Written By: Markus Zusak

Narrated By: Allan Corduner

Date: January 2007

Duration: 13 hours 57 minutes


'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 Himmel Street:

When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents, 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. She also befriends 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 richer people of Molching. In time, the family hide 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 the power of book to nourish the soul. Its uplifting ending will make all readers weep.


  • Jill V.

    Beautifully written and narrated. I found I didn't want to stop.

  • Olga S.

    I loved this book. The only problem – it's hard to make breaks and do anything else while listening to it.

  • Cheryl M K.

    I absolutely loved this book! The story was great and the narrator excellent.

  • Lourien L.

    Very difficult to put this book down. The narrator also has a great voice.

  • Nelia A.

    One of the very best audiobooks ever. I often re- winded to listen again and again. Narration at its best. I can highly recommend this book - absolutely LOVED it.

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