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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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    Mike San Diego, CA, United States 09-22-13
    Mike San Diego, CA, United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully read, very compelling and sad."
    If you could sum up Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl in three words, what would they be?

    She was the typical teenager


    What did you like best about this story?

    How difficult it must be to live in such a small area with 8 others


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle BURKBURNETT, TX, United States 07-04-13
    Danielle BURKBURNETT, TX, United States 07-04-13 Member Since 2015

    Hard working woman who loves to listen while she works. Makes the days pass quicker. I love a good book.

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    "Wonderful Classic"

    Classic book. Surprised me how the things this girl experiences were so like girls of today. Ending brought tears to my eyes. Loved this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie United States 03-05-13
    Carrie United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "New view of an old book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I read this book many years ago and this version was different than the Anne Frank of my youth. I thought the story was very moving and listening to Anne's story as an adult and mother made me see it a bit differently. Even though we know the end to the story, listening to Anne just talk about being a teenager was very relatable. I remember feeling some of the same things that Anne describes and that in turn made me think about my own teenage daughter and some of the things she may be thinking and feeling. The times have changed, but so much of it is still relevent.


    What about Selma Blair’s performance did you like?

    She had great inflection and in my mind was Anne


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-29-12
    Danielle Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-29-12 Member Since 2010

    MDRM

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    "Amazing that this was written by such a young girl"

    Selma Blair did a great job of narrating this heart-wrenching story. A must-read/listen. The story shows a unique perspective of the terrors of the time, the type of problems we can hardly imagine today. Anne's fate is such a shame, she really had a great gift.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wesley 01-08-13
    Wesley 01-08-13
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    "Hstorically Intriguing, Not Very Grabbing"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book is more about a teenage girl's life than it is about the holocaust. The historical context is very interesting though.


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 06-21-11
    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 06-21-11 Member Since 2012

    I am a D-Bag.

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    "Great but...."

    Another stupid foreword. I hate forewords, why does every half wit with a degree and a pen think they need to write them for great books. If you have never heard of this book then skip the foreword for sure. On second thought skip it anyway. As for the story its hard to believe that a teenage girl wrote this nearly eighty years ago. I didn't realize girls even knew what sex was back then. Great book, lousy FOREWORD.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tash San Martin, CA, United States 10-16-14
    Tash San Martin, CA, United States 10-16-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not what I expected"
    Any additional comments?

    I think I expected the book to be more about the conditions of life as a Jew during WW2 and how it was to be in hiding and less of how the author hated her mother and her infatuation with the one adolescent boy around. Of course, this was the personal diary of a 13-15 yr old girl so it makes sense. It was just not what I thought I was going to be listening to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TR Strawberry 06-11-14
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    "juvenile"
    What disappointed you about Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

    the book was amateur and juvenile and did not have the historical plot that I was expecting.


    What could Anne Frank have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    put more historical events in the book


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Selma Blair?

    no one she was fine


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

    I didn't think it needed to list as many break ins


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    magda CERES, CA, United States 10-01-12
    magda CERES, CA, United States 10-01-12
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    "sucks"
    What would have made Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl better?

    nothing.


    Has Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes.


    What didn’t you like about Selma Blair’s performance?

    her tone.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

    none.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is about a 15 year old girl with hormones she likes boys and was in the holocaust i think it would be better viewed from the eyes of a less spoiled more mature intellectual than Anne frank herself. This girl merely cares about the life that she had than the life she is living i think that if she really knew what was going on in Holland she would put the god damn book down and spend her remaining time with her family before she was separated from them. I for sure know that otto frank sure wishes he could have spent more time with his family or that it should have been him to die instead of his children even though he could do nothing to save his children from the terrors of Adolf Hitler and his propaganda's in mien kief.

    1 of 13 people found this review helpful
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