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Download If the Dead Rise Not: A Bernie Gunther Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Kerr Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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The best-selling author of 20 novels, Philip Kerr has won a devoted following - and there are none more ardent than those who devour his Bernie Gunther series. In 1934, Bernie found himself in Berlin, where he was caught up in intrigue surrounding Hitler, America, and the upcoming Olympiad. Two decades later, Bernie surfaces in Havana. But an old associate has appeared there as well - and might spell trouble of a decidedly deadly nature.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aniruddh Sudharshan | 2/18/2014

    " taking chandler to europe and south america. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 2/14/2014

    " Another the Bernie Gunther series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 2/14/2014

    " Another in the Bernie Gunther series. This one takes place in pre-war Germany and post-war Cuba, and there's a murder that links the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dv8tion | 2/5/2014

    " Pity this book could have been so much better. I looked forward to yet another Gunther book and it started really well. Without giving much away, the first part of the book is good and is almost worth a separate book and left there which to give the second part a horrible death. The second part really just didn't need to be added. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Sankey | 2/3/2014

    " Back in 1934, shortly after being ejected from the KRIPO by incoming NAZIS, Bernie Gunther was hanging on in Berlin as a hotel detective at the Adlon. A beautiful American reporter got him involved in investigating the crooked construction of the Olympic stadium and the NAZI takeover of sports, as well as a cover-up to save her life. Now, it's 1954 and Bernie is attempting to live quietly in Havana when not only the dame and her daughter, but a ferocious American gangster and Cuban rebels surface with old secrets and new schemes. These are virtually perfect Noir pieces, from the smartass, weary first-person narration to the grey moral world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Filip | 1/26/2014

    " Very good historical thriller, with eye for detail and the kind of twist in the end that makes it all worth wile... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Weston | 1/11/2014

    " read on flight back from Johannesburg - Berlin Olympics and pre war Germany to Castro trial in Chile - good historical whodunnit "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 1/7/2014

    " Bernie Guenther gets thrown out of Argentina after having to leave Germany after the war. He ends up in Havana with some of the same troubles he had in trying to prevent the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Well written. A cynical detective like those of Furst and Graham Greene. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kt Sedat | 11/1/2013

    " Another great Bernie Gunther book. I'm starting to desire movies... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leo | 8/9/2013

    " I love the character of Gunther. This one seemed a little less than the other books. The ending of this one seemed especially lame and predictable. Still 4 stars for the quips and morally complex Gunther. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ak-75 Harris | 7/2/2013

    " Historical fiction meets detective noir with a truly great writer in command of a great series of novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade | 6/27/2013

    " Entertaining and well-written, with an excellent plot, and a few dark twists. I will definitely be reading more of Kerr's work! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/9/2013

    " Bernard Gunther #6, Cuba this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanne | 4/23/2012

    " Another great read by Philp Kerr. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/15/2012

    " Bernie Gunther in Berlin and then in Havana. Interesting, but easy to figure out. Fun, and good writing, perhaps too much that it detracts from the story this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verena Schmekel | 8/30/2011

    " Not the best, but 4 stars for Bernie anyway! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Gulley | 5/29/2011

    " Another fine book in the Bernie Gunther series. This one starts with an incident in 1934 before he became a private dick, and moved to his current 1954 situation in Cuba. A very good read, a nice twist and more background information about Bernie. I love this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 5/3/2011

    " Ok. Small print. Good lead in to next book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 4/8/2011

    " First book for book club. Disappointing. Read like a history book scattered with characters I had no sympathy for.

    Takes place in Nazi Germany following a retired police officer. Last 3rd of the book in Cuba just before Castro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanne | 1/29/2011

    " Another great read by Philp Kerr. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aniruddh | 1/19/2011

    " taking chandler to europe and south america. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/11/2011

    " I like this series. This character has gone from Nazi Berlin, to Peron’s Argentina, to Bautista’s Cuba. It reads like Raymond Chandler. A quote, “He had a face as flat as a door mat, though not as welcoming.” "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne | 12/13/2010

    " Love the characters and the dialogue
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 11/23/2010

    " This story begins in Berlin, 1934 and ends in Havana, 1954. Have I mentioned how much I enjoy Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels? I think you would too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanna | 11/23/2010

    " This was my favorite in the series so far. In two parts: Berlin, 1934, and Havana, 1952. A flash back and continuation of the series. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is a British writer and bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels, along with other fiction series, stand-alone novels, a fantasy series, and nonfiction works. In 1993, he was named in Granta’s list of Best Young British Novelists. In 2009, If the Dead Rise Not won the world’s most lucrative crime fiction award, the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing worth €125,000. The book also won the 2009 British Crime Writers’ Association’s Ellis Peters Historic Crime Award. Field Gray, the seventh in the series, was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel. And in 2015 The Lady from Zagreb made the New York Times bestsellers list.

About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audio books spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits.