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    Description'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 ...' 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 fostermother 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 listeners weep.


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    Title
    The Book Thief
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Markus Zusak, Read by Allan Corduner
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 11
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846570902
    ISBN 10: 1846570905
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1090, HOER2010, HOER2064
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Libri: AUST1210
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Unabridged.
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Random House Audiobooks
    Publication date
    04 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including I Am the Messenger and the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.
    Review quote
    "Becomes compelling spoken in the rich tones of Allan Corduner ... has the haunting quality of poetry" The Times "The gentle narration increases the impact of these terrible events." Observer "Allan Corduner is perfectly voiced as the narrator" Daily Express "A major achievement" People "'Perched on the cusp between grown-up and young adult fiction... it deplores human misery and celebrates the power of language'" New York Times