Had to read this book for English class and I was too busy to sit down and read, so I got the audiobook and I listened to it while I did other stuff. Great book. It's a bit slow at first, but I got into it after an hour or so of listening.
This book is over hyped. Allan Corduner did a good job. But the narrator (the character, not Allan) was more intriguing than the protagonist. I couldn't maintain interest after chapter 1.
I loved this book. (What can I say. I love books that make me cry. And this one was like a nice sharpened knife in the feelings.) The only thing I disliked was the annoying music they played during the prologue and epilogue. While not unpleasant, I found it to be too loud and distracting, making it difficult to concentrate on what the narrator was saying and, consequently, made it take a bit longer to get into the book. Its only in those two sections though.
As an English teacher and writer, it's hard to come across stories that feel like they have true creativity and originality anymore. The Book Thief has those. It will make you laugh, love, tremble, cry, and laugh again. It will make you think and rethink. I truly have a special place for this book.
The reader is amazing and I think that is what makes the book so good on Audible. He is believable, sets his characters voices apart well, and plays his narrator role spectacularly. This book deserves your attention again and again.
Human happiness, sorrow, humor, cruelty and kindness are all related to the reader as only a true storyteller can do.