The Book Thief
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The Book Thief

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HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE

1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.

SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH

It's a small story, about:
a girl
an accordionist
some fanatical Germans
a Jewish fist fighter
and quite a lot of thievery.

ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139 x 142 x 25mm | 257g
  • Random House Audiobooks
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1846573955
  • 9781846573958
  • 228,286

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"...a beautifully balanced piece of storytelling...Unsettling, thought-provoking, life affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told. It is an important piece of work, but also a wonderful page-turner."
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"Extraordinary, resonant and relevant, beautiful and angry." * Sunday Telegraph * "...a beautifully balanced piece of storytelling...Unsettling, thought-provoking, life affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told. It is an important piece of work, but also a wonderful page-turner." * Guardian * "A moving work which will make many eyes brim." * Independent on Sunday * "This is a weighty novel worthy of universal acclaim. A sense of dread prevades this beautifully written novel. As The Book Thief draws to a close, Death says: "There's a multitude of stories that i allow to distract me as I work." The story of the Book Thief, who tried to change the world in her own small way, proves one formidable and inspiring distraction." * The Daily Express * "Brilliant and hugely ambitious ... the kind of book that could be life-changing" * New York Times Book Review *
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About Markus Zusak

MARKUS ZUSAK is the bestselling author of six novels, including The Book Thief. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, to both popular and critical acclaim. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.
Find Markus on his blog www.zusakbooks.com
Facebook /markuszusak
Instagram @markuszusak


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1,353,191 ratings
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3 10% (141,697)
2 3% (37,117)
1 1% (18,780)
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