Greed

  • by Elfriede Jelinek, Martin Chalmers (translator)
  • Narrated by Suzanne Toren
  • 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Greed is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl's body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than a single crime.
In her signature style, Jelinek chronicles the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, and the cruelties of everyday life.

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What the Critics Say

"[O]riginal and provocative." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Not a good one for an audiobook

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I listen to my books while doing something else, but this book is not made for that. The story is written in an unusual way, that requires high concentration while listening. I was lost just after few sentences, it did get better later on but I still believe this book is made for reading not listening.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Surprise surprise, it's a story about greed - specifically about very, very greedy people doing bad things trying to accumulate the wealth other, weaker people have collected. It's heavy, dark and sad story really. I stopped listening after one hour, having no intention to finish this book any more.


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- Kalina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios