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The Book Thief Audiobook
The Book Thief
Written by: 
Markus Zusak
Narrated by: 
Allan Corduner
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The Book Thief Audiobook

The Book Thief

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - One of the best examples of young adult literature that adults will love (as well as more mature teens), The Book Thief alternates between heartwarming and heartbreaking, always packing an emotional punch with each of Markus Zusak’s carefully chosen words – as brilliantly conveyed by Allan Corduner, who takes on Death, and so much more, in this novel set in Nazi Germany. —Diana D.

Publisher's Summary

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids - as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

©2006 Markus Zusak; (P)2006 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Children's Literature, 2007

"The astonishing characters, drawn without sentimentality, will grab readers." (Booklist)
"Zusak has created a work that deserves the attention of sophisticated teen and adult readers....An extraordinary narrative." (School Library Journal)
"The Book Thief will appeal both to sophisticated teens and adults with its engaging characters and heartbreaking story." (Bookmarks Magazine)

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    Kjersten Adams 02-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    I loved The Book Thief! The accents and voices of the narrator were spot on and distinguishable. The story was wonderful and cleverly written. It's a different, refreshing approach to the story of Nazi Germany.

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    Amazon Customer 02-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Immensely enjoyed this book!"

    I will likely listen to again this book is so good. Very much enjoyed this reader as well. I look forward to discovering more from this author.

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    jazmin 02-05-15
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    This book is truly amazing and emotional I cried at some periods and laughed at some period. In some section I would ask myself if that could ever happen to me and how would it affect my life. Overall the book was amazing 😍😍😍😍☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️💯💯💯💯💯👌☁️☁️

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    Brian 02-04-15
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    "Sad yet beautiful"

    I didn't see the movie. Wanted to listen to the book especially because it was so highly rated. It had some funny moments throughout. The book didn't completely capture me until I was about 40% completed. I almost didn't want to finish it but I'm very happy I did. It's sad, funny, beautiful and poetic. The narrator does a fantastic job! I'm very happy I purchased it.

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    This is the best story that I've read or listened to in a long time. Seriously. This is a classic.

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    Altin Raxhimi 02-02-15
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    "In love 😍😍😍😍😘"

    It was an amazing book! Markus Zusak is a really great author . This book is really enjoyable! Love it ! Super!

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    Rovente 01-29-15
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    "Simply Incredible"

    I can't believe how engaged I was while listening to this story. Heartbreaking, breathtaking, and simply incredible. I loved it.

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    Tim THOUSAND OAKS, US, Canada 01-23-15
    Tim THOUSAND OAKS, US, Canada 01-23-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Stunning and beautiful!"

    The story is of course amazing. The narration is the best I've ever heard I put him right up there with Jim Dale as far as book readers go.

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    Elaine Trail 01-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting read"

    Enjoyed story. Timeline bounces back and forth... so pay attention. My daughter enjoyed this as well.

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    KD 01-23-15
    KD 01-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful read!"

    This book was unexpectedly great! I am not usually a fan of holocaust books, but this one was told differently and has a great story! Everyone should read!

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