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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"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)
Narrator was brilliant. She makes it feel more personal, more human. Never read the book before but I felt like I really knew Anne and I felt deep sorrow for her fate and her truncated dreams. The diary stops so suddenly, with her display of a strong determination of showing the world what she was capable of, beyond the labels of a teenage girl who was simply too young to understand. Made me feel the horror of the war. It was so close to end...
Anne Frank's writing was absolutely amazing! Her dreams of being a writer that would someday impact others certainly came true! And this was the best audible book I have listened to yet - Selma Blair's reading performance of Anne Frank was superb!!
This teenage girl's story could have been written today, if it weren't for the fact she was living in the hell that was Nazi occupation.
sadly, this is happening today!
this audio version is well performed and the story is captivating. reading the diary of this young teenager and knowing she died in a concentration camp during WWII is heartbreaking.
Selma Blair does a fantastic job of relating the many moods of Anne as expressed in her diary, a great performance. Having not read this when I was young, it seemed suitable to read before visiting Amsterdam. Anne is revealed as a good storyteller, remarkably insightful into herself and mature beyond her young years. The 8 in hiding come alive as 3D persons. The abrupt ending emphasizes the tragic nature of the situation.
Selma Blair is awesome!
The Book is great! I read it in middle school and thought it was good, but reading it as an adult I LOVED it! It was so sincere and really gave you an insight into her world.
Anne Frank was/is without a doubt Hitler's most famous victim in a savage war that claimed more than forty million lives on the European Continent alone. Her diary is the most widely read documentation of the Holocaust known to the human race, and deserves the historic distinction that it has. Selma Blair's narration breathes life into the heartbreaking myth that now envelopes the legend of this endearing heroine of the Second World War. It is an audio commentary that does justice to Anne's monumental legacy. An experience for the ages.
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