All the Light We Cannot See (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Fiction

* SOON TO BE A NETFLIX LIMITED SERIES—from the producer and director of Stranger Things starring Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie, and newcomer Aria Mia Loberti*

*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* National Book Award Finalist* A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book* A New York Times Bestseller *

The beloved, “incandescent…luminous” (Oprah Daily) instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind, and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris, and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the Resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Zach Appelman
hr min
May 6
Simon & Schuster Audio

Customer Reviews

cwth ,

Great book!

The audiobook was a little out of order but the story is well-crafted and memorable.

In2MeUC ,

Masterpiece of Connection

There is a great deal that I like about this book and Doerr’s other novels, but two things particularly stand out: Doerr connects his characters through time, space, ideas, books, common passions and war. Their connection drives the story and it’s suspense. And in this novel and “Cuckoo”, it is the children who navigate the cyclone of moral dilemmas set upon them by the adult world. Also, much of the best imagery and insight is related from a child’s perspective which gives it an undeniable freshness and transcendence.

LibbyWPS ,


The chapters were not in order. Disappointed and made it hard to follow

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