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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Nov 18, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: audiblecom, audiobook
Read in November, 2007

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This was an excellent audiobook. The story was moving and engrossing, and the narration was superb.

Narrator: Allan Corduner
Publisher: Listening Library, 2006
Length: 13 hours and 56 min.

Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Children's Literature, 2007

Publisher's Summary

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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