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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (384 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Juli Zeh Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9780307736505
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A child is kidnapped but does not know it. One man dies, two physicists fight, and a senior constable falls in love. In the end, everything is different . . . yet exactly the same.” —Prologue 

A rising star who has garnered some of Europe’s most important literary prizes, Juli Zeh has established herself as the new master of the philosophical thriller. With In Free Fall, she now takes us on a fast-paced ride through deadly rivalry and love’s infinite configurations. 

Against the backdrop of Germany and Switzerland, two physicists begin a dangerous dance of distrust. Friends since their university days, when they were aspiring Nobel Prize candidates, they now interact in an atmosphere of tension, stoked by Oskar’s belief that Sebastian fell into mediocrity by having a family. When Sebastian’s son, Liam, is apparently kidnapped, their fragile friendship is further tested. Entrusted with uncovering the truth, Detective Superintendent Schilf discerns a web of blackmail, while at the same time the reality of his personal life falls into doubt. Unfolding in a series of razor-sharp scenes, In Free Fall is a riveting novel of ideas from a major new literary voice. With the recent success of works in translation, such as Stieg Larsson’sThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire, Zeh is poised to take off.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin | 2/2/2014

    " Diluted novel of ideas, or a novel of diluted ideas. Crome Yellow Light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/18/2014

    " I was one of the winners of this first-read giveaway. I am not a fan of mysteries, but I must say that this one grabbed me from the outset. Zeh is a very talented writer and a very educated one who has written on a difficult subject dealing with the tension between two phyicists who are friends but also adversaries in their beliefs. The physics concepts she presents were challenging to envision but the story and her characterizations were so well presented that it kept me reading to the end. Interesting concept. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/16/2014

    " This was an amazing mystery---exceptionally well-written and with a fascinating plot. German author and taking place in Germany, it deals with 2 physicists who have been friends since college. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Radha Gummuluri | 1/8/2014

    " One of the funniest books ever. Amazingly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tomáš | 1/1/2014

    " Masterpiece, full stop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 12/24/2013

    " A mystery, which I am usually not a fan of, but I really liked this one. It had a little too much discussion of Physics for my liking "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin Fautley | 12/18/2013

    " Brilliant. A crime both is, and isn't committed. Quantum physics as the basis of a whodunnit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 12/9/2013

    " The combination of science and murder drew me in from the beginning. Her use of language makes me wish my German was good enough to read the original! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 3/16/2013

    " I'm almost halfway through...this book is fantastic so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 3/2/2013

    " I didn't know what was going on about a third of the time and wish the epilogue would have been longer to help me sort things out. I found a lot of sweetness here (amidst some horrifying moments), and things to think about, including a concept involving the mountains that I'd never heard before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Brennan | 5/5/2012

    " I recieved this book through giveaways and was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed it. It is a very interesting book couldn't put down. I would defiently recomend all mystery fans to pick up In Free Fall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elster | 4/11/2012

    " I read the German version "Schilf". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/25/2011

    " Philosophical novel and thriller by German author. Two physicists who were at Uni together, differ over their view of the world. This leads to the grisly murder of a doctor from the local hospital. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruno | 10/28/2011

    " Graag gelezen. Iets wat marketinggewijs had kunnen omschreven worden als literaire thriller, maar gelukkig niet door die omschrijving werd bezwaard. Ik wil best nog wel iets van haar lezen; Speeldrift werd mij onlangs nog aangeraden. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha Pontoni | 8/18/2011

    " translated from German. Very interesting .... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Craig | 7/28/2011

    " Not impressed - the book is all over the place with added information such as color of flowers that are pointless. I am forcing my way through the book hoping it will get better. So far no luck "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elster | 5/8/2011

    " I read the German version "Schilf". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/8/2010

    " I didn't know what was going on about a third of the time and wish the epilogue would have been longer to help me sort things out. I found a lot of sweetness here (amidst some horrifying moments), and things to think about, including a concept involving the mountains that I'd never heard before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 11/30/2010

    " I'm almost halfway through...this book is fantastic so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 7/23/2010

    " translated from German. Very interesting .... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marty | 4/21/2010

    " Since this was a Goodreads win, I wanted to give it my all. However, I found I did not enjoy it and it was difficult to keep track as my attention was wondering.
    It is a bit over the top in writing and gets into many unnecessary details. I wanted to like it, but just could not. "

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About the Narrator

Mark Bramhall has won eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Audiobook Publishers Association’s prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been named by Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine among their “Best Voices of the Year” in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.