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Brutal ex-convicts or the Nazi elite - in Bernie Gunther's world it's hard to tell who are the real gangsters. Hard-boiled noir thriller for fans of Raymond Chandler and John le Carré.

Ex-Berlin cop and private detective Bernie Gunther has seen his share of bad guys. But when the worst guys of all are the ones running the show, it's much harder to stay out of their reach.

Hired by a wealthy industrialist to investigate the murder of his daughter and her husband in an apparent botched robbery, Bernie soon finds himself drawn into the complex - not to mention lethal - internal politics and corruption of the Nazi party. When Hermann Goering himself calls Bernie in with a task for him that throws his existing case into a whole new light, he must weigh up his hatred of the Nazis against his desire to stay alive.

©2016 Thynker Limited (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

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  • M. Stone
  • 11-22-21

Keeble is the perfect choice!

While I applauded Philip Kerr for writing in different genres, I did find his output a bit bumpy and inconsistent at times. Where he did achieve consistency was in the titles featuring Bernie Gunther. Unfortunately, in previous years, that same consistency wasn't true of the audiobooks. They have been narrated by Andrew Sachs, John Lee, Paul Hecht and Jeff Harding with varying degrees of success. However, one book in and already Keeble is Bernie Gunther for me. He has the cigarettes and alcohol gruffness, plus that necessary 'sometimes laconic, sometimes intense' tone to do these novels justice. He doesn't try and pull off a raft of German accents and that's a good thing because - even if Keeble had them in his repetoire - the average English ear wouldn't be able to differentiate between, say, Berlinner, Austrian and Bavarian accents. They'd all sound the same to us.

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  • MR SHAUN FENWICK
  • 11-21-21

The best war crime book I've read in a while.

The story is good and the narration brings it to life. The narrator substituted regional British accents for the German ones which is odd but works well.

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  • Ian C Dando
  • 12-19-21

Great stuff!

Enthralling storyline, first class narration. All in all a fabulous audiobook. I highly recommend. Looking forward to book two.

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  • Adrian T
  • 11-25-21

Awful, miss match of narrator

Nothing ruins a talking book faster than a disastrous casting decision. The problem is main Character is German and the narrator has uses a fake British accent not a German accent, with awful results. I am sorry but Jonathan Keeble is not Bernie Gunther, Jeff Harding is a much better casting. I have read the whole Series so very disappointing.

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