Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.92 hours)
Product Number: Z100011457
Released: May 25, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739368176
Narrator/s: Selma Blair
Publisher: Listening Library
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Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic-a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short. Praise for The Diary of a Young Girl "A truly remarkable book."-The New York Times "One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II."-The Philadelphia Inquirer "There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil."-Chicago Tribune "The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust...?emains astonishing and excruciating."-The New York Times Book Review "How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and naIve self-absorption of adolescence."-Newsday

Author(s): Anne Frank
Original Publish Date: May 25, 2010

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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