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The Other Side of Silence Audiobook

The Other Side of Silence: Bernie Gunther, Book 11

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Publisher's Summary

It is 1956 on the French Riviera. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working as concierge at the Grand Hotel, living under a false name. Then his past walks through the door in the shape of Harold Hennig, a former captain in the Nazi security service. Bernie never forgets a face, especially when it belongs to a mass murderer who, in 1945, was responsible for the deaths of thousands; among them a woman Bernie loved. Bernie has a score to settle with Hennig....

©2016 Thynker, Ltd (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Streets ahead of most other historical thrillers [...] the kind of detail that brings the past to life." (Sunday Times)

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    Clive Byerley 05-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Vintage Gunther!"

    This time set on the south of France Bernie tangles with former Nazis and current spies. Yes there's a woman and deceit, tension and violence but a superb performance and masterly plotting ensures freshness and a gripping episode in this ongoing Bernie Gunther saga. Highly recommended.

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  • S. Murdoch
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    4/2/16
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    "Truly 5 star"

    I have long followed Bernie Gunter and think Jeff Harding amongst the two best narrators...and this was back to form. For me a pleasure....intelligence, believable characters, snippets of history and enough twists. I listen to lots of crime books but these are a cut above everything. Up there with Peter Mays Scottish books ....but I prefer Bernie Gunters character-which I could get drink on schnapps with him one day.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    8/13/16
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    "OK but not great"

    Been a big fan of all Mr Kerr's Bernie Gunter series but this book lacked the suspense and the thriller aspect of many of his previous books and seemed to document rambling camp conversations with Somerset Maugham which to be frank were a little dull and not sure who this book would suit lost on me though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel
    east kilbride, United Kingdom
    8/12/16
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    "Philip Kerr, please give up this series"
    What disappointed you about The Other Side of Silence?

    The early books are great, but the last 2 have been disappointing. The post war story lines are contrived and not very good. I feel the series would be better served by recounting some pre wars tales.


    Has The Other Side of Silence put you off other books in this genre?

    No I love these kind of books. It is great Berlin Noir, but the last few have quite literary lost the plot.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Jeff Harding is a great reader and conjures up that 30's style detective noir of Raymond Chandler.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    6/2/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Once again great story from Philip Kerr. Fantastic twist at the end. Jeff Harding brings it all to life with his brilliant narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Che
    5/11/16
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    "Awesome"

    The very best Bernie Gunther novel to date with thought Provoking insights into the Cambridge spy ring and British Mi5 & MI 6.. With lovely unexpected twists, turns, and thank God Jeff Harding is back as he simply is Bernie Gunther.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M
    Morden, United Kingdom
    5/10/16
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    "Not up to previous standard"

    Good narration as with previous books but story lacks quality and formulaic I think Bernie is better off in normal Nazi environment in Germany

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/26/16
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    "Bernie is back to his best"

    Jeff Harding is one of the very best narrator's
    Bernie knows how to turn events always to his advantage - I cannot wait for his next adventure

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  • Austin McGarry
    Celbridge, Kildare, IE
    4/18/16
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    "Bernie stronger than ever."

    Fewer Nazis than usual but more than made up for with a whole cast of real life characters and events. I thoroughly enjoyed Gunther"s eleventh outing. Perhaps more than any previous Gunther novel, some knowledge of Bernie's past certainly adds to the enjoyment.

    Jeff Harding's reading was, as ever superb. Harding is Gunther !!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Attenborough, United Kingdom
    4/16/16
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    "Bernie Gunther meets MI5"
    Where does The Other Side of Silence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Another hit for Philip Kerr. More light is shed on Bernie's backstory, including how he came to be in a Russian POW camp, as well as continuing the narrative in the 'present' (which in this case is 1956.)


    What did you like best about this story?

    At last Bernie Gunther crosses swords with the English! As with the other novels the mix of historical fact (it helps if you have heard of the Cambridge Circle) and fiction makes this compulsive listening.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final show down with the English spymasters. To say any more would be a plot spoiller, but it is classic Bernie!


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

    Almost- too long for one sitting, but I completed it in a week!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next installment, as Bernie will be back next year!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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