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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Audiobook

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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The story of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about.

If you do start to listen, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy named Bruno. (Though this isn't a story for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later, you will arrive with Bruno at the fence.

Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope that you never have to encounter such a fence.

©2006 John Boyne; (P)2006 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"His combination of strong characterization and simple, honest narrative make this powerful and memorable tale a unique addition to Holocaust literature." (School Library Journal

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    Lucas 11-14-15
    Lucas 11-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"

    I loved that it was in the eyes of a child. Very clever

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    Kimberly B. 11-05-15
    Kimberly B. 11-05-15
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    "The book"

    The book is ok the music makes it hard to hear the reader. Overall I liked the book.

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    Amanda 09-05-15
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    Very good until the end which ended abruptly. Overall a great book! I would recommend this book to any young adults.

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    Linda 08-16-15
    Linda 08-16-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Book to Introduce the Holocaust Tweens"

    My daughter selected
    this book to read for summer reading for school. I also read it, so I would know what it was about and be able to discuss it with her. This subject is new to her, so she was basically looking at it from Bruno's innocent viewpoint. She was not able to "connect the dots" on some of the events in the book. I plan to talk with her to explain what happened. It is a good platform to get the conversation going. She will be studying the Holocaust in school this year and visiting the museum in DC. This book and our conversation will give her a good foundation on the subject. I appreciate that the book did not go into much of the terrible details of things that took place at this time in history. I, as a parent, can give her the details I feel appropriate for her age. Great Book!

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    Ramazan Shareef 08-06-15
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    "The book that changed my lifeguard"

    I watched the movie before the book and I loved both .it was so sad and I cried in both I would recommend this book

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    Jennifer United States 07-13-15
    Jennifer United States 07-13-15 Member Since 2016

    Hi there! My name is Jen! One of my New Years Resolutions is to read more! I'll try to review all I can!

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    "Just a great book."

    The movie was amazing, the book was that times two hours. Still a hard book to read yet one of my favorites. Even enjoyed the last thirty minutes with the interview of the writer!

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    Krista Guarini 05-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing emotional book"

    One of the best books ever read with emotion and seeing how a horrible time it was like. Really amazing and emotional.

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    Tdk32love 04-22-15
    Tdk32love 04-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A Must Read"

    A classic- so important to discuss the themes in this story time after time after time. Recommend!!!!! Adults and adolescents.

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    Julie L. 04-22-15
    Julie L. 04-22-15
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    I read the book but I feel like audiable is suited best for this story great book and worth your point

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    PJG8R Florida 04-21-15
    PJG8R Florida 04-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    What did you love best about The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

    1) The narration- what an excellent reading of the book
    2) The story- the beautiful clash between the innocence of a child and the evil of the Holocaust


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bruno and Shmuel were both my "favorite" characters. The portray the basic innate needs we all have- the need for a close relationship/friendship, the need for partnership, the need to have someone believe in you and give you strength when you have none, and the need to mentor/help someone else in trouble. What an amazing portrayal of the relationship that develops between these boys


    Have you listened to any of Michael Maloney’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never listened to Michael Maloney- but I plan to search out all of his other narrations


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh, It made me cry, it made me think, it made me feel, it made me believe in the goodness of humans, and it made me fear the cruelty within.


    Any additional comments?

    This book and its narration ranks right up along The Book Thief and All The Light We Cannot See. Incredible.

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