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Prague Fatale | [Philip Kerr]

Prague Fatale

Philip Kerr’s thrilling mystery series starring private detective Bernie Gunther has been hailed as “one of the great historical crime series” by Bookmarks Magazine. Set in 1941, Prague Fatale follows Gunther as he investigates a murder at the country estate of his old boss, SD member Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich was throwing a dinner party for senior German officers when the victim was discovered - the body mysteriously locked in a room from the inside.
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Philip Kerr’s thrilling mystery series starring private detective Bernie Gunther has been hailed as “one of the great historical crime series” by Bookmarks Magazine. Set in 1941, Prague Fatale follows Gunther as he investigates a murder at the country estate of his old boss, SD member Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich was throwing a dinner party for senior German officers when the victim was discovered - the body mysteriously locked in a room from the inside.

©2011 Philip Kerr (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Michael AUSTIN, TX, United States 05-24-12
    Michael AUSTIN, TX, United States 05-24-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Another Great Bernie Gunther Mystery!"

    All the books I've read in The Bernie Gunther series have compelling storylines and envelope you in the world and era in which they take place, and this book is no exception. I finished it within two days and was wishing for more by the end.

    Unlike some of the recent books in the series, this one takes place entirely within the same period of time and setting, Berlin and Prague during WWII. Without giving too much away, it's another multifaceted mystery that begins in Berlin with Gunther working as an SD investigator after being recalled from the Russian Front. Eventually, he's called to Prague and with the blanket authority of Heidrich, ends up investigating a mass-murdering list of SD and SS officers, all of which are suspects in the murder of a fellow officer. There are some poignant moments and the irony of investigating each of these men for a single murder when they're responsible for so many other deaths already, is well-imprinted on the story.

    As narrator, Paul Hecht, is adequate, but after listening to the fantastic work of John Lee in the first books in this series, it's difficult to equate him with Bernie Gunther. He doesn't provide the same kind of intonation or accents to the story. While he doesn't really add to the depth of book, he's at least an adequate narrator that does not distract from the story or make the book difficult to listen to, (which compared to some narrators, is a valuable quality in and of itself).

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Frank 08-30-12
    Frank 08-30-12
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    "A different view of WWII"

    I've loved all the books in the Bernie Gunther series and this is no exception. Great plot, believable characters and events. A good look at a part of the war we never studied, and from a perspective few authors give. Start at the beginning and enjoy many hours of great noir detectiving along with a look inside the Third Reich from a German who had to live in a Nazi world.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "a disappointment"

    I have read or listened to all of Philip Kerrs books--his stand alone books as well as the Bernie Gunther series. Typically I try to avoid books in series since the authors of such series seem to become tired of their own character as time goes on.
    The Bernie Gunther character was initially so appealing that I stuck with this series and eagerly anticipated each new book. However the most recent books in this series, PRAGUE FATALE and FIELD GREY, were significant disappointments. It feels like Mr. Kerr is just churning out the series and no longer loves his character enough to continue to develop him in an interesting manner.
    Also, with regards to narration, Paul Hecht's narraration doesn't hold a candle to John Lee's narration of the earlier books. But of course not many narrators can compare to John Lee.

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    Fredrick L. 05-30-14
    Fredrick L. 05-30-14
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    "I find myself downloading all of Kerr's books"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Prague Fatale to be better than the print version?

    Philip Kerr knows how to tell a story, period. The fact that they are set in Germany during WW2 adds to their mystery. Having traveled the country quite a number of times, it is interesting to "revisit" many places. The narrator, too, does a very good job of pronouncing the German names, locations, etc, as they should be heard. I normally like to alternate between listening to a fiction, then a non-fiction book. Lately, though, I keep on listening to another Bernie Gunther novel. The whole series is very interesting and entertaining.


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    Carole Zolfo Springs, FL, United States 11-20-13
    Carole Zolfo Springs, FL, United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "one of his best!"

    I've read nearly all Bernie Gunther series and this one, so far, is my favorite. I read it out of chronological order which posed no problems. As usual, Philip Kerr does a fantastic job of weaving a "can't put it down" book with research which paints a history lesson without a yawn. Loved it! Don't miss this one.

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    ray Edmonton, AB, Canada 12-26-12
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    "One of our Top Literary & Storytelling Writers"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes ... a friend who has the patience to let a story unfold slowly, willing to await the character development and plot twists. And here's an insight into Germany under the Nazis.


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    Candace Russell 12-09-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Spies and Nazis and castles (oh my)"

    This book has it all, and, though I thought it would feel a bit creepy reading about the adventures of a police detective in 1941 Berlin (and it does), still, the plot is gripping and the story held my interest. The characters are all complicated; not pleasant, but definitely not boring. None is really likeable, but I've learned to like Bernie Gunther nonetheless. He tries to do the right thing, but has a lot for an alcohol-muddled brain to handle. This is only the second book I've had from this series, but I think I've become a fan.

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    "Awful Narration"

    What a shame these books aren't read by Jeff Harding anymore. Paul Hecht reads them so badly that my suspension of disbelief is sorely tested. Paul reads a sentence like he's falling down stairs with a machine gun totally destroying the sense of the narrative with hiccups because he hasn't read ahead.
    How could the "director" possibly have let this go?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John
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    "Prague Fatale"

    Kerr does it again. This is N0. 8 in the Bernie Gunther series.Gunther is a a detective, very much the Philip Marlow of the Weimar Republic and during the regime of Hitler. Paul Hecht hits the right notes on the narative. A welcom addition to the series, set in Berlin and Prague with a cast of historical charactors and a view of Germany in the 30's and 40's that feels real. This book - No. * is slightly different from the others - Kerr takes his already well-developed series protagonist Bernie Gunther and inserts him into a "classical" locked-room mystery setup, an almost Agatha Christie set up, but it works.





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