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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition | [Anne Frank]

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.
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Publisher's Summary

More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

©2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardship, and passions....There may be no better way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructive nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil." (Chicago Tribune)

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    Keshia 06-24-15
    Keshia 06-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful "

    Such a great diary and I am amazed on how opinionated she was for a 15 year old. So real and captivating yet sad too but am enjoyable listen

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    Mike 06-08-15
    Mike 06-08-15
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    "Good"

    Good listening , the bar rotator. Did a nice job with her inflections and tone of a teenage girl.

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    Noemi Bronx, NY, United States 05-28-15
    Noemi Bronx, NY, United States 05-28-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Inspirational beyond words"

    Sad, enlightening, mesmerizing, uplifting, beautiful. Well worth a second and third read. I will recommend this book.

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    Gretchen G 05-11-15
    Gretchen G 05-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful!"

    I've listened to Anne Frank many times. It is a great book. Anyone 8 yrs or older should love it.

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    Pen Name 05-02-15
    Pen Name 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A beautiful insight."

    A wonderful insight into what Annes life was like inside the annex. and what went through people's (specifically the jews) minds in the horrendous days of WWII.
    It helped me realize that I must be thankful to live in a time and place where such terrors do not occur. Anne also brought up many valid points which inspired me to do better within my own life.

    I do wish that there weren't any omissions, however. I feel that to omit passages (sexual, offensive, or otherwise), it hinders the true authenticity of Annes story.

    Even though I already knew that Anne didn't survive, I still found myself hoping through the book that she would somehow escape and accomplish many of her aspirations.

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    PJG8R Florida 04-21-15
    PJG8R Florida 04-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story, Awful narration"
    Where does Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not one of my favorite narrations. The book drags one through the inner workings of Anne's mind- and it allows you to watch her mental growth as a young teenager


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I've listened to the book for 7 hours. I keep listening because it has been one of those books on my "need to read list." That is the only reason I keep listening. I don't find it interesting. And the narrator is awful!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Selma Blair’s performances?

    NO. Never. She is awful. Absolutely awful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Spears Dallas, TX 03-23-15
    M. Spears Dallas, TX 03-23-15 Member Since 2012

    LOVE IT!!!

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    "Very good to go back and listen to"

    Listening to this in my 30s was more enriching than it was when I originally read it in middle school. Thank you Anne, for sharing your life with the world.

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    Betty A. Wright Sugar City, ID United States 03-13-15
    Betty A. Wright Sugar City, ID United States 03-13-15 Member Since 2008

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    "A story all should read!"

    I remember reading this as a child, but reading it again as an adult made me appreciate Anne's skill with descriptions. She shares her feelings and teenage logic concerning how "no one understands" her in a way that could help parents and teens better understand that stage of their lives. The narrator is superb with insightful inflections that add to the emotion. Highly recommended.

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    Jessica Sioux Falls, SD, United States 03-01-15
    Jessica Sioux Falls, SD, United States 03-01-15
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    "Love This Book!!! I listen to it often..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is so much better than the print version. Listening to this book has held my attention way better than reading it did. It is nice to hear how Dutch and German names and phrases are pronounced since I do not speak either language.


    What other book might you compare Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl to and why?

    There really is no other book quite like it.


    Which character – as performed by Selma Blair – was your favorite?

    Anne, of course. I do have to say that Selma's characterizations of the annex adults (as seen through Anne's eyes), can be quite funny. I think Selma Blair was a perfect choice for a narrator. :) She did a fantastic job of bring Anne's words to life. :)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I don't usually go through any audiobook in one sitting. That being said, I have listened to it many, many times over.


    Any additional comments?

    The only reason I gave the performance 4 stars is this: Some of the original Dutch/German phrases and comments by the Annex family are left in, as in the print version. However, the print version italicizes the phrase and has a footer with the meaning of the phrase in English where it appears. It is impossible for the audiobook to have something like that, so how the phrases fit into Anne's diary entries can be very hard to decipher for the listener.

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    elyria, oh United States 01-23-15
    elyria, oh United States 01-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Sad, wonderful story"

    This is a wonderful peek into the life of a young lady as she came of age in a most horrific time in world history. Selma does a great job reading this touching story. I recommend it to everyone.

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