the main characters. There are some redeeming qualities: perhaps the most important is Sage’s understanding of forgiveness. Victims drink the poison hoping others will die. However, I was disappointed in her final decision which begs the question, “Who is the final judge that metes’s the sentence for eternity?


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    dkwpstretch san antonio,tx,usa 07-16-17
    dkwpstretch san antonio,tx,usa 07-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    This was the most enjoyable book I have listened to on Audible. The intricacy of the story line, the development of the characters, the flowing of the timelines. I was very impressed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Pickett citrus heights, ca United States 07-15-17
    J. Pickett citrus heights, ca United States 07-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great listen"

    I enjoyed the many twists, turns and story lines that ended smoothly and surprisingly. satisfying

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    Amazon Customer 07-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Twists and turns"

    I will say I was a bit confused for a few chapters. I was trying to put it all together, but never was not interested! The way Jody Picoult lays out the plot! Oh man! Each section kept me on the edge. I really really loved this book!

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    Kathy 07-14-17
    Kathy 07-14-17
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    "Very interesting read"

    While the subject is disturbing I really enjoyed this book. Interesting characters. Loved the intertwining of the stories with the modern narrative.

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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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