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All the Light We Cannot See Audiobook

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

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Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

©2014 Anthony Doerr (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    "Great Book/Great Listen"

    This is worth your time and money to listen. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone.

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    I listened on a recommendation from a family member. It was good. Glad I took the chance. I wasn't fond of the future/past segments. They didn't get confusing really just it felt like you knew what was going to happen. I often listen in a few days. This took longer. Maybe it was the holidays that didn't give me much time or the story wasn't too much of a page turner. Either way I was glad to have listened. Not all the books I listen to make the cut.

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    I was taught that run-on sentences are poor form. Had the author followed that thinking, the story would have been colorless and flat. The narration was magnificent! The voice, fluency of language and captivating timing of phrase was impeccably performed.

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    "enthralled...new vision on the WWII experiences"

    seeing the war from a young man without options on the German side to a blind girl in the French resistance was uncommon and a new perspective for me. characters are well developed, even the bit parts. great read.

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    "Well written, I just didn't like the depressing ending."

    Very well written just with a depressing last few chapters. I won't spoil anything but if you like happy endings then this book isn't for you. There is enough negative things in this world and our lives and I like stories to take my mind off of them not be a constant reminder.

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    "Everything about this book is perfect"
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    Excellent narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    You will fall in love, over and over, with the characters of this book; they are delightful and believable and their growth is an incredible part of the story. Furthermore, the book perfectly intertwines history and a fantastical situation, adding some mystery that is present in life, especially during war time.


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    I have not recently been so captivated by French and German characters as Marie-Laurie and Werner. This author understands the nature of war: the senseless cruelty, moments of great compassion and the utter banality in it's aftermath. Although presented as fiction, this novel contains frear truths regarding prople's behavior. I enjoyed this book greatly although at times I felt a sense of loss for Werner.

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    "Beautiful story!"

    Haunting and lyrical, with exquisite word pictures. I couldn't stop listening and hated for this story to end.

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    Bren 12-12-16
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    "Beautiful but extremely slow story"

    I feel torn. In some aspects I adored this story. But it was very difficult to get through on audible. The nature of the story is subtle and extremely detail oriented.... and as such I would find myself having to re-listen to entire chapters to stay on track. I kept waiting for it to pick up more. But it never really did. All that said- it was worth the listen.

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