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)
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!
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.
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.
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 😍😍😍😍☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️💯💯💯💯💯👌☁️☁️
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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