Library Ed. Recorded Books 2011
CD ISBN 978-1-4407-6965-8 $78.75 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
The story takes place in a tenement in 1941 Berlin. Residents of all stripes live there in fear of the Gestapo and denunciation by their neighbors. Did Frau Rosenthal jump from her third-floor window, or was she defenestrated by the police? Does someone in the building write and distribute the anti-Nazi postcards saying things like “Hitler killed my son”? George Guidall narrates the novel with a style that gives nuances of implied meaning to every phrase. Listeners can detect the characters’ frequent moments of paranoia and suspicion in Guidall’s voice. To each resident of the building, he gives a slightly different manner of speaking. Although translated into English, none of the characters, all German, have a foreign accent. J.A.H. 2011 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2011]
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