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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christoph Spielberg Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dr. Hoffmann Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781469211855
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Doctor Felix Hoffmann’s life is textbook success: a seasoned physician at a Berlin hospital, respected by colleagues, and devoted to his amorous and intelligent girlfriend Celine. It’s a life filled with medical work, televised soccer games, and the chill of German beer.

Yet, when a former patient shows up dead by causes unknown, Hoffmann signs a death certificate that may be his own. Curiosity and sheer medical devotion propel him to investigate. However, his autopsy order goes unfulfilled as the body is cremated and hospital records vanish. Soon, Hoffmann discovers a diagnosis of conspiratorial proportions. The deeper he scans, the darker it gets, until a criminal clue emerges from Russia. Despite adversity, Hoffmann is determined to sleuth through with his own brand of logic and the aid of Celine’s powers of deduction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hoffmann and his girlfriend, Celine, make a winning investigative pair, and his endearing persona elevates this well above the majority of hospital-based mysteries.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A very well constructed book, with a protagonist-narrator who is strong, resourceful, and unwilling to put up with any crap.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelley | 8/22/2013

    " interesting look at hospital administration, plus a good mystery... not sure if story was adequately outweighed by the whining of the Dr./detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyce Traverso | 8/5/2013

    " I found this book when it was advertised on my Kindle. Since I like mysteries, I decided to try it. It was very enjoyable. It was originally written in German but has been wonderfully translated that it reads like an American mystery novel except for all the place names are in German! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Howard | 6/18/2013

    " Not a bad mystery. somewhat of a complicated hard to follow plot. Found a few typos or I might have scored it higher. Can't complain as it was a borrowed book and I would read another of the authors books. It is a translation from German, set in Berlin hospital. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 4/27/2013

    " Enjoyable. See my Amazon review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandee Priser | 2/4/2013

    " A likable if not entirely believable read. Weak in some of the computer forensic and forensic accounting topics, but enjoyable. After all, what's better than financial indiscretion with a bit of international intrigue built in. "

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About the Author

Christoph Spielberg is a cardiologist and Agatha Christie prize-winning author living in Berlin, Germany. He writes the ongoing Dr. Hoffmann crime series which will soon be aired on German television.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.