The Book Thief

Written by:
Markus Zusak
Narrated by:
Allan Corduner

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
906
Narrator
150
Release Date
September 2006
Duration
13 hours 57 minutes
Summary
DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.
 
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
 
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

When Death has a story to tell, you listen.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who 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. 

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
 
“The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times
 
“Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
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Anonymous

This is the most amazing book! It is written flawlessly and the narration adds a whole new feel to the story! I have listened to this countless times and it never gets old! A

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Jason J.

I loved this book. I am not a big fan of revisionist history but this is different. It is adding to our understanding of the “enemy” in those days. This book is adolescent at times, even elementary, but that abandonment of conventions is brilliant. A book should be delivered to the reader in a manner that opens there mind without requiring a PhD to catch up.

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Braylin M.

this is my favorite book I have the actual book itself!!

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Robert E.

I loved the book. The narrator was great!

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Lee K.

It's sad, it's haunting, but a story I will keep with me always. I could not stop until I finished. The narrating was flawless. I do think I would like to read this book in paper as well, but the narrating in the audio was perfection.

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Jonathan F.

Enjoyed every moment of this book. The author was able to take us into the time Era in delicious detail and childhood innocence.

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Ms E.

I love the narrator’s voice

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Anonymous

A great book with the right mix of humor and heartbreak. The narrator was perfect!

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Penny S.

This is the BEST BOOK I ever read/heard. I laughed and I cried. I couldn't put it down.

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Almerice B.

Outstanding narration! Alan brought the book to life. Everyone should read/listen to this book.

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Kristen R.

It was predictable, but still a good story.

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Jeff H.

An absolute MUST READ!

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Anonymous

Incredible book, incredible telling. Definitely a classic

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Amanda C.

I loved this book from start to finish. It gives a good look at WWII from German’s point of view.

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Geoffrey Henderson

Great narrator! I was worried because there were a couple of narrators to choose from so I chose at random, choose this one! His german accent is fantastic and the voices he uses for each character help me identify more with each character, usually I lose who is who pretty easily. The book is also fantastic, incredibly powerful story and well written. The characters feel real and the writing is unique, it pulls you in visually incredibly well.

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deanne callahan

Heart breakingly beautiful. Loved every chapter.

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Patti D.

Loved loved loved this book! Patti d

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Kaitlyn J.

This is hands down my favorite book ever. A side from Harry Potter this is the only book I have a read/ listened to several times over.

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Anonymous

Great book loved listening whenever I can.

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Sharon H.

Interesting book, I didn’t love it but didn’t dislike it. Certainly kept me interested

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Beverly G.

Offers a different perspective on the Germany of the Second World War through the eyes of a young German girl. Definitely worth your time.

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Maggie M.

Thoroughly enjoyed The Book Thief! Also enjoyed the narration very much. Told from an interesting point of view, I found the book to be a well written beautiful story. It is full of color and offers an important perspective on WWII Germany. Would recommend to teens and adults alike. Words have power and the words in this book may just plant a seed of kindness!

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Jillian R.

This book was spectacular! I loved every second. The narration is also amazing.

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Nadia G.

Anon

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Klean Jee T.

Emotions

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Anonymous

It's an good book but I feel like the narrator isn't very expressive and could get boring at times but is still a good book to listen to.

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Jean V

I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't this book. It took me a bit to get into ... then I did. Excellent writing! Excellent narration! Terrific story! I felt as if I were there as the story unfolded. A different view of Germany during WWII. Felt emotional at the end. Will "read" again.

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Patricia D

Just amazing, and so compelling!

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Victor H

Very intriguing. My children read it and they loved it!

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Christian R

The book was great. I enjoyed the narrator until he tried doing people's voices.

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Anonymous

I had read the book but in a hurry of course. And the audio actually helped me catch a lot of details that I had missed. I completely enjoy it.

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Abby Gillette

One of the best books I've ever read, and I couldn't have found it at a more appropriate time.

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Jenny Guo

Really liked this book.

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gwen foley

I actually downloaded this book for my son as to follow along with in his book. He loves it. I think this may be my next read.

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sharin price

I had to get nearly halfway through before it finally got my interest. It is worth reading, though. The narrator is absolutely perfect for the role with his accent and voices. I often forgot my own surroundings and found myself on Himmel St with Liesel and Rudy.

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Mike Lozupone

I love this book and highly recommend it. The choice of narrator was spot on!

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terri disler

Wonderful book with excellent narration. It was assigned for a class and now I understand why

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Lisa McQuade

Excellent narration - was transported to Germany by the narrator

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Chris Flodstrom Shea

Great story. Read for a book club, and very happy for it. Enjoyed the story and appreciated the narrator.

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Bin Li

Super good!!!!and my son love this book soooooo much!

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Stacy Audet

The narrator read this book with such life and enthusiasm and the book was much more entertaining

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Zora Stathatos

I enjoyed this book. I thought the narration was very nice.

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Debra Blair

A wonderful story. The narrator has the voice of a story teller. He spins his web and gently sucks you in to the story. You totally forget that you are listening to a book on tape...you feel his presence and, like a child, are transported to another world. Wonderful!!!

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Ingrid Campbell

Excellent book which the narrator masterfully brought to life.

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Theresa Carnes

An excellent book!! I've listened to many, many books and this narrator is superior by far!

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ajay thornton

It was ok ,but the narrator made me actually imagine it.

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Maria Landry

One of the most incredible books and narrators I have ever experienced. Must read.

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shill straesser

Incredible story teller and character development. I wanted to hear more about liesle and max after the end of the war.

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Jessica Mcgrew

Amazing book and narrator! I stayed up way to late many night listening because I could decide for a good place to stop.

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Manasi Kashyap

A sublime book read by a master narrator. What a terribly high bar they both set!

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Jessi Pacetti

The narrator was spectacular. This was one of my first audiobooks and I was spoiled by the talent of narration.

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Jesse Heinz

Quite possibly the best book I've ever had the privilege to listen to.

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Alecia Ethridge

This book is fantastic. It is probably my favorite book ever.

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Corinne Yarbrough

I love this book and I recommend to everyone I know. I really grew attached to the characters.

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Judy Kumm

Excellent book. I love how the author puts words together like a painting! I was doubtful at first when the story and style were introduced, but as the story progressed I was hooked.

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Jeff Metz

I really enjoyed reading this book. What an incredible story and perspective

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Harriette White

It was very slow. I think the narrator was part of the problem. His voice was boring. I just couldn't listen any more.

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