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A German Requiem | [Philip Kerr]

A German Requiem

Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime. Now the war is over and Gunther's in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer.
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Publisher's Summary

Here's a supremely disturbing thriller set in the ruins of the Third Reich by an internationally acclaimed master of historical suspense.

Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime. Now the war is over and Gunther's in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer. Amid decaying imperial splendor, he traces concentric circles of depravity that lead him to a former head of the Gestapo.

Gripping, frightening, and pungently atmospheric, A German Requiem demonstrates Philip Kerr's power to take his listeners hostage.

©1991 Philip Kerr; (P)2008 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Kerr has the talent to....take you places you have never been." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master." ( London Evening Standard)

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    M. Eckel MA, USA 03-02-15
    M. Eckel MA, USA 03-02-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Another great Chandler pastiche, now with Soviets!"

    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.

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    Meeno 02-08-15
    Meeno 02-08-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Witness the New Germany, its Lazarus yawning corps"

    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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    Kitty Reno, NV 05-30-14
    Kitty Reno, NV 05-30-14 Member Since 2014

    I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.

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    "Definitely a griping series..."

    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.

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    Fredrick L. 03-03-14
    Fredrick L. 03-03-14
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    "Great writing, great story, very good reading"
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    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.

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    R. A. Jackson la florida 03-09-13
    R. A. Jackson la florida 03-09-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Narration is a bit rough."
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    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.

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    John M. Bushby Flanders, NJ, United States 02-04-13
    John M. Bushby Flanders, NJ, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Great period piece"
    Would you listen to A German Requiem again? Why?

    Good historical references, especially to The Third Man which was filmed in Vienna I 1948.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Other than Bernie, with whom I can relate, the KGB colonel has a honesty about his job and his actions.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Bernie Gunther


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

    Yes


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