Alone in Berlin

  • by Hans Fallada, Michael Hofmann (translator)
  • Narrated by John Telfer
  • 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. But one man refuses to be scared. Otto, an ordinary German living in a shabby apartment block, tries to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when he discovers his only son has been killed fighting at the front he's shocked into an extraordinary act of resistance and starts to drop anonymous postcards attacking Hitler across the city. If caught, he will be executed.
Soon this silent campaign comes to the attention of ambitious Gestapo inspector Escherich, and a murderous game of cat-and-mouse begins. Whoever loses, pays with their life.
Every Man Dies Alone was published in the UK as Alone in Berlin.
English edition copyright 2009 Melville House Publishing; Translation copyright 2009 Michael Hofmann.

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What was the point?

I have tried to see the deeper meaning of this book. Tried to look for the message or lesson. But there is nothing there. It's just a sad, never ending tale of hopelessness. With no feeling of understanding why these people all went through this endless trauma
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so very well written!!

Would you listen to Alone in Berlin again? Why?

yes! the characters are so interesting, complex, more real than you think at first, one gets involved in their lives...


What was one of the most memorable moments of Alone in Berlin?

The Krangles determenation and success in keeping their dignity to the very end!!


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2010
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK