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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,727 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Isherwood Narrator: Michael York Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Christopher Isherwood's dramatized memoirs are prophetic images of a country preparing itself to embrace Hitler and the Third Reich. The Berlin Stories includes two works published together: The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin. These modern classics reveal in poignant detail the tragedy of mid-20th-century Germany. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/16/2014

    " So far I've only read The Last of Mr. Norris, but I plan on reading the other story after the semester is over. The style of writing mixed with the historical backdrop make this a very enjoyable and fast read. I would recommend this to a friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robin | 2/9/2014

    " I read this after being moved by seeing the musical Cabaret, which is based on Goodbye to Berlin. It's a really interesting look at the decadence of Weimar Germany and its decline into Nazism. Isherwood is a dry writer, and even though the stories were based on his true experiences as an English teacher in Berlin, he takes the position almost of an outside observer instead of a participant in the surreal environment in which he finds himself. Read this if only for the strange characters that he meets along his way! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzanne | 1/31/2014

    " FUNNY, FUNNY eccentric and FUNNY stories about cabaret life in Berlin the 1920's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian | 1/10/2014

    " Not bad. Goodbye to Berlin was published in 1934, and all gay subtext is very low-level. I don't love Cabaret, but decided to read this after seeing, then reading, A Single Man. I like A Single Man better. It seems more introspective and better-written. It would be interesting to read one of his autobiographies (1938 or 1976) to get a more revealing account of his time in Berlin. If page 96 mentions a character named Peter, you have a misprint, and should look for an updated edition. "

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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.