The story was well read and well written. Sometimes authors can overdo the adjectives. In this case the author does the heart rending story great justice. using death as the narrator was a masterstroke.
Yes -- it was so well read, the characters really came alive.
The character development, and the relationships between the characters.
His ability to portray so many different characters so that they all stood apart from each other.
Death. He was actually a very sympathetic, thoughtful and gentle character; quite misunderstood by the general public!
Highly recommended audiobook.
How can a tale of such tragedy be so lovely and so immensely funny and sweet. Between Zusak's incredible writing and Corduner's nuanced performance, I was stunned.
The narrator of this book was AMAZING! Great story which was enhanced by the performer!
His voice, accent, German pronunciation; he made this book SO enjoyable for listening!
A MUST listen!
it took me awhile to get into the story but it is worth it. as told from the view of death, the story will grab and carry you thru the life of a young girl in WWII.
Some of the best descriptions! The descriptions tell the story in a way that is brilliant and beautiful. Although this book is sad it is also real and shows love and beauty. How the view point of death is told is incredible and makes people think of what it is like to die. How death itself doesn't like taking people but has no other choice. Very well written and the narrator is one of my favourites!
stunning, striking, moving and honest. a gorgeous story written with bold artistic strokes. love the reader. love this book.
I think that listening to a book like this is a richer experience than reading it. I probably won't go to the movie. It is a book like "The Book Thief" that makes you long for radio instead of movies. The personalities of each of the characters, even the minor ones, give a sense of what it was like to live through the reign of the "Furor". The sacrifices of the normal people(in the Nazi party or not) was similar to those experienced by the whole world at the time except for the few of privileged. It was very realistic including the harboring of a Jewish
"boarder" who had been related to a Jew who saved Lisel's adopted "papa's" life.
Maybe a little Anne Frankish?
His voices and even the enunciation of the German city names and the less than complimentary terms of endearment bandied about made the story real.
When a Jewish merchant's door was defaced, Hans Hubler was there to paint it the next morning.
I am not sure how this book was suggested, but it doesn't seem like something I normally would have picked I glad I listened. It gave me more perspective on the era.