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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Audiobook

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Barbara Payne 05-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Must read!"

    it's hard to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book about such a heinous time in history so I'll just say it's a must read..

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    Shansay Boston, MA 05-11-17
    Shansay Boston, MA 05-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Important, ever relevant, and read well."

    So good, utterly pognant, with a message that is forever timely. The audible us well read with just the right amount of emotion.

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    Joseph Clem 05-03-17
    Joseph Clem 05-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Forever affected"

    As a parent of teen girls AND a mental health professional specializing in parenting and challenging children, not to mention just a historically aware person fascinated in the human struggle/cycles, this moved me to my core. So relevant to our age. Anne writes with enough clarity and insight to the teen condition to capture current teens and then allow a fruitful, historical parental conversation to help temper, quantify, objectify and properly place our current abundant lifestyle. I cried like a baby. So tragic, so perfect her desired contribution, is Anne's life!! Keep her alive. EXPERIENCE IT. SHARE IT!! wonderful reading! Loved the German accent on the one English attempt. Fully appropriate to voicing a teen inner voice. Magical!

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    NeoAtreides 05-02-17
    NeoAtreides 05-02-17
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    "Not for mature or critical readers."

    In all fairness, though I think it's disingenuous to call this "the definitive edition," the facts surrounding this work are well presented in the foreword. There are three primary versions of this text. A is the raw version, B is the version the Anne Frank herself edited, probably after settling on her own literary aspirations, and C is the version edited by her father after the war and read by thousands of schoolchildren into the 1990s. This version optimizes the narrative, using version B as a backbone, but including details and passages from the other versions. The end result is a bit more personal, but also suffers from the troubles of autobiography. There are inconsistencies: the cat that was was left with friends alternately appears and is missed by Anne throughout 1942 being only one. Perhaps for young readers, this is an improvement on version C, but for mature or scholarly readers, it is a pity that the critical edition, containing all three versions of the text, is not available on Audible in English.

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    Vik Florida 04-30-17
    Vik Florida 04-30-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Bravery, courage, and moving."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. This book made me want to visit the Anne Frank museum(s).


    What other book might you compare Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl to and why?

    Malala.


    Which character – as performed by Selma Blair – was your favorite?

    Anne.


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

    It was very interesting to get a first hand account of what actually happened. I wish she had held on a little longer to be reunited with her father.


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    Kindle Reader 04-12-17
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    "the narration is terrible"

    Selma Blair turned Anne Frank into a valley girl. It's inappropriate, not to mention slightly insulting to serious teenage girls.

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    M&JTreasures 04-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Timeless story, great narrator"

    Really liked the reader for this one. Her tone really brought out age and emotion of the writer.

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    Magnus Arendal, Norway Norway 03-23-17
    Magnus Arendal, Norway Norway 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "invaluable "

    The biographical diary of a young girl, whom we must confirm was indubidably beautiful. Thank life we have such humanity.

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    Ricky Giovanetto Tremont, Illinois United States 03-22-17
    Ricky Giovanetto Tremont, Illinois United States 03-22-17 Member Since 2014

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    "At 61 - my first read"

    My school did not read this in high school, and because it was a girl's diary I never saw the need. Until, a German exchange student named Lucca told me this is her favorite book. I read it for her (rather listened). I laughed, I marveled, I was angered, but not until Selma's closing did I cry. This, quite simply, is one of the greatest documents of that inhumane period of civilization.
    I have but one minor criticism - Selma's reading was incredible, but her voice suffered a bit as too mature for a 14 year old girl. A minor, and I do mean minor complaint.

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    Frequent_Amazon_User 02-24-17
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    "Poignant Read....beyond words"

    Cannot begin to express the emotions this audiobook invokes. What a remarkable Young lady Anne Frank was. She was wise, intelligent and independent far beyond her years. Sad to think what she could've achieved had she had the chance. Time very well spent listening to this book. Highly recommended.

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