Written By: Markus Zusak

Narrated By: Allan Corduner

Date: September 2006

Duration: 13 hours 57 minutes


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


  • 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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Robert E.

    I loved the book. The narrator was great!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jeff H.

    An absolute MUST READ!

  • Anonymous

    Incredible book, incredible telling. Definitely a classic

  • Amanda C.

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

  • 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.

  • deanne callahan

    Heart breakingly beautiful. Loved every chapter.

  • Patti D.

    Loved loved loved this book! Patti d

  • 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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