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All the Light We Cannot See Audiobook

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

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Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

©2014 Anthony Doerr (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    "Well written, audio quality not bad"

    The audio production quality was pretty good. There were some spots where background hissing was distracting but that doesn't characterize the entire recording. A solid "A-" grade.

    The story itself? I understand why it won a Pulitzer Prize.

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    Loved the storyline, I would recommend to readers who have a sense of history. Very enjoyable

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    This was a heavy and solid one. A realistic story that felt raw, brutal, while remaining poetic and lyrical. It's a story of War that breaths of life.

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    julie 01-19-16
    julie 01-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "all the light"

    I really liked this book. I found myself pulling for the charactors with a profound sense of sadness for the events that occurred completely out of their control. but it seems the human perservance and determination always prevails no matter what the ending. Love this narrator and will always look for .more books by him.. his voice really brings the story to life and keeps you with him. Never boring.. It is indeed hard to be good.

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    "Absolutely beautiful!"

    So imaginative, with gorgeous prose and vivid descriptions. I've read maybe too many books about WWII, fiction and non, but this one will stay with me. I wouldn't even say it's "about" WWII, as much as the war is just the setting for a deeply intimate look at some fascinating individuals. I highly recommend it to just about anyone!

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    "A unique point of view of lives of people during WWII."

    This book was well written and performed. However, the chapters were all mixed up. If you purchase this book, make sure you look at the order of the chapters before you begin listening to it.

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    "Interesting but long"

    Listened to this just after The Nightingale which I found much more thrilling and exciting. This is a slow story and I didn't like that there was very little French and German words used nor accents. Was difficult for me to imagine being there in comparison to Nightingale.

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    It made me sad, but overall it was a wonderful listen. At times I struggled to understand the storyline, but that may have been due to being distracted while listening (i.e., driving).

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    So beautiful. No trouble to finish. Would wish it were longer, but I found this story's style & length perfect. Excellent narration! Merci, merci, merci

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    Was listening to this book on a 16 hour drive, and it throughly retained my interest.

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