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Author: Robert Harris Narrator: David Rintoul Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525589051

Publisher Description

From the internationally best-selling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a new spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich Conference of September 1938.

Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office--and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course. And once again, Robert Harris gives us actual events of historical importance--here are Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladier--at the heart of an electrifying, unputdownable novel.

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  • Thriller-meister Robert Harris won’t need this recommendation to top the bestseller charts, but he’s getting it anyway. . . . Perfect prose . . . the menacing air of jackbroot brutality lurking between the lines. . . . It’s hard to imagine how history could be told better.

    - Sport Sunday (London)
  • In Fatherland, Robert Harris’s debut thriller, an aged, ailing Hitler is kept firmly off the page. In Munich, he walks, he talks, he rants. . . . A vivid recreation . . . Harris brings the history alive. He cleverly inserts arresting facts and detail into his narrative.

    - The Times (London)
  • A tense and subtle narrative of the 1938 deal that sold out the Czechs.

    - Financial Times
  • “Engaging, informative, and quietly suspenseful.

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Another surefire best-seller. A tautly constructed, compellingly written story.

    - Booklist
  • Gripping . . . Harris is a marvelously compelling storyteller. . . . A historical novel, a novel of ideas, and a gripping thriller. . . . Harris writes with complete and compelling authority.

    - The Scotsman
  • An intelligent thriller…with exacting attention to historical detail. The novel’s power lies in the conflict between our hindsight and the characters’ all-too-believable hopes and fears.

    - The Times (UK), Best Historical Fiction of 2017
  • Once again, Harris has brought history to life with exceptional skill.

    - Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post
  • [Harris’s] writing remains lean and understated throughout Munich, even when the spy-craft starts. . . . The result is an entertaining mix of diplomacy and derring-do . . . history buffs should find it exhilarating.

    - Doug Childers, The Richmond-Times Dispatch
  • Harris has built a career upon painstakingly researched what-if stories centered on World War II, and with Munich, he weaves fiction into the fabric of history without even the tiniest hint of a seam. This is a fine addition to a fine writer’s oeuvre.

    - Bruce Tierney, Bookpage
  • Densely researched, tightly constructed and deftly written.

    - D.J. Taylor, The Wall Street Journal
  • Thumbs up. Harris fashions an absorbing tale.

    - Metro (London)
  • Another thrilling historical novel from Robert Harris. [He’s] on sure and familiar ground in Munich—he quickly settles into the mid-20th century setting that made Fatherland and Enigma so compelling, and the claustrophobic feel of the conference carriers on from last year’s exploration of Vatican politics, Conclave. . . Against the intriguing backdrop of political machinations and brinkmanship is a thriller plot bursting to get out.

    - The Guardian
  • [A] master storyteller . . . Harris is an undoubted wordsmith.

    - Express (London)
  • “An intelligent thriller…with exacting attention to historical detail.”

    - Times (London)
  • “A tense and subtle narrative of the 1938 deal that sold out the Czechs.”

    - Financial Times (London)
  • “With seemingly effortless changes in accent, vocal tone, and emotional content, Rintoul makes each character distinct, from secretaries to military personnel to heads of state…A tour de force recording.”

    - Booklist (starred audio review)
  • “Vocally dexterous narrator David Rintoul…portrays protagonist Hugh Legat, a personal aide of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, with the assuredness of tone and pacing of an accomplished actor. There are a plethora of fascinating characters for Rintoul to portray, and he depicts each one with individuality and personality.”

    - AudioFile
  • “[Harris’] writing remains lean and understated throughout Munich, even when the spy-craft starts…The result is an entertaining mix of diplomacy and derring-do…History buffs should find it exhilarating.”

    - Richmond-Times Dispatch


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A London Times Pick of Best Historical Fiction of the Year
  • A Booklist Editors’ Choice of 2018's Top Audiobooks

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Awesome. Thought provoking. Made me start to think differently about certain people who played a role against Hitler. Best read!! "

    - Marysia grzybowski, 1/19/2018

About the Author

Robert Harris is the author of twelve novels, many of which have reached the New York Times bestseller list. Several of his books have been adapted to film, including The Ghost Writer. He has been a television correspondent with the BBC and a newspaper columnist for the London Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. His novels have sold more than ten million copies and been translated into thirty languages.

About the Narrator

David Rintoul, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a stage and television actor from Scotland. A former student of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he has worked extensively with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also appeared regularly on BBC television, starring as Mr. Darcy in the 1980 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and as Doctor Finlay in the television series of the same name.