The Reader by Bernhard Schlink audiobook

The Reader

By Bernhard Schlink
Translated by Carol Janeway
Read by Campbell Scott

Random House Audio
4.27 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739375969

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Summary

Summary

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Haunting. . . . What Schlink does best, what makes this novel most memorable, are the small moments of highly charged eroticism. Francine Prose, Elle
Arresting, philosophically elegant, morally complex. . . . Mr. Schlink tells his story with marvelous directness and simplicity. The New York Times
Moving, suggestive and ultimately hopeful. . . . [The Reader] leaps national boundaries and speaks straight to the heart. The New York Times Book Review
A formally beautiful, disturbing and finally morally devastating novel. Los Angeles Times

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Author

Author Bio: Bernhard Schlink

Author Bio: Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink is the author of the internationally best-selling novel The Reader. He is a former judge and teaches public law and legal philosophy at Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English