Yes! Absolutely. The audio edition by Allan Corduner is a meticulous solo performance. His voices are like leather - smoothly modulated Death, comfortable as Papa, then creaky and full of exhaustion as Max, and always surprisingly light as Liesel. I would listen to this man read a book of statistics.
Each character has a place in my heart. I listen to this book at least once a year.
His amazing command of the emotions and voices of the characters. You always knew which person he was representing and what they were feeling.
As the story changed so did my emotions. At the end I sobbed all the way across Massachusetts.
Don't miss this extraordinary story because as attached as I am to the narrator it is the author who provided this brilliant script and people you will grow attached to.
This was a beautiful and heart-wrenching story. The narration was superb and Corduner drew me into the events in a compelling way. His narration never got in the way of the prose. I would highly recommend this book to adults and older teenagers. It is classified as a YA book, but I strongly disagree. There are scenes that I believe would be frightening to younger readers. However adults and older teenagers should enjoy the story.
So many people have recommended this book; even raved about this book. So, why can't I get through it? I've been trying for a year now and am so bored to tears that my mind wanders off and the book becomes background noise. I have even dozed off trying to get through it. I'm calling it quits!
I started reading this book in my quest to find excellent YA books to share with my future ELA classroom, what I found was a story that touched my heart, made me cry, and reminded me why I have dedicated so much time and effort to becoming a teacher- because of the immense power words have in shaping our world. I will share this book many times in the future with the young lives I have the opportunity to teach, and they will be better because of it.
This book was recommended to me be several people. The narrator drives me insane and I have no clue what is happening in the story. I listen to about thirty minutes all the while hoping it would get better.
Such a well written book. Griped me from Beginning to end. The reviewer who said it was sad at the end... That's too simple of description. It's ... Well... Read it... Or listen to it... ;-)
even though I had already read the book and seen the movie, I am so grateful that I had the audible experience as well. The rperformance s perfect, it did justice to the beautiful metaphors in this story. Hard to believe that a holocaust story could be uplifting.