Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DB193
Released: Jun 15, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307737854
Narrator/s: Susan Adams
Publisher: Listening Library
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This new edition of Dutch teen Anne Frank's classic diary contains about a third more material than the original, which remains one of the most moving documents in existence on the Holocaust. Extended journal entries provide a more complete picture of the stresses and arguments between the eight who hid for two years from the Nazis, including Anne and her family and friends, in an Amsterdam warehouse. Anne is revealed as being more sarcastic, rebellious, and vulnerable as she becomes furious with her mother, expresses jealousy toward her sister, makes nasty comments to the others in hiding, and thinks about her awakening sexuality.

Professional reviews

"After hearing a call for people to keep notes or diaries about their wartime experiences, Anne Frank, age 13, decided to heed the request. Her diary, kept over a two-year period, details WWII and the Nazis from a young person's perspective. Selma Blair is the perfect narrator--her manner and delivery make Anne a girl for all time. Her sunny voice has a modern sound as it expresses the horrific reality of Anne's life of hiding with her family in an attic in Amsterdam. Because Anne was totally honest, her diary is priceless to every teen who follows her. She shows kids that many of the pains of growing up are universal. The matter-of-fact presentation of the afterword is particularly heartbreaking. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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