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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,600 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Harris Narrator: Anton Lesser and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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The year is 1964, and it's a week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Nazi Germany won the Second World War, Churchill is living in exile in Canada, Joseph Kennedy is President of the United States, and King Edward and Queen Wallis are puppet monarchs of the United Kingdom. In this dimension, history took a very different turn in 1942 to the one we are familiar with.

Berlin detective Xavier March is called in to investigate the suspicious death of a retired German senior civil servant. His enquiries lead him to inadvertently uncover a terrifying secret that has so far been hidden from the world, a secret so shocking that it must never be revealed. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Uncle | 2/17/2014

    " My third foray into Robert Harris land. Fatherland is a rather far fetched history of what might have occurred had Hitler won World War II. The narrative concerning primarily a conspiracy within the SS is facinating, however the novel lacks the emotional engagement, say, of The Lives of Others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bookczuk | 2/15/2014

    " One of my favorite Star Treks is the one where McCoy gets inadvertently doped up with some drug and ends up back in the 1940's where he inadvertently changes history. This book is also a favorite- though not a tale where history is changed by someone going back and messing with the time-line. Instead, it is a tale of an alternative history- where Hitler still lives and the U.S. seeks detente with the Third Reich. The good guys come in the form of a burned out and disillusioned Berlin detective and a brash and spunky American reporter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair | 1/29/2014

    " Really good, but incredibly depressing and disturbing; I wouldn't re-read it. Harris makes his nightmarish alternative history perhaps too believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/23/2014

    " Very good book showing alternative history of Europe under the Nazi rule. Rpbert Harris presented a totalitarian system that can controlled and crushed a man in many ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mr. James Stevenson | 1/17/2014

    " I was hoping for an alternative history novel that would depict what Germany might have looked like had it won the war, but, unfortunately, the author focused on the bureaucratic intrigues and, most disappointingly, the whole novel ended up being about the Jewish Holocaust. A wasted opportunity. Still, it was very readable and the author skilfully weaves history and fiction, and he is insightful enough to recognise that history books are writen (self-servingly) by victors in war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Torben | 1/12/2014

    " Lange Zeit mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer AM | 1/7/2014

    " Read for 15.2 task for Fall 09 reading challenge "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Quinn | 1/1/2014

    " A chilling alternate history that poses the question: what if Hitler won? A German investigator named March tries to solve a murder, but what really rivets the attention is the world he takes for granted. This is a world where the German Reich has swallowed France, England, and Russia, President Kennedy is meeting with Hitler to declare a pact between nations, and a typical personals ad in the newspaper reads "Pure Aryan doctor desires male progeny through marriage with healthy, Aryan, virginal, young, unassuming, thrifty woman; broad-hipped, flat-heeled, and earringless essential." March makes a riveting hero, cool, remote, detached, not as fervent a Nazi as is healthy in Hitler's Berlin, and his stubborn investigation into a routine murder uncovers the appalling buried truth of what happened to all of Europe's Jews. This is a book to read in a growing daze of horror; you will flip the last page with a shudder of thanks that this world, if just barely, didn't happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 12/31/2013

    " A really well done murder-mystery set in an alt-history world where the Nazis won WW2 and ruled Europe. Harris gives the reader enough atmosphere to enjoy while not detracting from the main characters and their development. Solid effort and I look forward to reading more of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 12/23/2013

    " Book was terrific, HBO movie sucked "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Finch-Quadrio | 12/2/2013

    " Thriller set in what-if 1960's Nazi Germany was a good read but never reached the heights of suspense expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Cook | 11/7/2013

    " Robert Harris never disappoints - another excellent thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha Cornelius | 6/29/2013

    " A novel set in the week before Hitler's 64th birthday in a world where the German's won the second world war. It is fast paced and engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magnus Hilding | 6/3/2013

    " A gem. Very ambitious piece of work by Robert Harris "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasper | 5/28/2013

    " A good page turner, that would have been even better if he had left out the imagined historical context which just made me cringe to be honest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 4/2/2013

    " Really Admired Harris' writing style and will read others now. Concept very interesting. Right mix of action and mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chandra | 12/15/2012

    " Very scary but brilliantly constructed background with a protagonist who does not fit into his society and makes him all the more lovable for us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Tuck | 6/24/2012

    " The first Robert Harris I've read and really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abbas Ali | 5/21/2012

    " Over-rated, with a damp squib of an ending. The central conceit is impressive, but the book never quite touches the profundity it's reaching for. It made me think of The Man In The High Castle, which explores somewhat similar territory in a far more thought provoking way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jari Peteri | 5/19/2011

    " Reread this as it happens to be 20 years now since it was first publish. It is stunningly good thriller, packed with insight and very clever details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 5/7/2011

    " Thrilling and full of suspence. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daisy | 4/25/2011

    " This was fantastic, eerie and a bit creepy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 4/7/2011

    " A largely unremarkable mystery which was a real let down after a promising premise. Set in a post-WWII Germany which had won the war, the story concerns the investigation by a jaded, non-conformist, loner PI of an attempt to cover up the Holocaust. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 4/4/2011

    " fantastic concept, full of tension and intrigue and possibilty let down by a pointless and drawn out ending that did not satisfy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 3/7/2011

    " An average cold-war spy mystery with an interesting setting: an alternative history where Germany won WWII and no one knows about the Holocaust. I wish Harris has done more with this interesting world/history. A good audio book for the commute, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrick | 2/22/2011

    " When I see those racks of James Patterson novels at the airport I wonder why people spend so much time reading those when there are great novels like 'Fatherland' and 'The Yiddish Policemen’s Union' available. This alternate-history detective novel was both suspenseful and superb "

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About the Author
Author Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of ten best-selling novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost Writer, Conspirata, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, and Dictator. Several of his books have been adapted to film, including The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages.