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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (181 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Tallis Narrator: Robert Fass Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Liebermann Papers Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781482983159
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Ida Rosenkranz is top diva at the Vienna Opera, but she’s gone silent for good after an apparent laudanum overdose. Learning of her professional rivalries and her scandalous affairs with older men, Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt and Dr. Max Liebermann suspect foul play instead. Their investigation leads them into dark and dangerous conflicts with Gustav Mahler, the opera’s imperious director, who is himself the target of a poison pen campaign, and Karl Lueger, Vienna’s powerful and anti-Semitic mayor. As the peril escalates, Rheinhardt grows further into his role as family man, while Liebermann finds himself at odds with his inamorata, Amelia, who’s loosening both her corset and her tongue in the new feminist movement. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Another bravura performance from a maestro.”

    Independent (London)

  • “A serious, well-informed and interesting novel.”

    Literary Review

  • “This is costume drama at its best.”

    Times Literary Supplement

  • “Maintains the high standard of the previous novels…A highly enjoyable read.”

    Eurocrime.com

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Marie | 2/15/2014

    " Actually, between 3 and 4 stars. I love this series, but this one was a little disappointing. Not sure why, maybe too much about music and not enough about the actual mystery. Nice evocation of turn of the century Vienna and the evils soon to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/12/2014

    " Tallis is totally hit or miss, and this one is a hit. Lots of great characters, glimpses into the musical and food scenes of Vienna, you can tell he did a lot of research, and the writing is less grinding than usual. Two things I wish he would have avoided: a) the sexual dumplings, and b) all the dithering Liebermann does over Amelia Lydgate. JUST KISS HER ALREADY OK AND LET'S GET ON WITH THE BOOK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 12/30/2013

    " This one is stronger on atmosphere and dark foreboding than on story, but it's nice to see Max and Amelia finally get together. Will they move to England before things get uglier? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/13/2013

    " Usual mystery evocative of early 20th century Vienna. I think fewer patries were eaten in this episode, which i kind of missed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenneth Fredette | 11/3/2013

    " Liebermann and Rheinhart are music lovers and it shows in many of the chapters. I liked it because Max also finally has Amelia Lydgate as his fiancee. A perplexing problem. They solve the murder in a round about way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 11/1/2013

    " I have all these books and each one gets better. So much history at the turn of the last century. A look at a completely different world. I'm sorry I hadn't known this before I visited Vienna. There was so much more to explore. I hope Max Lieberman keeps writing these for a very long time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 10/26/2013

    " I like historical mysteries but really? They meet and work with Mahler and Freud is the psychologist's mentor? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew M | 9/30/2013

    " Very good outline of the era - soryline itself only ok for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan McDuffie | 9/30/2013

    " I love the Max Liebermann mysteries and a bad cold last week gave me the perfect excuse to spend an afternoon reading this one--what a pleasure to be whisked away to Vienna for the day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilie22 | 7/10/2013

    " A pretty good murder mystery with opera and Nazis as a back drop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniele | 4/30/2013

    " I have always enjoyed this series, and this selection did not disappoint. Vienna and Opera with plenty of psychology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devilyn (Emily) | 3/10/2013

    " I love how freud had a cameo in this book... he gets in everywhere. I liked this book, i liked how it was written and the investigation is kept up with all the leads and intricasies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanna | 2/16/2013

    " Vienna, 1903, Karl Lueger is running for reelection, the Emperor isn't happy, Freud's thinking about Oedipus, Mahler is getting nasty letters from someone in the orchestra, a piano piece is found to encode the story of a murder, and a neurotic soprano is found dead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 11/19/2012

    " What a charmer this is! My only complaint is that all the (real) musical references slow me down by virtually forcing me to either put on a CD, do my worst at the piano, or, at a minimum, hum a Schubert Lied while reading. I need to go back and pick up numbers 2--5 in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey Bateman | 10/17/2012

    " Such fun! This series fulfilled my nostalgia for Vienna, and provided an engaging mystery along the way. (For me, I'd the joy of this series isn't so much the mystery, as it is its historical texture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Kennedy | 10/3/2012

    " another good excursion thru 1903 Vienna. not enough pastries. "

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About the Author
Author Frank Tallis

F. R . Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. He has received or been nominated for numerous awards, including the New London Writers’ Award, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Elle Prix de Letrice, the CWA Historical Dagger Award, and two Edgar Awards.

About the Narrator

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and seven-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, winning in 2011 and 2013. He is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects and has earned multiple Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2011. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, as well as to nonfiction works in history, memoir, health, journalism, and business.