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The Book Thief

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Allan Corduner

13 Hours 59 Minutes

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September 2006

Audio Book Summary

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she cant resist - books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

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  • Anonymous

    It's an good book but I feel like the narrator isn't very expressive and could get boring at times but is still a good book to listen to.

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  • Jean V

    I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't this book. It took me a bit to get into ... then I did. Excellent writing! Excellent narration! Terrific story! I felt as if I were there as the story unfolded. A different view of Germany during WWII. Felt emotional at the end. Will "read" again.

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  • Patricia D

    Just amazing, and so compelling!

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  • Victor H

    Very intriguing. My children read it and they loved it!

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  • Christian R

    The book was great. I enjoyed the narrator until he tried doing people\'s voices.

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  • Marymar Figueroa-acosta

    I had read the book but in a hurry of course. And the audio actually helped me catch a lot of details that I had missed. I completely enjoy it.

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  • Abby Gillette

    One of the best books I've ever read, and I couldn't have found it at a more appropriate time.

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  • Jenny Guo

    Really liked this book.

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  • gwen foley

    I actually downloaded this book for my son as to follow along with in his book. He loves it. I think this may be my next read.

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  • sharin price

    I had to get nearly halfway through before it finally got my interest. It is worth reading, though. The narrator is absolutely perfect for the role with his accent and voices. I often forgot my own surroundings and found myself on Himmel St with Liesel and Rudy.

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