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The Thief Lord Audiobook

The Thief Lord

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the magical underworld of Venice, Italy, where hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelter runaways and children with incredible secrets...

Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteen-year-old boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. And soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.

©2000 Cornelia Funke; English Translation ©2001 Oliver Latsch; (P)2000 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award Winner, Children's Literature, 2003

" "It's a compelling tale, rich in ingenious twists, with a setting and cast that will linger in [listeners'] memories." (School Library Journal)
"Brilliantly narrated by Simon Jones, this enchanting tale of adventure, mischief, and magical outcomes is utterly charming." (AudioFile)<

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    Loved this book when I was in middle school and love reading it from time to time. great children's book as well. would recommend to any friend or parent

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    Suzy 06-03-16
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    fantastic story and fabulous narration.i really love funke's storytelling generally and rhis was no letdown. good story for young and old.

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    Fredtopia SEATTLE, WA, US 05-22-16
    Fredtopia SEATTLE, WA, US 05-22-16 Member Since 2001
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    "It was absolutely amazing !😍"

    I loved this book because it involved a lot of mystery. Cornelia was amazing! I also loved the amazing names like, for example, Massimoe and Scipio.

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    "An old favorite that still delivers"

    I've probably listened to this book 2-3 hundred times over the years. Cornelia Funke's storytelling paints beautiful pictures of Venice in my mind and Simon Jones' performance is wonderful; I could listen to him every day!

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    Savannah R Lamar 11-03-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Cornelia Funke hasn't disappointed me yet!"

    loved it! She has never failed to deliver a story with characters that are so easy to love, and so easy to hate!

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    Glen Boise, ID, United States 04-23-11
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    "Outstanding for a Family Trip & the Young at Heart"

    Children, teens, and adults were all engrosed in the story during our seven hour trip. We even sat in the living room to finish the book when we arrived home. The narration is perfect and the story draws you in from the beginning. This book has something for everyone.

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    "thief lord"

    very good story for my boys, 11 and 13; we have a beastly commute, the first thing they want to do when we climb into the car is to check in w/ the story!!!

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    "venice at it's best"

    Great scenes of the lovely city. Wonderful children portraits. The end twist is really unexpected.

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    "Excellent recording, excellent book!"

    My daughter and I loved this book so much we have heard it several times since it was published, and have given it as a gift to many others! Great, imaginative story, wonderful characters, wonderful narrator, all round great success! It inspired my daughter to do a project for school on Venice and to ask many times to visit!

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    Eric Thousand Oaks, CA, USA 04-30-06
    Eric Thousand Oaks, CA, USA 04-30-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Great writer great reader!"

    It may be a children's book; however, it has enough intrigue for any adult. A great listen with your children on a trip or to and from school!

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