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  • The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

    The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
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    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Robert says: "Glad I took a chance."
  • The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

    The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Dennis Olsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is 1939, Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings.

    HDJ says: "Ignore the teen classification!"
  • The Gate Thief: Mithermages, Book 2 | Orson Scott Card

    The Gate Thief: Mithermages, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Rankin
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    Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of 13 centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can’t control him - and they can’t control him; he is far too powerful. On Westil, Wad is now nearly powerless - he lost everything to Danny in their struggle. Even if he can survive the revenge of his enemies, he must still somehow make peace with the Gatemage Daniel North, for when Danny took that power from Loki, he also took responsibility for the Great Gates.

    Benjamin says: "Flashes of Great, Ok, and Bad. Overall: Meh."
  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1 | Rick Riordan

    The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
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    Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

    Theodore says: "Fun KIDS Book"
  • The Magic Thief: Home: Magic Thief, Book 4 | Sarah Prineas

    The Magic Thief: Home: Magic Thief, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sarah Prineas
    • Narrated By Greg Steinbruner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    To solve the mystery of the disappearing stones, Conn goes back to his beginnings - gutterboy, chimney sweep, mudlark, and, yes, thief. It's the only way he can clear his name and find the culprit. But turning back is not easy, and old enemies don't disappear. Can Conn pull himself out of the gutter one more time?

    Robert Berg says: "Terrific story, bought the whole series"
  • The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

    The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (18)
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    (13)
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    When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at the burial of her little brother, she steals a gravedigger's instruction manual, which she can't read. It is the beginning of her illustrious career.

  • Thieves of Book Row: New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It | Travis McDade

    Thieves of Book Row: New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Travis McDade
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
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    No one had ever tried a caper like this before. The goods were kept in a secure room under constant scrutiny, deep inside a crowded building with guards at the exits. The team picked for the job included two old hands known only as Paul and Swede, but all depended on a fresh face, a kid from North Carolina. In the Depression, some fellows were willing to try anything - even a heist in the rare book room of the New York Public Library. In Thieves of Book Row, Travis McDade tells the gripping tale of the worst book-theft ring in American history, and the intrepid detective who brought it down.

  • Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26 | Terry Pratchett

    Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
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    Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

    Christy says: "Light and fun"
  • Magic of Thieves: Legends of Dimmingwood, Book 1 | C. Greenwood

    Magic of Thieves: Legends of Dimmingwood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By C. Greenwood
    • Narrated By Ashley Arnold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (66)
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    In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the magickless, young Ilan has only one hope for survival. Concealment. In the shadow of Dimmingwood, she finds temporary protection among a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon the Red Hand. Will lan's magic and the power of her enchanted bow be enough to save her?

    Debbie Petersen says: "An enchanting story"
  • The 39 Clues, Book 3: The Sword Thief | Peter Lerangis

    The 39 Clues, Book 3: The Sword Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Peter Lerangis
    • Narrated By David Pittu
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    When the hunt for the 39 clues leads 14-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, to Japan, their only chance to find the third Clue seems to lie with their unreliable uncle, Alistair Oh. Will they be foolish enough to make an alliance? With a Clue on the line, Amy and Dan might not have a choice. But in the Cahill family, trusting your relatives can get you killed.

    Mallory says: "Disappointed..."
  • A Book of Spirits and Thieves | Morgan Rhodes

    A Book of Spirits and Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Morgan Rhodes
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
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    (12)
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    Modern-day Toronto: A heavy, leather-bound book written in an unrecognizable language is delivered to the Speckled Muse, the antique bookshop owned by Crystal and Becca Hatcher's mother. When Becca opens it, she's sent into a coma, leaving Crys behind to uncover a series of terrifying secrets.

    Juanita M. Martinez says: "A new way of looking at magic and dimensions."
  • The Thief: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 5 | Clive Cussler,Justin Scott

    The Thief: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Overall
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    On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again - and this time, one of the scientists dies.

    A User says: "The Review: An Issac Bell Piece"
  • Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26 | Terry Pratchett

    Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (929)
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    (656)
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    Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.

    Joe says: "#1 out of 15"
  • Thieves' Quarry: Thieftaker Chronicles, Book 2 | D. B. Jackson

    Thieves' Quarry: Thieftaker Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By D. B. Jackson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Ethan Kaille isn't the likeliest hero. A former sailor with a troubled past, Ethan is a thieftaker, using conjuring skills to hunt down those who steal from the good citizens of Boston. And while chasing down miscreants in 1768 makes his life a perilous one, the simmering political tensions between loyalists like himself and rabble-rousing revolutionaries like Samuel Adams and others of his ilk are perhaps even more dangerous to his health.

    B. Newsom says: "Returning to the streets of Olde Towne"
  • Brook Street: Thief | Ava March

    Brook Street: Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ava March
    • Narrated By Charlie Belmont
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hall in Cheapside is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart. Cavin Fox has done it many times - select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets. With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult.

    LadyT says: "Better than expected."
  • Mark of the Thief, Book 1 | Jennifer A. Nielsen

    Mark of the Thief, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jennifer A. Nielsen
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
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    When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods - magic some Romans would kill for.

    Julie says: "Great middle grade novel for boys and girls alike"
  • Good Thief's Guide to Paris, The: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 2 | Chris Ewan

    Good Thief's Guide to Paris, The: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Charlie Howard - mystery writer and professional thief - is flush with the success of his Paris book reading when he agrees to show a novice the basics of his other trade by breaking into the man's own apartment. Trouble ensues when it turns out the apartment belongs to someone else. The next day, Charlie's fence hires him to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting - from the same address. Mere coincidence?

    Jennifer says: "Art theft and murder in Paris, what else?"
  • Midnight Thief: Midnight Thief, Book 1 | Livia Blackburne

    Midnight Thief: Midnight Thief, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Livia Blackburne
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
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    Growing up on Forge's streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that's not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she's not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he is persistent - and darkly attractive - and Kyra can't quite resist his pull.

    Sarah says: "Good book, not great"
  • The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession | Allison Hoover Bartlett

    The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Allison Hoover Bartlett
    • Narrated By Judith Brackley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (77)
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    John Charles Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book thief who has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Ken Sanders is the self-appointed "bibliodick" (book dealer with a penchant for detective work) driven to catch him. Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett befriended both eccentric characters and found herself caught in the middle of efforts to recover hidden treasure.

    Joshua Kim says: "Loved It"
  • The Dream Thieves: Raven Cycle Series, Book 2 | Maggie Stiefvater

    The Dream Thieves: Raven Cycle Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (628)
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    (581)
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    Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after....

    Melissa says: "I took Chainsaw out of my dreams ..."
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