The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

  • by John Boyne
  • Narrated by Michael Maloney
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What happens when innocence is confronted by monstrous evil?
Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.
Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.

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One of the best books I have ever read.

Would you listen to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas again? Why?

Yes. Loved the reader and characters.


What other book might you compare The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas to, and why?

Buddha in the attic and Farm and War Horse.


Which character – as performed by Michael Maloney – was your favourite?

Shmoul.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but I don't have the time.


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- anne levine

The most moving book I have ever read.

This is a truly stunning, heart breaking, moving and thought provoking story that I am so grateful to have had the experience of reading!
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- Mrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2016
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks