The book thief by markus zusak penguin random house audio. The book thief preloaded audiobook charlotte mecklenburg. The book thief is an outstanding young adult novel set in germany during 19391943 and follows the life of liesel meminger, a young foster girl, as she endures a povertyridden existence. Aug 24, 2011 audible asks your favorite narrators to share about the best books theyve ever narrated. The book thief has been called a love letter to books, and i think that is a 100% accurate statement. Long before the producer chooses an audiobook narrator for a book, the author must choose his narratorthe voice of the character who will tell the story on the printed page. Markus zusak author, allan corduner narrator, listening library publisher get audible free. Jemisin, bell hooks, nalo hopkinson, nnedi okorafor, audre lorde, chinelo okparanta, angela davis, roxane gay, and. The book thief by markus zusak read by allan corduner.
Told from an interesting point of view, i found the book to be a well written beautiful story. To view the narrator, simply click on the personpeople voted link below the book to view the voters and the comments which hopefully include the narrator. Get the unbiased info you need to find the right school. New york times, may 14, 2006 the book thief is unsettling and unsentimental, yet ultimately poetic. Liesel has never known her father and is turned over to a foster family by her mother, along with her young. This past weekend, i found myself trudging far out of my way, in the rain, to pick up an audio book that i had reserved at the local library. The book thief is a story about the power of words to make worlds. How the narrator can either make or break a book due to the ongoing covid19 pandemic, our coverage will be reduced. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she cant resistbooks. What would the book have been like if it was narrated by a thirdperson narrator.
Smoking, drinking, and eating foods that cause phlegm buildup like dairy are all quick ways to sabotage. Brought to life by the deep, undulating tones of narrator allan corduner, the book thief is markus zusaks 2005 new york times bestseller about a young girl growing up in nazi. Choose from 472 different sets of literary terms book thief flashcards on quizlet. The novel was published in 2005 by the picador publishers. Shortlisted for the british book awards, newcomer of the year, 2008. Death comes across one particular survivor the book thief and he meets her three times. Famously narrated by death, the book thief isnt exactly a cheery read.
There are times when different narrators read the same book. The prologue of the book thief is an introduction to the narrator death and his unique line of work. Audiofile magazine spotlight on author markus zusak. This is a book where the very nature of the narrative voice it is written in makes the choice in narrator for the audio version supremely important. Written by markus zusak, audiobook narrated by allan corduner. Search results for the book thief sorted by relevance. The book thief the book thief audiobook, by markus zusak. To maintain a strong voice, audiobook narrators need to avoid picking up certain habits. I understand that books feed the soul but i think i needed something more than. It is written flawlessly and the narration adds a whole new feel to the story. The book thief arrived perhaps thirty seconds later. Now, youd think a funny author reading his own funny book would be funny, but omg no, he is dull as ditchwater. After all, with death telling the story, theres a sense of gravitas needed that not many can truly pull off. The awardwinning and muchloved robin miles is a hugely prolific audiobook performer.
Corduner is an excellent narrator and really made markus zusaks book come alive. My favourite audiobook narrators tend to be actors i have prunella scales reading several jane austen books, and shes perfect for them. The book thief audiobook by markus zusak 9780739337288 kobo. Young readers need such alternatives to ideological rigidity, and such explorations of how stories matter. Earphones awards search our favorite listens with these award winners. I saw the movie the book thief several years ago and loved it.
A few were good, some were adequate, and one female voice was spectacularly bad in doing ronnie, the milkman. The book thief is narrated by an extremely overworked being who identifies himself as death. Apr 12, 2015 so i used to do the audiobook thing while i worked out and cleaned and commuted but in the past couple years i kind of wasnt into them. The book thief salt lake county library services overdrive.
The book thief ebook by markus zusak 9780307433848. Although many people loved this book, i hated it with a passion. The best book i ever narrated scott brick on his favorite. Skeleton crew is another fabulous collection of 22 scifi stories that provide horror, fantasy, thrilling action and all that you need when hearing to the top stories and wellwritten novella like the mist by stephen king. Listen to thousands of best sellers and new releases on your iphone, ipad, or android. Nov 30, 2017 just as there is a book out there for every possible reader, so is there an audiobook for every possible length of time.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, awardwinning author markus zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. Its a story about a girl in 1939 nazi germany who steals books and is by turn beautiful, tearjerking, and enduring. Set in nazi germany, narrated by death, it is 9yearold liesel meminger. With a showmans expert timing, gruen saves a terrific revelation for the final pages, transforming a glimpse of americana. He lurks from place to place with the relatively menial duty of carrying away the souls of the recently deceased, bluntly just taking them out of the rotation. It was a combination of starting a new workout routine pilates rather than lots of time on the treadmillbike, preferring music to audiobooks on my commute to my nannying gig oh um also being unemployed and not having a commute except the one around my. Sep 01, 2014 the book thief by markus zusak is based in nazi germany during second world war, but its not a story just focused on war. The book thief audible audiobook unabridged amazon. The book thief by markus zusak, narrated by allan corduner. Listening library, an imprint of the random house audio publishing group. Allan corduner, is truly amazing as he brings life to death, the books narrator. Nominated as one of americas bestloved novels by pbss the great american read. In particular, shes made a career bringing to life incredible books by black women authors such as n. It was long, and i grew bored of it after the 3 chapter.
Water for elephants resembles stealth hits like the giants house, by elizabeth mccracken, or the lovely bones, by alice sebold, books that combine outrageously whimsical premises with crowdpleasing romanticism. From the toolbox, the boy took out, of all things, a teddy bear. Please list the narrator in the comments field when you enter your book. He goes about describing his work as doable, yet not pleasant or nice. Aug 19, 2019 audiobook for kids 95 about us is the best place to listen and download audiobooks for free fastest no login require, no annoying advertisements.
Which is why this audiobook may be perfect for a lonesome trip out across the country. The book was originally meant to be released in germany but. The book thief by markus zusak overdrive rakuten overdrive. Rowling, ready player one by ernest cline, the land. For the book thief, author markus zusak chose death. Thus, this inaugural paste list of the best audiobooks of 2017 is sorted. The best book i ever narrated scott brick on his favorite scifi. This powerful holocaust story is for mature, sophisticated teens and adults. I do wish she went with 2 narrators for the guy and the girl though because i got confused at times and the females voice playing as a guy the entire time wasnt as appealing but the storyline was so good i iverlooked it most of the time. However, there are some sad bits in the story that require a kleenex box within easy reach.
So i used to do the audiobook thing while i worked out and cleaned and commuted but in the past couple years i kind of wasnt into them. Apr 09, 2018 the book thief by markus zusak there is no shortage of historical fiction audiobooks, but this is definitely one of the best. I have listened to this countless times and it never gets old. The novel focuses on the joys and sorrows of liesel, her foster family, and the jewish man they hide from the nazis. Although the book is 550 pages long, i read it in just two days it was that good. The book thief, has to be right up there with the best books that i have ever read. The book thief is a historical novel that is written by markus zusak. It is a historicbased novel that was published in 2015. Fortunately, allan corduner hits it out of the park here. While its set during a historical time period, the book thief doesnt give us a dry, factbased history lesson. Its a large book but a quick read, and zusaks language is accessible and easy to follow. He reached in through the torn windshield and placed it on the pilots chest.
The book thief audiobook by markus zusak 9780739337288. Following the progression of producers and narrators, one can see maturation in the products the audio versions of the pratchett. We cant wait to get back to serving you all of the latest. Sep 01, 2005 having death as the narrator and having as a central protagonist a young girl in nazi germany make the book thief by markus zusak stand out from the crowd of books about europe during world war ii. The smiling bear sat huddled among the crowded wreckage of the man and the blood. It is full of color and offers an important perspective on wwii germany. Skeleton crew audiobook online free online streaming. When i decided it was time to read the book i was absolutely captivated. Brought to life by the rich tone of narrator allan corduners voice, the book thief is one audiobook that will stay lodged in your mind long after the final word has been spoken. Mar 15, 2010 the best audio book narrators it has been about a year now since i started listening to audio books in earnest. Learn literary terms book thief with free interactive flashcards. The book thief tells the story of liesel meminger, a young german girl coming of age in nazi germany.272 300 1267 1310 1319 731 466 1434 42 1272 428 1158 945 46 49 102 1579 579 441 190 963 1463 274 1326 162 1207 1041 481 69 149 1481 326 1405 302 756 90 1522 340 1387 1333 550 786 340 1070 1451 859 571 1404 652 1138 1339