A German Requiem by Philip Kerr audiobook

A German Requiem

By Philip Kerr
Read by John Lee

Random House Audio 9780670835164
10.71 Hours Unabridged
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A supremely disturbing thriller set in the ruins of the Third Reich by an internationally acclaimed master of historical suspense. 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. Amid decaying imperial splendor he traces concentric circles of depravity that lead him to a former head of the Gestapo. Gripping, frightening, and pungently atmospheric, A GERMAN REQUIEM demonstrates Philip Kerr’s power to take his listeners hostage. “Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master.” –Evening Standard (London) “Kerr has the talent to . . . take you places you have never been.”–The Washington Post Book World

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Summary

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A supremely disturbing thriller set in the ruins of the Third Reich by an internationally acclaimed master of historical suspense. 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. Amid decaying imperial splendor he traces concentric circles of depravity that lead him to a former head of the Gestapo. Gripping, frightening, and pungently atmospheric, A GERMAN REQUIEM demonstrates Philip Kerr’s power to take his listeners hostage. “Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master.” –Evening Standard (London) “Kerr has the talent to . . . take you places you have never been.”–The Washington Post Book World

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A richly satisfying mystery, one that evokes the noir sensibilities of Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald while breaking important new ground of its own. Los Angeles Times
Part of the allure of these novels is that Bernie is such an interesting creation, a Chandleresque knight errant caught in insane historical surroundings. Bernie walks down streets so mean that nobody can stay alive and remain truly clean. John Powers, Fresh Air (NPR)
The Bernie Gunther novels are first-class, as stylish as Chandler and as emotionally resonant as the best of Ross Macdonald. George Pelecanos
Kerr’s stylish noir writing makes every page a joy to read. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Kerr quantum leaps the limitations of genre fiction. Most thrillers insult your intelligence; his assault your ignorance. Esquire
Just as youth is wasted on the young, history is wasted on historians. It ought to be the exclusive property of novelists—but only if they are as clever and knowledgeable as Philip Kerr. Chicago Tribune
Philip Kerr is the only bona fide heir to Raymond Chandler. Salon.com
In terms of narrative, plot, pace and characterization, Kerr’s in a league with John le Carré. The Washington Post  
Every time we’re afraid we’ve seen the last of Bernie Gunther, Philip Kerr comes through with another unnerving adventure for his morally conflicted hero. Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review  
A brilliantly innovative thriller writer. Salman Rushdie

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Author Bio: Philip Kerr

Author Bio: Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr (1956–2018) was the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels, three of which—Field Gray, The Lady from Zagreb, and Prussian Blue—were finalists for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Kerr also won several Shamus Awards and the British Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Award for Historical Crime Fiction. In 2009, If the Dead Rise Not won the world’s most lucrative crime fiction award, the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing worth €125,000. The book also won the 2009 British Crime Writers’ Association’s Ellis Peters Historic Crime Award. In 2018, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Writing as P. B. Kerr, he was the author of the much-loved young-adult fantasy series Children of the Lamp.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English