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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.

    Shannon says: "Word Thief"
  • The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

    The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Dennis Olsen
    Overall
    (158)
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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 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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..."
  • The Book Thief: by Markus Zusak -- Analysis | BookBuddy

    The Book Thief: by Markus Zusak -- Analysis

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By BookBuddy
    • Narrated By Reid Kerr
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    Whether you are a WWII history buff or simply enjoy a good tear-jerker, this analysis of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief will enhance your listening. The unique narration by Death personified offers listeners a thought-provoking experience as they explore a fictional portrayal of WWII Germany. The 9-year-old protagonist, Liesel Merminger, faces evils and challenges that no child should have to encounter. Get an expert's analysis of the story to see how the main character finds the strength to survive through books and the power of words.

    John says: "High School Book Report"
  • 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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    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.

  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2022)
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    (1836)
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    (1844)

    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 Republic of Thieves: Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3 | Scott Lynch

    The Republic of Thieves: Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover, and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal-to destroy Locke forever.

    David says: "A transition and a preface"
  • 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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    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?

    K. Hallett says: "Quick, Light read"
  • The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin: The Good Thief's Guides, Book 5 | Chris Ewan

    The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin: The Good Thief's Guides, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Charlie Howard, part-time writer, part-time thief, has been engaged in a veritable spree of larceny and misappropriation since moving to Berlin. He’s supposed to be working on his next novel. But high rent and a love for thrill-seeking has been hard on his word count. But Charlie’s larcenous binge is interrupted by the call to duty - on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government. Four embassy employees are suspected of stealing a sensitive item.

    Janels says: "I adore Ewan's thief--but this had no ending!"
  • 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
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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....

    FanB14 says: "Expanded Characters in Raven Boys Book 2"
  • 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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    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
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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.

    Glen Phipps says: "A welcome re-recording."
  • 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 1 min)
    • 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.

    Teddy says: "Fun KIDS Book"
  • The Magic Thief | Sarah Prineas

    The Magic Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sarah Prineas
    • Narrated By Greg Steinbruner
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    In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own.

    leevanlog says: "Fantastic Book for Children Who Like Magical Stuff"
  • Honor Among Thieves: Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion, Book 2 | James S. A. Corey

    Honor Among Thieves: Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson, Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When the Empire threatens the galaxy’s new hope, will Han, Luke, and Leia become its last chance? When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo - something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough.

    But when Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she’s determined to stay behind enemy lines.

    Dave says: "This IS the Han Solo Book You've Been Looking For!"
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief: Mrs. Pollifax, Book 10 | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief: Mrs. Pollifax, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
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    A former CIA operative turned art dealer waits in Italy, wounded and in hiding, for the cavalry. According to his SOS, only Mrs. Pollifax will do....

    Anne Roberts says: "Mrs. P in Sicily"
  • The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam | Chris Ewan

    The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Charlie Howard travels the globe writing suspense novels for a living. To supplement his income - and keep his hand in - Charlie has a small side business: stealing for a very discreet clientele on commission. When a mysterious American offers Charlie 20,000 euros to steal two small monkey figurines to match the one he already has, Charlie is suspicious; the job seems too good to be true, and of course, it is. He soon finds the American beaten nearly to death, while the third figurine has disappeared.

    adrienne says: "A delightful surprise!"
  • 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
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (78)

    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"
  • Among Thieves: A Tale of the Kin, Book 1 | Douglas Hulick

    Among Thieves: A Tale of the Kin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Douglas Hulick
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Drothe has been a member of the Kin for years, rubbing elbows with thieves and murderers while smuggling relics on the side. But when an ancient book falls into his hands, Drothe finds himself in possession of a relic capable of bringing down emperors - a relic everyone in the underworld would kill to obtain.

    Chris says: "Interesting, different."
  • The Magic Thief: Found | Sarah Prineas

    The Magic Thief: Found

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Sarah Prineas
    • Narrated By Greg Steinbruner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sneaking out of prison isn't easy, unless you are a thief, or a wizard. Luckily, Conn is both! Trouble is, once he's out, where does he go? His home is a pile of rubble since he blew it up doing magic. His master, the wizard Nevery, is not happy with him. Worst of all, Conn's been exiled, and staying in the city will mean his death.

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