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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (165 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Glavinic Narrator: Charles Bice Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781469242101
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On Good Friday a heinous double murder takes place in the woods, sending shockwaves through the quiet province of Styria, Austria. The murderer records the sickening crime on videotape, and a media frenzy ensues when a local news outlet obtains a copy. Producers and reporters go into overdrive building viewer excitement (and outrage) at the scheduled airing of the tape, while the coverage and the search for the killer transfix the rural populace.

Two couples celebrating the Easter holiday find their idyll interrupted by the breaking news. Against the backdrop of sensational twenty-four-hour news coverage, the four friends spend the weekend playing cards, chatting, cooking, eating, and drinking numerous bottles of red wine. The weekend, however, is marked by a palpable sense of unease and anxiety. Despite their best efforts to enjoy this rare time together, the couples are unable to stop talking about the murders or escape the constant news updates.

Repulsed by the airing of the crime, they question the ethics of showing such atrocities on television. Yet, for all their complaints, they’re drawn to the coverage and, at times, almost giddy with excitement. While they sit inside watching for updates, outside the hunt for the killer intensifies. Will the airing of the footage help police track him down?

The Camera Killer “is a disturbing game planned and executed with disturbing perfection” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) that will keep readers rushing to unravel the mystery and leave them feeling as uneasy as the first time they read Kafka’s The Trial. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sadi | 10/20/2013

    " This is one of the most boring books i've ever read. It confused me very fast and in the end i didn't really got out how they found out who the murderer was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 3/13/2013

    " I listened to this book and was ready to give up on it. However, the more I listened the more I became hooked. The ending was a surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michaela | 8/26/2012

    " krimi, irgendwie... abgefahrene idee, doch in userer welt vielleicht gar nicht so weit hergeholt "

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About the Author

Thomas Glavinic is an influential Austrian novelist. Born in 1972, he is considered a guiding voice in Austrian literature. He’s written several novels and has won both critical acclaim and commercial success, winning prizes and topping Austria’s bestseller list. The Camera Killer won the Friedrich-Glauser Prize for crime fiction in 2002 and Glavinic was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2007.