The Seventh Gate by Richard Zimler audiobook

The Seventh Gate: A Novel

By Richard Zimler
Read by Gabrielle de Cuir , with Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing 9781590207130
25.62 Hours Unabridged
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By the author of the critically acclaimedinternational hits The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon and TheWarsaw Anagrams, this novel proves Richard Zimler’s mastery of the “rivetingliterary murder mystery” (Independent on Sunday). Berlin, 1932. Sophie isa smart and sexually precocious fourteen-year-old coming of age during Hitler’srise to power. Forced to lead a double life when her father and boyfriendbecome Nazi collaborators, she reserves her dreams of becoming an actress forher beloved elderly neighbor, Isaac Zarco, and his friends, most of whom areJews working against the government in a secret group called the Ring. When amember is sent to Dachau, she realizes there must be a Nazi traitor in thegroup—but who? Through successive mysteries, reversals, surprises, and arace against time, The Seventh Gatebuilds to a shattering end. In its chilling but sensuous evocation of the timeand place, Richard Zimler’s novel is at once a love story and a tragedy—and atale of ferocious heroism.

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By the author of the critically acclaimedinternational hits The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon and TheWarsaw Anagrams, this novel proves Richard Zimler’s mastery of the “rivetingliterary murder mystery” (Independent on Sunday).

Berlin, 1932. Sophie isa smart and sexually precocious fourteen-year-old coming of age during Hitler’srise to power. Forced to lead a double life when her father and boyfriendbecome Nazi collaborators, she reserves her dreams of becoming an actress forher beloved elderly neighbor, Isaac Zarco, and his friends, most of whom areJews working against the government in a secret group called the Ring. When amember is sent to Dachau, she realizes there must be a Nazi traitor in thegroup—but who?

Through successive mysteries, reversals, surprises, and arace against time, The Seventh Gatebuilds to a shattering end. In its chilling but sensuous evocation of the timeand place, Richard Zimler’s novel is at once a love story and a tragedy—and atale of ferocious heroism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping, heartbreaking, and beautiful thriller…Unforgettable, poetic, and original.” Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times bestselling author
“A moody, tightly constructed historical thriller that is both entertaining and instructive.” New York Times
“Explosive and prophetic.” Newsday
“Equal parts riveting, heartbreaking, inspiring, and intelligent.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Zimler surpasses himself with this coming-of-age epic set in Berlin at the start of the Nazi era…The whodunit is captivating enough, but the book’s power lies in its stark and unflinching portrayal of the impact of Hitler’s eugenic policies on the infirm and disabled.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Mixing profound reflections on Jewish mysticism with scenes of elemental yet always tender sensuality, Zimler captures the Nazi era in the most human of terms, devoid of sentimentality but throbbing with life lived passionately in the midst of horror.” Booklist (starred review)
“Adding a touch of Jewish mysticism to his historical thriller, Zimler excellently captures the gamut of tumultuous emotions in his intense and detailed portrait of a city destined for war, and his exceptionally drawn characters struggling to survive in a world gone mad make for an unforgettable story.” Library Journal (starred review)
The Seventh Gate is not only a superb thriller but an intelligent and moving novel about the heartbreaking human condition.” Alberto Manguel, author of The Library at Night
“Zimler…combines sexy coming-of-age adventures with coming-of-Hitler terrors in this powerfully understated saga…Adult fiction that counts on readers’ ability to draw meaning from cultural signposts such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Greta Garbo, and The Magic Mountain. But its plucky heroine gives it young adult appeal as well.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Richard Zimler

Author Bio: Richard Zimler

Richard Zimler is the award-winning author of several novels, including The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, winner of the Herodotus Award for Best First Historical Novel, and The Warsaw Anagrams, named the 2010 Book of the Year in Portugal by Ler. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists in twelve countries, including the United States, Great Britain, Portugal, Italy, and Australia. He writes reviews for the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle and lives in Porto, Portugal.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 25.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English