Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.
I had my doubts about reading this book. I have a hard time with books about WWII Germany. I knew this would probably be a heartbreaker too but for some reason I decided to take it on. Maybe because the book was about books, and I usually like that genre; maybe because the reviews were so good; certainly not because I read it was appropriate for "sophisticated teens and adults." For whatever reason, I am glad I selected The Book Thief. It was incredibly well-written. The characters completely came to life. While there certainly was heart-brake, the heart-warming more than made up for it. This is a book for all ages. The narrator was outstanding and all and all, it was a book I will not soon forget.
This is one of many lost reviews by Audible. It's not much but luckily, it was stored elsewhere:
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, this is one of my all-time favorite audiobooks. It is an audio book at its best. This is a performance and not just a reading. This book and its reader have won many awards and rightfully so. The book is entertaining to the point of addiction. I read the first two books in the series in two days and would be working on the third if my iPod were not fully discharged.
There is not a dull moment in any of the first two books in this series: Bloody Jack #1 and The Curse of the Blue Tattoo #2. I have heard it said and read of listeners that they had fallen in love with the narrator's voice... well add me to her fanboys and girls. Katherine Kellgren is one of the best talents in this art form. In fact, certainly gender-wise, she is perhaps without peer.
yeah right, I said Bloody Jack #4 would be the last Jacky Faber for me for at least a little while but I cannot resist. I am downloading #5 as I write this. These stories are just too great. They are beautifully written and skillfully - no, masterfully narrated by Katherine Kellgren. You want fun, excitement, beauty and compassion in a story, the life and times of the irrepressible Jacky Faber are just what the doctor ordered.
Avid audible listener for over 10 years.
I bought this for my teenage daughter and started to listen when I had no other books. Big mistake because now I am hooked. The story and narration are excellent. For being a middle aged man you would not think I would enjoy them. But I do. The accents are great and you have to fall in love with the major character, Bloody Jack a young english girl in Her Majesty's Royal Navy. Once I listened to this, I purchased many of the others. I listened to them in my car when driving my daughter places. This series would make a great movie.
A more adult book where you can admit to reading is Captain Blood. Very similar and just as good pirate yarn.