AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Jefferson Mays

Fiction • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Narrator Jefferson Mays delivers a family epic that spans several generations, beginning in pre-WWII Europe. In Czechoslovakia, Viktor and Liesel Landauer build their dream house, but as political events unfold all around them, the Jewish couple must abandon the house. The novel weaves their stories and those of several figures who subsequently live in the house. Mays’s tone, clipped and cold in places, reflects the spread of fascism and the impending war. He also conveys the sexual tension that emanates from the very start of the story. Despite the novel’s rambling sentence structure, he gives credible voice to the characters with purposeful enunciation of German-accented English. M.R. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]



Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2010

CD ISBN 9781440795008 $123.75 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN 9781449839901 $29.99

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×