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    • The Voices

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    In the scorching summer of 1976 - the hottest since records began - Christopher Norton, his wife Laura, and their young daughter Faye settle into their new home in north London. The faded glory of the Victorian house is the perfect place for Norton, a composer of film soundtracks, to build a recording studio of his own. But soon in the long, oppressively hot nights, Laura begins to hear something through the crackle of the baby monitor. First, a knocking sound. Then come the voices.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting premise, pay off was meh

    • By katie on 03-09-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Mortal Mischief

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Vienna, 1902: A beautiful medium has been found shot dead, and Dr Max Liebermann, a young disciple of Sigmund Freud, is called upon to help his friend Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt investigate her death. The room containing the body has been locked from the inside, and a cryptic note suggests a malevolent supernatural power is at work. Using the new science of psychoanalysis, Liebermann probes the minds of the suspects in an attempt to unravel this bewildering crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It left me hungry for pastry and Strauss.

    • By Jessica on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $33.98

    • Vienna Blood

    • A Max Liebermann Mystery
    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the grip of a Siberian winter in 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. Vicious mutilation, a penchant for arcane symbols, and a seemingly random choice of victim are his most distinctive peculiarities. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt summons a young disciple of Freud - his friend Dr. Max Liebermann - to assist him with the case. In the grip of a Siberian winter in 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great mystery in this atmospheric series!

    • By Avid Reader and Listener on 06-08-12

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Melancholy Countess

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Haunted by the sudden death of her grown son, Countess Zigana Nadazdy-Hauke is as unhappy as she is elegant. But is she miserable enough to drown herself in the bath? That’s the conventional wisdom in Vienna. But Rheinhardt and Liebermann have another idea after meeting the poor soul’s much younger widower: Oktav Hauke is handsome and dashing, but also callous to the point of pathology, admittedly abusive, in debt up to his ears, and a serial surviving spouse: He’s lost two other rich older wives....

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Death and the Maiden

    • A Max Leibermann Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Ida Rosenkranz is top diva at the Vienna Opera, but she’s gone silent for good after an apparent laudanum overdose. Learning of her professional rivalries and her scandalous affairs with older men, Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt and Dr. Max Liebermann suspect foul play instead. Their investigation leads them into dark and dangerous conflicts with Gustav Mahler, the opera’s imperious director, who is himself the target of a poison pen campaign, and Karl Lueger, Vienna’s mayor.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Vienna Twilight

    • A Max Liebermann Mystery
    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In the dynamic and dangerous Vienna of 1903, a brilliant psychoanalyst and a brave detective battle to catch criminals who commit the most clever and brutal crimes. Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt finds that young women are being slain in an unnerving - and ingenious - manner, with a small, almost undetectable, hat pin. For Dr. Max Liebermann, the killer is unique in the annals of psychopathology, one who murders in the midst of consensual love. Is the culprit a patient?

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Forbidden

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    1873: When the ambitious Doctor Paul Clément takes a job on the island of Saint Sébastien, he has dreams of finding cures for tropical diseases. After witnessing the ritualistic murder of a young boy who was allegedly already dead, he is warned never to speak of what he has seen. Back in fin de siècle Paris, Paul's attention turns to studying the nervous system and resuscitation through electricity. Paul is told of patients who apparently died and were brought back to life, claiming to have witnessed what they believed to be Heaven while they lay between life and death.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Fatal Lies

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Vienna, 1903. In St Florian's military school, a young cadet is found dead - his body lacerated with razor wounds. Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt calls on his friend Doctor Max Liebermann to help with the investigation. In the closed society of the school, power is everything. Suspicion falls on an elite group of cadets, with a penchant for sadism and dangerous games.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should have grabbed me more.

    • By LINZI on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $14.14

    • The Sleep Room

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    When promising young psychiatrist, James Richardson, is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime by the charismatic Dr. Hugh Maitland, he is thrilled. Setting off to take up his post at Wyldehope Hall in deepest Suffolk, Richardson doesn't look back. One of his tasks is to manage Maitland's most controversial project - a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months. If this radical and potentially dangerous procedure is successful, it could mean professional glory for both doctors.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth it

    • By Pamela on 12-28-13

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Fatal Lies

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    St. Florian’s military school: a young cadet is found dead - his body lacerated with razor wounds. Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt, baffled by details surrounding the case, turns to his friend - the psychiatrist and disciple of Freud - Doctor Max Liebermann, for help. In the closed society of the school, power is everything - and suspicion falls on an elite group of cadets, with a taste for sadism and dangerous games. A tangled web of uneasy relationships is uncovered, at the heart of which are St. Florian’s dark secrets, which Doctor Liebermann, using the new psychoanalytic tools, begins to probe.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Vienna Secrets

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    On opposite sides of the city of Vienna in 1903, two men are found beheaded on church grounds. Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt is baffled. Could the killer be mentally ill, someone the victims came into contact with? Some are even blaming the murders on the devil. But when psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann learns that both victims were vocal members of a shadowy anti-Semitic group, he turns his gaze to the city's close-knit Hasidic community.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Incurable Romantic

    • And Other Unsettling Revelations
    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Love is a great leveller. Everyone wants love, everyone falls in love, everyone loses love, and everyone knows something of love's madness. But the experience of obsessive love is no trivial matter. In the course of his career, psychologist Dr Frank Tallis has treated many unusual patients, whose stories have lessons for all of us.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Vienna Blood

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Winter in Vienna, 1902: a serial killer embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. In this second volume of the Liebermann Papers, Liebermann struggles with his own demons, Against a backdrop of mystery and terror.

    Regular price: $43.01

    • Death and the Maiden

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Vienna 1903. An operatic diva, Ida Rosenkrantz, is found dead in her luxurious villa. It appears that she has taken an overdose of morphine, but a broken rib suggests other and more sinister possibilities. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt seeks the assistance of his young friend, the psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann, and they begin their inquiries at Vienna's majestic opera house.

    Regular price: $23.64

    • Deadly Communion

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A beautiful death. A perfect murder. A sexual predator is at large on the streets of Imperial Vienna and Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt appeals to his friend, psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann, for assistance. Early signs indicate that the killer is no ordinary 'lust murderer' but an entirely new phenomenon, his particular deviance revealing the darker preoccupations of the age.

    Regular price: $26.32

    • Darkness Rising

    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When the decapitated body of a monk is found outside Vienna's most splendid baroque church, a young psychoanalyst, Dr Liebermann, must enter a world of secret lore and mysticism if he is to find the key to the mystery....

    Regular price: $18.68