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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,519 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Kerr Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bernie Gunther Novels Release Date:
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Hailed by Salman Rushdie as a “brilliantly innovative thriller-writer,” Philip Kerr is the creator of taut, gripping, noir-tinged mysteries set in Nazi-era Berlin that are nothing short of spellbinding. The first book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, MARCH VIOLETS introduces listeners to Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who thought he’d seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin–until he turned freelance and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, MARCH VIOLETS is noir listening at its best and blackest.

“Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master”–Evening Standard

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beverly | 2/20/2014

    " I'm not a fan of the hard boiled detective novel, but this one was pretty good. It has all kinds of advantages: the Berlin setting during Hitler's reign (but before the war), a credible detective, and the noir tradition that went before it. This is much more coherent than anything by Chandler and much more interesting than Hammett. The tough-guy metaphors were a bit too fast and furious though. I got to like Berhard Gunther, and despite this being a bit of a slog, I'm likely to read the rest of the trilogy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/8/2014

    " I'd had this small tome that I'd picked up at a used book store a few years ago waiting on my shelf. Finally picked up Berlin Noir. I was in it for the Berlin aspect, but then discovered I'm not really fond of the detective noir style. Some turns of phrase were either directly translated from German (though it was not originally written in German) or deliberately strange. The sex and violence seemed formulaic. I did care enough to make it to the end of the first of the trilogy, but the next two will be donated away, unread. (July 16, 2004) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott | 1/28/2014

    " This is the first in the series, but the third one I read. It was good, very Chandlerish and Hammettish, but three in a row is enough for now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy Colvin | 1/23/2014

    " Very much noir.. Felt like a guy noir story on NPR too many similes. "

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