Miranda Brand is visiting Germany for what is supposed to be a month's vacation. But from the moment that Brigadier Brindley relates the story about a fortune in lost diamonds - a story in which Miranda herself figures in an unusual way - the vacation atmosphere becomes transformed into something more ominous. And when murder strikes on the night train to Berlin, Miranda finds herself unwillingly involved in a complex chain of events that will soon throw her own life into peril. Set against a background of war-scarred Berlin in the early 1950s, Death in Berlin is a consummate mystery from one of the finest storytellers of our time.
©1955, 1983 M.M. Kaye (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Why oh why have American actors been employed to read M M Kaye's quintessentially English books. Yes they are all set overseas, but the heroines are all Brits or raised there yet for some reason the publisher has chosen to allow the bastardisation of their accents. It's a travesty of what they could have been and of what the original recordings were. I would have bought this whole set and the two great Indian sagas, but for most of them I can't even get through the sample without cringing. My advice - if you ever heard the old recordings by Virginia McKenna don't even try these - it's traumatising!
the story itself made it enjoyable. The reader was infinitely better than the reader of A Death In Kashmir.
The heroine of course
The reader was good,but I'm still looking for that cultured British accent
The dramatic ending in the old house
that is all
love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.
An interesting complex story ...very enjoyable. I had read most of MM Kaye books many years ago. But This is the first one I listened to. The narrator was very good. The writing style is one that depends on character development and plot rather than the modern novels use of graphic language and unnecessary sexual entanglements to advance a weak plot.
Well worth my credit.
No- the narration spoiled it for me.
I do not understand why it was felt necessary to have an American narrating when the characters were, in the main, British. Her pronounciation was poor and her attempts at a British accent ludicrous. I persevered until the end of the book but will not buy another audio book of M M Kaye's novels, I will just stick to the written word in future- which I know I will enjoy!
"Totally the wrong reader"
The right accented reader
Any English actor with the correct 1950's accent
Fury at a very good period book being ruined by an awful American accent
Read the book before choosing the narrator
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