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The Book Thief
 

The Book Thief (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

By Zusak, Markus
Read by Corduner, Allan

'It's just a small story, really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery ...' This work is narrated in the all-knowing matter-of-fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citizens of Molching: When ...nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents - 'Kommunists' - for ever, and at the burial of her little brother, she steals a gravedigger's instruction manual which she can't read. It is the beginning of her illustrious career. In the care of the Hubermans, Liesel befriends blond-haired Rudy Steiner, her neighbour obsessed with Jesse Owens, and the mayor's wife, who hides from despair in her library. Together Liesel and Rudy steal books - from Nazi book burning piles, from the mayor's library, from the rich people for whom her foster mother does the ironing. In time, they take in a Jewish boxer, Max, who reads with Liesel in the basement. By 1943, the Allied bombs are falling, and the sirens begin to wail. Liesel shares out her books in the air-raid shelters. But one day in the life of Himmel street, the wail of the sirens comes too late ...A life-changing tale of the cruel twists of fate and the coincidences on which all our lives hinge, this is also a joyous look at how books can nourish the soul. Its uplifting ending will make all readers weep.
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ISBN 9781846570902
Released NZ 4 Jan 2007
Publisher Cornerstone
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781846570902
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Random House Audiobooks
Released 4 Jan 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Zusak, Markus
Read by Corduner, Allan
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 11 pp
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 141mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 263g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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