This book is AMAZING, a true work of literary art. The words on the page itself are strong, but they are brought to life through the narration. The characters and their voices were so compelling and I can't wait to listen to this story again. Thank you for a new classic.
Side note: very helpful to listen to the book with all the German words and pronunciation. However, I would recommend a paperback copy as well- to see how the text is organized and the sketches, sample books, etc.
right from the start I was overwhelmed by the author's style... the pairing of color and emotion was nothing short of a delicious treat for my ears. the narrator's voice is a perfect pairing... like chocolate with a rich red wine. the story is captivating and i especially love the persona of the "spirit" relaying the story. i know I will re-listen for years to come and add a hard copy to my library (reserved for only a select few).
Working mom who listens on the go
struggled to finish this one. I just couldn't get in to it. heard great things from others though
I completely enjoyed the write, weaving and and narration of this book. What a great perspective to give.
This book worked on every level: compelling and moving story, multi-dimensional characters, rich themes and great narration! Recommend to anyone who enjoys great fiction!
I liked this book very much! I especially liked the vantage point of death and the connection he created with the little girl.
I have encouraged all I know to listen to this book instead of reading it. The reader is terrific and I found I was always looking forward to listening every chance I got.
Perhaps All the Light We Cannot See because there were young female characters and it was narrated with great effect by each of the male readers.
I imagine the narrator as a living, breathing person with feelings.
I was just totally involved.
Probably the best read I've had. Thank you.
My favorite novel--the Screwtape Letters by C. s. Lewis--is presented from the perspective of a demon. In a similar fashion, Zusak has completely mesmerized my imagination from his humorous, horrific, and equally beautiful tale of The Book Thief, as Death shares his perspective of Liesel Meminger's life as a little orphaned girl growing up in Nazi Germany during WWII. Death's wit and take on the events somehow makes the read smoother than if presented from a human's perspective. A bit of humility was presented, which only added to the depth of Liesel's story. One you will certainly never forget!