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The Book Thief (Unabridged)

by Markus Zusak

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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. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids - as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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Best Novel I've Ever Read

Other than the Bible, this is my favorite book. No other novel or poem has riveted me so well with character development, imagery, and creativity in structure. The story will wrench your heart out but also make you think. It raises many questions on morality, religion, complacency, and love. I promise you will enjoy it.


Markus Zusak crafts this masterpiece superbly, in my mind nothing defys this books standard, what makes me believe so is the elements that this book contains. Using colors as feelings emotions is incredibly zany in such a flawless manner. I love this whole book.

Simply Beautiful

Flawless, fabulous, unforgettable, and unique. This one will reverberate in your soul like a beautiful gift. Starting a little slow, maybe confusing,--but hang on for a guaranteed wonderful experience. This narrator is amazing, a character himself, the nuances of his voice perfect. Worth every penny...if i didn't have it in my library, I'd buy it again.

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Allan Corduner
  • Published: 2006
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: Listening Library
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