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  • Night Train to Lisbon | Pascal Mercier

    Night Train to Lisbon

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Pascal Mercier
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Raimund Gregorius teaches classical languages at a Swiss lycée, and lives a life governed by routine. One day, a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman inspires him to question his life - and leads him to an extraordinary book that will open the possibility of changing it. Inspired by the words of Amadeu de Prado, a doctor whose intelligence and magnetism left a mark on everyone who met him and whose principles led him into a confrontation with Salazar’s dictatorship, Gregorius boards a train to Lisbon.

    John S. says: "Took me a LONG time to finish this one!"
  • Perlmann's Silence | Pascal Mercier

    Perlmann's Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Pascal Mercier
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In a quiet seaside town near Genoa, experts gather for a linguistics conference. One speaker, Philipp Perlmann, is recently widowed and, struggling to contend with his grief, is unable to write his keynote address. As the hour approaches, an increasingly desperate Perlmann decides to plagiarize the work of Leskov, a Russian colleague who cannot attend, and pass it off as his own.

    Bambi says: "It was incredible. A deep Cerebral joy ride."
  • Night Train to Lisbon | Pascal Mercier

    Night Train to Lisbon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Pascal Mercier
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Raimund Gregorious - Mundus, as his students affectionately call him - is a predictable character. A bookish Latin professor, well-respected but perhaps a little boring. One stormy morning, he encounters a beautiful, distraught Portuguese woman in a red leather coat... Later that day Raimund will realise: that moment changed everything. All of a sudden, nothing in his life feels right. His restlessness is further fuelled when he finds a book by a little-known Portuguese writer, Amadeo de Prado.

    Maryke says: "Excellent"
  • Nachtzug nach Lissabon | Pascal Mercier

    Nachtzug nach Lissabon

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Pascal Mercier
    • Narrated By Walter Kreye
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    Raimund Gregorius, alternder Lateinlehrer, entdeckt in einem Antiquariat das Buch des Portugiesen Amadeu de Prado, dessen Betrachtungen über menschliche Erfahrungen, über Einsamkeit, Endlichkeit und Tod, Freundschaft, Liebe und Loyalität ihn nicht mehr loslassen und am Abend setzt er sich in den Nachtzug nach Lissabon.

  • Nachtzug nach Lissabon | Pascal Mercier

    Nachtzug nach Lissabon

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Pascal Mercier
    • Narrated By Christian Berkel, Peter Fricke, Günter Lamprecht
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    Ein Mann lässt sein Leben hinter sich und setzt sich in den Zug nach Lissabon. Im Gepäck: das Buch des Portugiesen Amadeu de Prado, dessen Reflexionen den Lateinlehrer Raimund Gregorius nicht mehr loslassen...

  • Der Klavierstimmer | Pascal Mercier

    Der Klavierstimmer

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Pascal Mercier
    • Narrated By Boris Aljinović, Marlen Diekhoff, Ulrike Grote
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    Mord in der Berliner Staatsoper: der berühmte italienische Tenor Malfitano wird im dritten Akt von Puccinis Tosca erschossen. Der Täter: ein stadtbekannter Klavierstimmer und Meister seines Fachs, der schon in Karajans Diensten stand. Wie konnte es zu diesem unfassbaren Geschehen kommen? Die Kinder des "Mörders", die Zwillinge Patrice und Patricia, reisen überstürzt nach Berlin. Jahre zuvor waren sie vor ihrer inzestuösen Liebe an verschiedene Enden der Welt geflohen.

  • Perlmanns Schweigen | Pascal Mercier

    Perlmanns Schweigen

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Pascal Mercier
    • Narrated By Walter Kreye
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    Ein Hotel an der ligurischen Küste im Spätherbst. Philipp Perlmann, ein angesehener Sprachwissenschaftler, erwartet eine Gruppe...

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