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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (428 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christos Tsiolkas Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Isaac, a young Australian photographer, is travelling through Europe. His whole life he has longed for the sophistication and wealth of the Europe of his father's stories, the Europe at the centre of civilisation and culture.

But behind the facade of a unified and globalised contemporary society, he finds a history blasted wasteland, a place forever condemned by the ghosts of its unspeakable past.

Dead Europe is an unsettling ghost story about blood lust, blood libel, and blood revenge.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Asferdinand | 2/15/2014

    " Given that The Slap was...not enjoyable, but well-written with strong albeit unlikeable characters, I thought a horroresque book would work well with Tsiolkas' style of writing. But, no. Loathsome characters, homophobic and really? Nothing even happens. Or, at least, nothing had happened by the time I was halfway though the book and since I'm not planning on finishing I suppose I won't find out if anything ever does. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 2/13/2014

    " Two stories, different times, enjoyed history in Greece but did not warm to modern day main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Webb | 2/10/2014

    " Very well written gritty and graphic story, although the gay porn and filth gets a bit much at end and is achieving its aim at shocking the reader. Nevertheless I love this author and will move on to reading Loaded next "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma Evans | 2/8/2014

    " There were certain elements to this book which I enjoyed, mainly the historical backstory woven throughout. The rest though... Nihilistic, perverse for the sake of it, disjointed, and faaaaar too complicated for my little old brain to fathom out the subtextual meaning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corey Zerna | 2/7/2014

    " having first read the Slap (one of my top 3 books of all time) this does not measure up but mostly because of its dark and sinister story line and some of its too confronting scenes. still confirmation of what a talented writer he is "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah-jane | 1/23/2014

    " Not for the faint-hearted. Way too graphic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma Arthur | 1/18/2014

    " Difficult but extremely thought provoking "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 sOL | 1/9/2014

    " Christos is a highly skilled writer to be able to engage my sense of smell within his pages! I could smell the stench and atmosphere in the pages as I read. I was engaged by it but couldn't wait to finish it so that I could be released from its haunting atmosphere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 12/27/2013

    " Very dark, pretty sick and debauched but brilliant use of language and feeling of time and space. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/21/2013

    " Another dark story from this writer but very readable and the story really drew me in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michellina Van Loder | 12/5/2013

    " This book took me to a yukky place and I loved it. Another amazing author that I just can't get enough of... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 10/4/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this book at all - in fact it was quite difficult to read - but it was certainly thought provoking. It made me ask myself, "Are we defined by our thoughts or by our actions?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 5/28/2013

    " this book was split into 2 stories which were interlinked the dark travels of issac around europe and his family story in greece and how they ended up in australia.. overall a dark book highlighting lust , revenge and a journey "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ash | 4/20/2013

    " A little consistency wouldn't have killed it. I initially liked the juxtaposition, but then it went nuts. I'm not sure what the point was, and that annoyed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia | 9/2/2012

    " Dead Europe is about anti semitism, migration, history, and family. Although it's pessimistic there are glimmers of beauty. The chapters alternate between Isaac and the present time, and a fictional tale of Greece during WW2. Its a dark book, disturbing yet gripping. A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndon | 7/22/2012

    " Terrifying, creepy, dark, disturbing... kinda beautiful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nerissa Kamp | 7/7/2012

    " For me, this book was too dark. I didn't enjoy the nightmares I was having while reading it and was miserable for awhile every time I thought about it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maria | 4/24/2012

    " Couldn't stand it! Had to give up 2/3 in. I never do that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NRoe | 2/8/2012

    " Not as good as the Slap. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 carelessdestiny | 2/4/2012

    " Wow! This man can really write. The unique way in which the themes and plotlines are set out, the electric prose, the shifts between gritty reality and fantastical myth ... it's all quite dazzling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Rosso | 12/8/2011

    " His capture of demonic possession is evil and wild. "

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About the Author
Author Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of several novels, including Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head-On, The Jesus Man, and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award. He won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, long listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, and won the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal for The Slap, which was also announced as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association and Australian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year. Barracuda is his fifth novel. He is also a playwright, essayist, and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne.

About the Narrator

Humphrey Bower earned his BA in English literature from Oxford University. He has worked extensively in theater, television, and audiobook narration, for which he won the prestigious Audie® Award in 2002.