The Book Thief tells a story, not often heard, of the non-Jewish Germans victimized by Hitler's reign. Zusak sweeps you up as Death follows the life of a young German girl as her life is devastated time and again by the actions of Hitler. Why does Death care to share this story? Give a listen and hear the narrator share this heart wrenching but hopeful story of strength and love in a terrible time in our history.
I think this is an amazing book. It is extremely touching, and it is told from a very unique perspective! I do think it is not for children, although I think it's meant to be that way.
This audio book immersed me into the story of the book thief. The audio narrator dynamically performed each role so well, I felt like I knew each character! Amazing, I will definitely listen again!!
Harsh touching soft.
The narrarators identity and his point of view.
There are many points at which I cried, but the book is not all sad there are many spaces of interest, tenderness, and delight. I don't want to be a spoiler. I love the way this book was written. I enjoyed Allan's performance of the book as well.
Audio enhanced by reader' s accent...Really enjoyed!! The characters so true & believable they came to life.
Yes, I will certainly listen again. The story, characters, and audio narration are flawless. This is why I love fiction. This is why I love audio books.
The scene of Rudy painting himself black with charcoal and running laps as his hero 'Jesse Owens' is absolutely fantastic - unforgettable.
I think the whole relationship between Liesel and Papa is beautiful, evolving from strangers to family, fulfilling deep needs in each others lives. Just perfect.
This is wonderful, poetic prose that never crosses the line from artful to pretentious. Excited to see what Mr. Zusak does with the rest of his career in writing.