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    • March Violets

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 858
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 862

    Hailed by Salman Rushdie as a "brilliantly innovative thriller-writer", Philip Kerr is the creator of taut, gripping, noir-tinged mysteries set in Nazi-era Berlin that are nothing short of spellbinding. The first book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, March Violets introduces listeners to Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the BEST

    • By Armen on 05-27-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A German Requiem

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408

    Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime. Now the war is over and Gunther's in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great german whodunnit, cont'd

    • By David on 01-13-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Pale Criminal

    • Berlin Noir
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512

    The Pale Criminal brings back Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, The Pale Criminal is noir writing at its blackest and best.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Esxcellent Historical Fiction; Gripping ...

    • By Old Hippy on 07-02-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Prussian Blue

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    From New York Times-best-selling author Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated return of Bernie Gunther, our compromised former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer. With his cover blown, he is waiting for the next move in the cat-and-mouse game that, even a decade after Germany's defeat, continues to shadow his life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • over-the-top narration became tedious

    • By Viv and Mike on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • A Man Without Breath

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    Berlin, March, 1943. A month has passed since the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, commanders on the ground know better. Morale is low, discipline at risk. Now word has reached Berlin of a Red massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk. If true, the message it would send to the troops is clear: Fight on or risk certain death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing narration

    • By Charles on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Other Side of Silence

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    The war is over. Bernie Gunther, our sardonic former Berlin homicide detective and unwilling SS officer, is now living on the French Riviera. It is 1956, and Bernie is the go-to guy at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, the man you turn to for touring tips or if you need a fourth for bridge. As it happens, a local writer needs just that - someone to fill the fourth seat in a regular game that is the usual evening diversion at the Villa Mauresque. Not just any writer. Perhaps the richest and most famous living writer in the world: W. Somerset Maugham.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sardonic Bernie goes to French riviera

    • By antonio on 11-26-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The One from the Other

    • A Bernie Gunther Novel
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    Munich, 1949: Amid the chaos of defeat, it's a place of dirty deals, rampant greed, fleeing war criminals, and all the backstabbing intrigue that prospers in the aftermath of war. It is also a place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work: cleaning up the Nazi past of well-to-do locals, abetting fugitives in their flight abroad, sorting out rival claims to stolen goods.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent plot

    • By Linda on 06-18-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Greeks Bearing Gifts

    • A Bernie Gunther Novel, Book 13
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    It is 1956, and Bernie Gunther has a new name (Christoph Ganz), a clean passport, a chip on his shoulder, and a menial low-paying job in Munich. And then an old friend arrives to repay a debt. He encourages Bernie to take a job as a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company. Which is why Bernie, as Christoph, finds himself in Athens investigating a claim by Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Series gets better and better

    • By Rena on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Quiet Flame

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    Philip Kerr’s intricate novels featuring former Berlin homicide detective Bernie Gunther have earned ahallowed place in the hearts of mystery fans. It’s 1950, and Bernie has arrived in Argentina seeking asylum after being falsely identified as a Nazi war criminal. There he investigates the murder of a wealthy banker’s daughter ina case reminiscent of one he worked in Germany 18 years before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • May be his best

    • By Greg on 08-09-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Field Gray

    • A Bernie Gunther Novel
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299

    Philip Kerr crafts a thrilling chapter from his critically acclaimed Bernie Gunther series. In Field Gray, Bernie finds himself imprisoned in 1954—and told he can either work for French intelligence or he can hang. Accepting his new job, Bernie begins interviewing POWs returning from Germany. And things get interesting when he meets a French war criminal and member of the French SS who has been posing as a German Wehrmacht officer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Way too much of a good thing... Bernie as Zelig

    • By DanBudda on 11-24-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Prague Fatale

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Bernie Gunther Mystery!

    • By Avid Books and TV on 05-24-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • January Window

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Everyone knows football is a matter of life and death. But this time, it's murder. Scott Manson is team coach for London City football club. He's also their all-round fixer - he gets the lads into training, and out of trouble, keeps the wags at bay and the press in his pocket. But now London City manager Joao Zarco is dead, killed at his team's beloved stadium at Silvertown Docks. Even Scott Manson can't smooth over murder... but can he catch the killer before he strikes again?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I don't follow soccer but I liked it a lot

    • By William on 11-15-15

    Regular price: $22.27

    • The Lady From Zagreb

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    A beautiful actress, a rising star of the giant German film company UFA, now controlled by the Propaganda Ministry. The very clever, very dangerous propaganda minister - a close confidant of Hitler, an ambitious schemer and flagrant libertine. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels at the propaganda minister's command.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AT LAST!

    • By Bluestramp on 04-11-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Shot

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Philip Kerr has won widespread critical acclaim for this imaginative reworking of the mythology surrounding the John F. Kennedy assassination. The Shot offers fresh twists and turns while capturing the colorful and turbulent America of 1960. Tom Jefferson is a hitman - and a good one. He’s just taken down a former Nazi from 150 yards away. His talent is noticed by the Mob, which is fresh off rigging the presidential election for Kennedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kerr is always solid in his supposition: It's all about the Story.

    • By Meeno on 11-23-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • If the Dead Rise Not

    • A Bernie Gunther Novel
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    The best-selling author of 20 novels, Philip Kerr has won a devoted following - and there are none more ardent than those who devour his Bernie Gunther series. In 1934, Bernie found himself in Berlin, where he was caught up in intrigue surrounding Hitler, America, and the upcoming Olympiad. Two decades later, Bernie surfaces in Havana. But an old associate has appeared there as well - and might spell trouble of a decidedly deadly nature.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the same w/o John Lee narrating, but ok story

    • By Avid Books and TV on 06-07-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Prague Fatale

    • A Bernie Gunther Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    September 1941: Bernie Gunther's old boss, Reinhard Heydrich, orders him to Prague to stay at his country house. When a body is found in a room locked from the inside, the spotlight falls on Bernie to solve the mystery. If he fails to do so, he knows what is at stake - the reputation of Heydrich, a man who does not like to lose face. So begins the most diplomatically sensitive case of Bernie Gunther's police career.

    Regular price: $18.53

    • Dark Matter

    • The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    Skillfully weaving history with mystery, Philip Kerr sets this thrilling story in the 1696 Tower of London, where Sir Isaac Newton, warden of the Royal Mint (a post he actually held), and his apprentice Christopher Ellis (also a real person) track down a counterfeiting ring and, as the body count increases, a murderer. "An illuminating, often crackling exploration into the mysteries of science, mathematics, religion, and human nature," raves Booklist in a starred review.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A cracking Yarn not a biography!

    • By Jim on 07-21-04
    • The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-03
    • 4 out of 5 stars 206 ratings

    Regular price: $26.60

    • False Nine

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Football manager Scott Manson needs a new job, but finding one in the star-studded world of international football isn't easy. A new position in Shanghai turns out to be part of an elaborate sting operation - and in Barcelona, he's not hired as a football manager but as a detective. Barca's star player is missing, and Scott has a month to track him down. As Scott follows the trail from Paris to Antigua, he encounters the rotten heart of the beautiful game....

    Regular price: $22.27

    • The One from the Other

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Ex-SS cop and Russian POW Bernie Gunther is making his way back to Munich in 1949 to resurrect his career as a PI. Munich's a place of dirty deals, rampant greed, fleeing war criminals, and all the backstabbing intrigue that prospers in the aftermath of war. It's also a place where a private eye can find a lot of not quite reputable work. A woman seeks him out. Her husband has disappeared. She's not looking to get him back - she just wants confirmation that he's dead.

    Regular price: $11.56

    • Hand of God

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Scott Manson and London City are in Athens battling for the UEFA Champion's League title. The situation in Athens is tense, and some of City's players are so unpopular in Greece they've been assigned bodyguards. Karaiskakis Stadium is packed to the rafters when tragedy strikes, Christoph Bundchen collapses and dies mid-match. Is it a heart attack? Or something more sinister?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A compelling listen... with an unsatisfactory end.

    • By K R D on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $22.27

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