Vienna Secrets

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.05 hours)
Product Number: Z100019420
Released: Nov 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792780915
Narrator/s: Robert Fass
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On opposite sides of the city, two men are found beheaded on church grounds. Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt is baffled. Could the killer be mentally ill, someone the victims came into contact with? Some are even blaming the murders on the devil. But when psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann learns that both victims were vocal members of a shadowy anti-Semitic group, he turns his gaze to the city's close-knit Hasidic community. The doctor is drawn into an urban underworld that hosts and hides virulent racists on one side and followers of kabbalah on the other. And as the evidence-and bodies-pile up, Liebermann must reconsider his own path, the one that led him away from the miraculous and toward a life of the mind.

Author(s): Frank Tallis
Series: Liebermann Papers Series No: 4
Genre: Mystery
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2011

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Author(s): Frank Tallis
Product Number EB00165907
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9781588369444

Professional reviews

"It's no secret that writer Frank Tallis is great at historical fiction. Narrator Robert Fass provides an eloquent narration, including an ability to switch from character to character with ease. In this fourth Max Liebermann period piece (1903), Liebermann searches for the perpetrators of some grisly killings. All the victims turn out to be anti-Semites, and Liebermann, himself a Jew, wonders whether he's doing the right thing. Aside from the backdrop of anti-Semitism, listeners get a wonderful description of turn-of-the-century Prague, in addition to Vienna. Fass is at the top of his game, switching from one character's rich voice to the crackly tones of another. He takes us back to Europe of 100 years ago and makes us believe we're right in the thick of it. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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