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The Book Thief

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Allan Corduner

13 Hours 57 Minutes

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September 2006

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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.
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

When Death has a story to tell, you listen.

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 can’t 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.
“The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times
“Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today

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    I loved this book. I am not a big fan of revisionist history but this is different. It is adding to our understanding of the “enemy” in those days. This book is adolescent at times, even elementary, but that abandonment of conventions is brilliant. A book should be delivered to the reader in a manner that opens there mind without requiring a PhD to catch up.

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    I loved the book. The narrator was great!

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    This is hands down my favorite book ever. A side from Harry Potter this is the only book I have a read/ listened to several times over.

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  • Anonymous

    Great book loved listening whenever I can.

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  • Sharon H.

    Interesting book, I didn’t love it but didn’t dislike it. Certainly kept me interested

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  • Beverly G.

    Offers a different perspective on the Germany of the Second World War through the eyes of a young German girl. Definitely worth your time.

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  • Maggie M.

    Thoroughly enjoyed The Book Thief! Also enjoyed the narration very much. Told from an interesting point of view, I found the book to be a well written beautiful story. It is full of color and offers an important perspective on WWII Germany. Would recommend to teens and adults alike. Words have power and the words in this book may just plant a seed of kindness!

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  • Jillian R.

    This book was spectacular! I loved every second. The narration is also amazing.

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