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    • Metropolis

    • A Bernie Gunther Novel, Book 14
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his 20s: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of trench warfare. And he's not stupid. So when he receives a promotion and a ticket out of Vice squad, he knows he's not really leaving behind the criminal gangs, the perverse sex clubs, and the laundry list of human corruption. It's 1928, and Berlin is a city on the edge of chaos, where nothing is truly verboten. But soon, a new wave of shockingly violent murders sweeps up society's most vulnerable: prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. 

    Regular price: $35.00

    • A German Requiem

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    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 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 693
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538

    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

    • March Violets

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 909

    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

    • 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 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    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

    • 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 503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 468

    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

    • Prague Fatale

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293

    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

    • 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 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 305

    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

    • Field Gray

    • A Bernie Gunther Novel
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    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

    • A Man Without Breath

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    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

    • 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 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    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

    • Prussian Blue

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    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

    • 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 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    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

    • False Nine

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • Metropolis

    • Bernie Gunther, Book 14
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Berlin, 1928, the dying days of the Weimar Republic shortly before Hitler and the Nazis came to power. It was a period of decadence and excess as Berliners - after the terrible slaughter of WWI and the hardships that followed - are enjoying their own version of Babylon. Bernie is a young detective working in Vice when he gets a summons from Bernard Weiss, Chief of Berlin's Criminal Police. He invites Bernie to join KIA - Criminal Inspection A - the supervisory body for all homicide investigation in Kripo.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • A Quiet Flame

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    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

    • Greeks Bearing Gifts

    • Bernie Gunther, Book 13
    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    1957, Munich. Bernie Gunther's latest move sees him working for an insurance company. Sent to Athens to investigate a claim from a fellow German for a ship that has sunk, Bernie takes an instant dislike to the claimant. When he discovers the ship in question once belonged to a Greek Jew deported to Auschwitz, he’s convinced the sinking was no accident. Then the claimant is found dead. Bernie is strong-armed into helping the Greek police with their investigation. Who is behind the murder, and why?

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Pale Criminal

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    During a sweltering heat wave in the summer of 1938, the German people anxiously await the outcome of the Munich conference, wondering whether the Fuhrer will plunge Europe into another war. Meanwhile, private investigator Bernie Gunther is hired by a rich widow to find out who has been blackmailing her, as well as by the Berlin criminal police to track down a serial killer. Temporarily promoted to the rank of Kommissar, Gunther sets out to solve the dual mysteries amid the tensions of pre-war.

    Regular price: $26.54

    • A German Requiem

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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 is in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer. Amid decaying imperial splendour, he traces sprials of depravity that lead him to a former head of the Gestapo.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • L.A. private eye lost in the wrong plot

    • By MissTa on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $23.16

    • March Violets

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance and he is sucked further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. The year is 1936 and Berlin is preparing for the Olympic Games. Some of Bernie's Jewish friends are beginning to realise that they should have left while they could, and Bernie himself has been hired by a wealthy industrialist to investigate two murders that reach high into the Nazi Party.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Missed the mark

    • By Margaret on 04-20-11

    Regular price: $26.30

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