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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Grossman Narrator: Christian Contreras Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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During the final weeks of the Weimar Republic, a young woman washes up in the Havel River in picture-perfect Old Spandau. Bodies in rivers are hardly news in the chaos of 1932 Berlin, maddened by years of war, defeat, revolution, inflation, depravity, and now the Great Depression. But this one is different. Her dark hair is too short. Her wisdom teeth have been removed, something few German girls could afford. And her legs, dotted with suture marks, are bizarrely deformed, as if someone had taken giant pliers and turned them around inside her skin.

Willi Kraus is a decorated soldier and Germany’s most celebrated Jewish detective, thanks to his recent success at nabbing a monstrous child killer. Sent to investigate the floater, his search leads him into a German underworld he hardly recognizes. A princess goes missing, a hypnotist has dark secrets to hide, and a new power is ushering in the tides of change: the Third Reich.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jan Wolf | 2/14/2014

    " A pre-WWII story to explain why we don't see it coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marianne V | 1/25/2014

    " Since I had just read Children of Wrath, I couldn't wait to read The Sleepwalkers. It proved to be just as good. The protagonist, Detective Willi Kraus is great. I love the depiction of Berlin in the 1930s as well as the foreshadowing and begins of the Nazi horrors. While the inclusion of so many famous emigres (Edward Mendelsohn, Robert Oppenheimer, Marlene Dietrich, Albert Einsteing), not to mention the infamous monsters of the Third Reich stretch belief, they make for a great story. Can't wait to read his third book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zada | 1/14/2014

    " Very interesting and well written. Although it was a novel many instances were true to historical fact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ivy | 12/12/2013

    " Had a bit of a hard time staying focused with this book. But ended great and would recommend to friends. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Grossman

Paul Grossman is the critically acclaimed author of the novels The Sleepwalkers, Children of Wrath, and his latest, Brotherhood of Fear. He is also a long-time teacher of writing and literature at the City University of New York. His works have been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, and Portuguese.

About the Narrator

Christian Contreras is an actor who has appeared in Zero Dark Thirty, Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, and In the Loop. He is married to the English actress Jodie Whittaker.