The Weekend

Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: MP136
Released: Oct 26, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449846046
Narrator/s: Jefferson Mays
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Bernhard Schlink burst onto the literary scene with the internationally best-selling Oprah's Book Club selection The Reader. Through his unique brand of gripping narrative, Schlink scores again with The Weekend, the tale of old friends who come together for a remarkable reunion. One of the group is a convicted murderer and terrorist, fresh out of prison and joined by his devoted sister. But another guest has remained true to the cause that might spell trouble for them all.

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Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Narrator(s): Jefferson Mays
Product Number C5607
Released: Oct 08, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449825584
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Narrator(s): Jefferson Mays
Product Number Z01455
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461814597
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Product Number EB00169964
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307379528

Professional reviews

"Jefferson Mays brings out the dynamics of a group of German ex-terrorists who reunite at a country estate. Though their voices are not individualized, their feelings are obvious as tensions surface, and old wounds are opened. Jorg has just been released from prison, and another guest may have betrayed him. Scenes stand out--a libidinous teenager tries to seduce Jorg, a man long thought dead succumbs in New York City on 9/11, one radical isn't "ex" at all. Schlink doesn't point moral fingers, and his neutrality is reinforced by Mays's neutral reading. The complicated plot is delivered at a pace listeners can follow as they hear the different points of view. A more serious, Germanic "Big Chill." J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"