The Book Thief audiobook follows Liesel Meminger as she travels around Germany during World War II. The narrative gives a unique insight into the life of the war victims by personifying “Death” as a physical thing. Don’t miss it out on Free Audiobooks Online today!
The Book Thief audiobook is one of the most enduring stories of modern literature
Death, a masculine narrator voice who conducts the tale in a melancholy yet compassionate tone, is the narrator. The Book Thief audiobook follows Liesel Meminger as she reaches adulthood. Liesel arrives to the house of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa Huberman, after the death of her younger brother on a train to the fictitious Himmel Street in the town of Molching, Germany. She meets a kid called Rudy Steiner during a football game. Liesel begins to adjust into her new home, and she is exposed to the horrors of war and politics during her time there.
As Germany’s political situation worsens, her foster parents hide a man named Max Vandenburg. During this period, Hans, who has built a strong relationship with Liesel, teaches her to read. Liesel recognizes the importance of writing and sharing the written word, so she begins stealing books that the politicians want to burn, as well as composing her own tale and sharing the power of language with Max. By doing laundry for her foster mother, she develops a friendship with Ilsa Hermann, the mayor’s wife, who enables her to read books from her collection and then steal them.
Hans instills suspicion in his family that he is a sympathizer with Germany’s political foes during the war. Max leaves the Hubermanns’ house soon after, fearing that the suspicion may put him or his family in danger. Bombs detonate in Liesel’s neighborhood in Molching, killing her friends, family, and neighbors a few chapters later. The only survivor is Liesel, who was working on her novel in the basement at the time of the attack. Liesel dies as an old woman in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, with a family and many friends, many years later, or as Death puts it, “only yesterday,” yet she has never forgotten Hans, Rosa, Rudy, and her brother. Death offers Liesel the book she lost in the blast when he gathers her soul. Death responds, “Yes,” when she asks if he read it. She inquires if he comprehended it, but Death is unable to comprehend humanity’s dual nature.
The Book Thief audiobook is a book to treasure, a new classic.This type of writing is not for the faint of heart: it is pure art. Only a writer with Zusak’s talent could pull off this novel and get away with such an abundance of adjectives and adverbs, to write in such a manner as to revitalize the language and use words to create emotion and a vivid visual scene in a way you’d never seen before. This is a book about the power of language and words, therefore it’s only right that it’s written in this manner.
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