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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Audiobook

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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Publisher's Summary

The story of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about.

If you do start to listen, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy named Bruno. (Though this isn't a story for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later, you will arrive with Bruno at the fence.

Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope that you never have to encounter such a fence.

©2006 John Boyne; (P)2006 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"His combination of strong characterization and simple, honest narrative make this powerful and memorable tale a unique addition to Holocaust literature." (School Library Journal

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    Gohar Issaquah, WA 01-07-09
    Gohar Issaquah, WA 01-07-09 Member Since 2017

    I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Hyperion, Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Born a crime

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    "Great book"

    I loved this book. The narration & characters were just amazing. I loved the movie too but the movie didn't describe Bruno as the book did. The narrator did a great job when it came to Bruno and his ways. I do agree with the other reviewer that it can be a bit disturbing for kids. This is an amazing book for teens/adults.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon United States 07-07-09
    Shannon United States 07-07-09 Member Since 2009

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    "Good book"

    Yes this book could be very disturbing for a child under 13, but it is a must read or listen. I loved how the narrator read this book and how innocent he made Bruno seem. I listened to this with my 10 Y/O daughter and she couldn't believe how niave Bruno was. I explained to her that it was a different time before TV and Internet. We both loved this book even with the disturbing parts.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Lynnwood, WA, USA 05-13-09
    Jessica Lynnwood, WA, USA 05-13-09
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    "Much Better than the Movie"

    I was very impressed by "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". It is an interesting take on a horific event told with such innocence that I cried many times throughout the story. Thank you Audible.com for caring this book!

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Sher from Provo Utah 03-31-14
    Sher from Provo Utah 03-31-14 Member Since 2015

    Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.

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    "Everyone must read this book!"

    This is one of those books you can't stop listening to until you are finished. It is powerful and heartbreaking and scary. There is layer after layer of meaning in this story, enough to keep a good book club going for a year at least. It is one I will be thinking about for a long time to come. At first I thought it was going to be a children's book, but it was soon evident that it wasn't the case. Yet, I'm not sure it is an adult book either. I guess it is just a book, a very profound and powerful book. It deals with concentration camps during WWII through the eyes of a 9 year-old German boy who lived just outside the camp fence. It is a very interesting point of view and a real eye-opener! Luckily it is a relatively short book so you can finish it in one or two sittings. Otherwise your life will have to go on hold until you finish it. Can't stop thinking about it.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    msappington 06-25-17
    msappington 06-25-17
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    "Great read."

    The boy in the striped pajamas was a really good book. Great listen and great reading. Highly recommend it.

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    awkc63 06-12-17
    awkc63 06-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappting Ending"

    Compared to the ending of the film, the books is quite disappointing. It ends quietly with no rush, no chaos, no "maybe he's still alive." film's ending is far superior.

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    seanyrk 06-06-17
    seanyrk 06-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Story!"

    Very pleased with the story. A valuable lesson in relationships and history. Often we forget history and how it impacts our lives today

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    Colleen W. 05-19-17
    Colleen W. 05-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story with a terrific narrator"

    I loved this book and the narrator makes the story. I have been recommending this to everyone who will listen. Get this now. You won't regret it.

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    cathy 05-17-17
    cathy 05-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Glad I decided this book"

    It's a very good book and takes you back to a carefree perspective at a very unsafe time to be that way.

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    Jeremiah Davis Newberg, OR USA 09-03-16
    Jeremiah Davis Newberg, OR USA 09-03-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Great book"

    This was a great book with a great message. we listened to this as a family in the car. It lead to some serious discussions with our kids.

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