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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (313 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Isherwood Narrator: Paul Boehmer Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781615730759
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A satirical novel about the film industry. It centers around the production of the fictional melodrama Prater Violet. Set in 19th-century Vienna, it provides ironic counterpoint to tragic events as Hitler annexes the real Vienna of the 1930s. "The b Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 3/23/2013

    " There's something brilliant in a quick read that can cut out all the bullshit and nail the point so clearly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Spano | 2/20/2013

    " This is a perfect little book. One of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 12/14/2012

    " Before the The Player or The Stunt Man there was Prater Violet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 11/7/2012

    " Easy to read, enjoyable set-piece in an era of horror, where the narrator and his contemporaries appreciate or reject a refugee from Nazi-ism without ever understanding his anguish for his family left behind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy Power | 10/26/2012

    " I fell in love with Christopher Isherwood with this book. So funny and erudite and gentle. This and "Spider Boy" by Carl Van Vechten are two of my favorite literary satires of the motion-picture business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 6/16/2012

    " This would have been a three star book. It's short and though engaging Isherwood keeps his cards close in, never letting the emotions really rise, never letting the drama really build. The last few pages though completely sold it for me. He opened it up and turned it inside out. bravo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray | 6/2/2012

    " Short and interesting. There may well be depth here that I did not excavate (and because it is Isherwood and I would bet that that is the case). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/12/2012

    " comedic book based on Isherwood's time as a screenwriter for Ealing studios "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lysergius | 12/8/2011

    " Lightweight look at the movie industry in the 1930s. Entertaining but not particularly insightful. The character sketches are adequate - its the historical events, the context that give it any meaning at all. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood (1902–1986) lived in Berlin from 1928 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books including A Single Man, which was adapted into a film of the same name in 2009, and a series of short stories that inspired the musical Cabaret. In 2010 his autobiography, Christopher and His Kind, was adapted into a television film by the BBC.

About the Narrator

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Paul is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware.