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All the light we cannot see / Anthony Doerr.

Doerr, Anthony, 1973- (author.). Appelman, Zach, (narrator.).



Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781442375420
  • ISBN: 1442375426
  • ISBN: 1442371390
  • ISBN: 9781442371392
  • Physical Description: 13 audio discs (16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
  • Distributor: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producer/director, Carol Shapiro.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Zach Appelman.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2015.
Subject: Blind > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Youth > France > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Youth > Germany > Fiction.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
Saint-Malo (France) > Fiction.
Blind > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
People with disabilities > Fiction.
German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
World War (1939-1945)
France > Saint-Malo.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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