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March Violets

Lu par : Jeff Harding
Durée : 9 h et 11 min
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Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance and 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.

Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, March Violets is noir writing at its best and blackest.

©1989 Philip Kerr (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd

Critiques

"A brilliantly innovative thriller-writer." ( Salman Rushdie)
"Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master." ( Evening Standard)
"Taut, brutal, coarse, believable and gripping stuff." ( Sunday Telegraph)

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  • Margaret
  • 20/04/2011

Missed the mark

An interesting premise, and a book that ought to have appealed. But, why does the main character have an American voice? At first, I thought there would be some explanation -- the hero is some sort of Rick figure who got stranded in Germany in the war, or maybe he had an American parent from whom he learned English -- but no, the story makes clear he spent his life in Germany with German parents. Not sure which is more insulting: the idea that a good person wouldn't have a German accent, or that a presumably mostly American audience can't listen to an accent for the entire length of an audio book. Recommend one read the book, not listen to it. Let your inner voice provide the appropriate voices.

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  • David
  • 23/10/2008

one ain't enough - next, please!

Just finishing this first of three of the series of novels by Philip Kerr - can't wait to dig into the next installment.. notwithstanding that these are rather dark but funny (but only in that 1930's bleak prewar Germany kind of funny) novels.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03/09/2017

Good story, annoying narration

Awful pronunciation of German words. Annoying accents and silly voices. Almost made me stop listening.

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  • lunula
  • 11/09/2014

Harter Stoff

Normalerweise höre ich gerne englische Originalfassungen, hier hätte ich mal gerne eine deutsche Version gehabt: die deutschen Begriffe und Namen auf englisch ausgesprochen müssen "rückübersetzt" werden.
Sehr gut in der Tradition von Raymond Chandler gehalten, wer den Roman noir mag, wird Kerr mögen. Die historisch reale Brutalität der Nazizeit in so einem Krimi ist aber schon sehr starker Tobak. Der Autor greift erkennbar auch damaligen Jargon und das damalige Lebensgefühl auf. Auch wenn letzteres nicht immer gelingt: sehr packend, lohnt sich zu lesen.

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