The Good German
- Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
- Length: 7 hrs
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-15-01
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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As Jake searches the ruins for Lena, he discovers that years of war have led to unimaginable displacement and degradation. As he hunts for the soldier's killer, he learns that Berlin has become a city of secrets, a lunar landscape that seethes with social and political tension. When the two searches become entangled, Jake comes to understand that the American military government is already fighting a new enemy in the east, busily identifying the "good Germans" who can help with the next war. And hanging over everything is the larger crime, a crime so huge that it seems - the worst irony - beyond punishment.
"[A] lavishly atmospheric thriller...driven by strong characters and rich historical detail." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Steven on 10-27-05
The Real Crime!!
This is a great novel, filled with historial insight. The real crime, however is presenting it in an abridged format. The full novel runs something like 16 or 17 CD's, so this abridgement guts the book.
25 of 26 people found this review helpful
By Stevon on 12-29-06
A good listen
I really enjoyed this book but wish I could've listened to the unabridged version, I always feel cheated with abridged versions, I want to know what else was written. It was very interesting having Berlin described just at the end of WWII when it apparently was much like a moonscape with all the destruction. The Russians, Americans, Brits, and Germans in a time of chaos. The love story was good, too.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful