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)
Knowing the outcome, it was difficult to keep listening sometimes. It was like, you know the train will cross the tracks at the same time the car crosses the the intersection, and you know the passengers are oblivious to the outcome.
It was fascinating to me that while Anne was faced with potential daily dangers, she was focused on sometimes the most mundane things - their daily menu, relationships with the other people in the annex, daily chores - in short, life in general.
No - first one.
I knew the family was taken prisoner in August of 1944. As Anne wrote about her growing feelings for Peter in the early part of '44, I couldn't helped but be moved.
Anne was clearly a remarkable writer to have penned such a work at such a young age. I can't help but imagine what other works we missed by her early departure.
I love this book. I do think it deserves a better narrator. Selma Blair is very dull, unenthusiastic, and seems to force her reading. I think everyone should read Anne's diary at least once in their life.
Anne is granted one of her wishes - she will live on through her inspiring, telling, and honest, well written diary! Kudos to the performance as well, it was well read with what seemed to be the right amount of emotions! No matter how unimaginable people's lives are from the comforts of my audible app, I found it extremely humbling how relatable Anne's daily thoughts were. An ordinary teenager with mood swings, hopes, and dreams making the best of a situation she was not at all responsible in creating. So many people going through analogous ordeals in this 21st century. May we remember how similar we all are.
The story of Anne Frank, the girl hiding with her and another family in the secret annex from the Nazis, is probably the most fascinating story of a real person. It is amazing, how amazing a writer Anne Frank was. In the book she not only describs all the exciting and terrefying events that happend in the annex, but also her feelings as she mentally transforms from a young girl into a woman. The book is about feelings of courage, strength, love, fear, anger, and more.
It is greatly narrated; one can really imagine Anne Frank telling the events herself.
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.
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