Berlin Noir is a great trilogy, and John Lee is its perfect reader. A German Requiem is a good capper. the last sentence was written to fulfull the onerous requirement for a review to have 20 words; tgus sentence was written to explain that sentence.
But let's ask ourselves: how are we allowing it to happen here?
Solid story. Great plot twists. Like the others in the series, does a great job recalling the noir mysteries of the 30s and 40s in an interesting new environment. Darkly funny at times as well.
Interesting how this novel's unexpected jump forward in years serves to unravel the ghosts of the beasts he saw through their infancy. Kerr just gets better and more cunning in his story craft as his hero get all the more hell knocked out of him, only to come out wiser than ever.
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This novel takes gives you some insight into Nazi era Germany. It is a well written mystery and the narration is excellent. I am looking forward to the next installment. I highly recommend this series.
Mr. Kerr can really write a great story - time and time again. I have listened to several "Bernie Gunther" novels and each one is exceptional.
The story was outstanding and the author placed the listener into the Post-WW2 era of occupied Germany and Austria. The characters were also excellent and the author took full advantage of the mix of nationalities and occupational personalities. The tenor of the narrative was a little too harsh at times and this was enhanced by the cadences of the narrator. However, this is a part of the "gumshoe" persona, so most folks who enjoy this kind of detective story would not be put off by it. For me, the book was set well and the characters were vivid and entertaining, so it was well worth the purchase and the time.
Good historical references, especially to The Third Man which was filmed in Vienna I 1948.
Other than Bernie, with whom I can relate, the KGB colonel has a honesty about his job and his actions.