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
"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)
Amazing! The story is gripping and the narration divine! You will feel every emotion the characters feel and a part of them will always stay with you even after the story is done:)
This was one of my favorite books so far!
I couldn't help but be moved to tears more than once.
The narrator was fantastic! And the book... I cried my eyes out. But I also laughed, and there were many happy, childish, innocent moments too. It was a great book, and I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Saw the movie and wanted more. I have a Jewish background and I am interested in the stories that came out of Europe during and after WW2.. this was a wonderful story about a girl and her family in Germany during that time. .. Very moving and well told. excellent narration..
I'm so glad I did the audible version of this book! The narrator did a beautiful job and brought so much emotion and depth to the already amazing story. Now I want to learn German too!
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