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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Oliver Narrator: Jim Dale Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9780062111197
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Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.

That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable

Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book was like a ride in a sleeping car on a fabulous train, one with deep, plush upholstery, shining brass window latches, and secret compartments—one where the bed slides out soundlessly and the sheets are not too new but not too old, and where small, amazing cakes arrive regularly on lacquered trays while the night rushes by outside, the moon always visible. A gorgeous story—timeless and magical.”

    Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal–winning author of When You Reach Me

  • “Teachers and librarians are always searching for an ideal read-aloud…Liesl & Po, the first foray into middle-grade fiction by Lauren Oliver…is such a story: crowded with distinctive characters and a twisty-turny plot, and rife with words like ‘ineffable’ an well as expletives like ‘scrat,’ making it all the more fun to read aloud.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Classic fairy tale elements weave throughout this spirited, old-fashioned adventure…Exhilarating…Invigorating and hopeful, this novel testifies to the power of friendship and generosity to conquer greed and depression.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “[A] charming, insightful fantasy…This original fairy tale, told by a wise and humorous omniscient narrator and peopled with broadly drawn but instantly recognizable characters, avoids sentimentality to show the magic of accepting loss without letting go and finding joy in the lives left behind.”


  • “A wonderfully imaginative, startlingly moving, and at times wickedly funny fantasy…By alternating quietly lyrical, philosophical passages with laugh-out-loud broad comedy/farce, [Oliver] takes her readers on a fantastic voyage from loss to healing and joy…The author has made something truly original…An irresistible read: This book sings.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year selection

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindy | 11/8/2011

    " A cute and fun read. Great for middle-grade kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/1/2011

    " Lovely book about grief and greed and the magic of love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 11/1/2011

    " It was a cute story but there were moments of confusion and I think it could have been more polished. Great story for dealing with loss and death. I just wished it was written a little better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/23/2011

    " I LOVE Oliver's work, so when I heard she was doing a book for a younger age bracket, I picked it up for my nephews. I wanted to just check out the first paragraph, but found I couldn't put it down. Very enjoyable story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 10/10/2011

    " Loved it. Very cute and intriguing story! "

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About the Author
Author Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with Delirium, the first book in her New York Times bestselling trilogy, which continued with Pandemonium. Oliver is also the author of Liesl & Po, a book for middle-grade readers, which received three starred reviews and was described as “a gorgeous story—timeless and magical” by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Oliver lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Narrator

Jim Dale is the voice of all the characters in the Harry Potter audiobook series. As a narrator he has won two Grammy Awards, seven Grammy nominations, fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and ten Audie Awards. As a stage and screen actor, he has won a Tony Award, four Tony nominations, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. In 2004 he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.