Death keeps a diary. Not every story is recorded in his diary, just the special ones, and the book thief wove a very special story of her life. Tears, laughter, sorrows, joys -- all were the weft of her tale as told by Death.
I found a treasure when I found The Book Thief. Filled with characters I really cared about, situations so distressing I stopped to reflect on humanity and how we, as humans, could do such terrible things to our children. But all was not dark for the book thief. Adopted by a couple whose children were already grown, she came to love her new parents and a special friend.
I highly recommend this book, one of Audible's best!
Audio Books make people better drivers! I’m never in a hurry to get where I need to go because I would rather be in Tudor England, listening to a good historical fictional novel. Or I could be somewhere far away with dragons and magic, listening to fantasy. When that is too much drama, I love keeping up with fashion and girl talk with one of my favorite “chick lit” novels.
This one of those rare books you will want to experience more than once. Its pulls you in fast, and before you know it’s over, and you it leaves you breathless. I could stop thinking about each of the characters, like they were family.
I really believe everyone should read this book. Once your deep into this book, you have the feeling things are going to end bad, but as much as you cry, you also laugh, and feel good for have listened to someone telling a important story.
I think the most impressive thing about this book is, it is narrated by “Dealth” or the Grim Reaper, and who knew a person could feel compassion for the Grim Reaper.
I don’t want to give any scenes away, because I actually read reviews. But once you commit to this book, you will love it.
"The only thing worse than a boy who hates a girl, is a boy who loves a girl."
I enjoyed listening to this at work and on my commute. Interesting story and good narrator. I would listen to this one again.
This was my first listen via audible.com and it will not be my last. The narrator brought the story to life!
The book thief whose youthful bravery haunted the adults in the story.r
Human Suffering Love
I had never read a WWII novel from the aspect of what German Families experienced.
Allan has the ability to make your "feel" what you are reading. He takes you to the brink of tragedy and pulls you back!
It is so hard to choose as all of the characters are mesmerizing. I guess I would have to say Ma Ma. She was such a complex character who kept her true humanity hidden just below the surface.
Absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to anyone. I thought the parallels to our current political climate was chilling. So much name calling going on - placing labels on people and demanding that we all conform to one groups religious beliefs. Dangerous thinking. I think this should be required reading in High Schools.
I'm nit generally a reader of this type of novel, but I enjoyed it. I never quite got an emotional connection to the story until the very end. Which I think is sad. But it was inventively written and definitely not a waste of my time.
Fell in love with this book. I don't want to tell you about it, just want you to buy it and cherish it and love it as much as my daughter and I do.
Sorry can't compare apple's to oranges. This is a great way to experience a great book while on the go!
I've read too many holocaust/WWII books. This one is unique. Captures the humanity of a sad time in human historyl
Death shows us what life is all about
This was the best book I've read or listened to in a very long time. The author does a simply phenomenal job of making the reader fall in love with words again through both a beautiful story and perfectly descriptive writing. The author conserves his words, and in doing so is better able to use them than any work I can remember. He also somehow manages to create characters so real and beautiful, I was moved to tears at the end.
The reader also does a fantastic job giving life to Himmel street, despite his role as death. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.
An aside: it turns out this book is in the teen section of the book store if you're like me and keep favorite books in old fashioned paper. However if you think teen and twilight or hunger games, this book couldn't be any farther down the spectrum, and has won awards for excellence in young adult literature.
Wonderful characters and a story to touch your heart. I loved the reader. He was a perfect match for the story.