Look Who's Back

  • by Timur Vermes
  • Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen. But the Führer has another programme with even greater ambition - to set the country he finds a shambles back to rights.
Look Who's Back stunned and then thrilled 1.5 million German readers with its fearless approach to the most taboo of subjects. Naive yet insightful, repellent yet strangely sympathetic, the revived Hitler unquestionably has a spring in his step.

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What the Critics Say

"Shockingly plausible" (Die Zeit)
"Uproariously funny" (Stern)
"Be warned. This book is funny. Very funny." (Rebecca Morrison, Independent)
"An uproarious, disturbing book that will resonate long after you turn the final page" (Caroline Jowett, Daily Express)
"Clever, provocative and very entertaining. Hitler is a great, albeit monstrous, comic creation." (Darragh McManus, Irish Independent)
"Julian Rhind-Tutt's reading is beyond marvellous . . . Both funny and frightening, this is a subtle, historical study of the commanding nature of the fanatical demagogue, as well as a savage critique of contemporary western culture. It is a powerful and important book." (Sue Gaisford, Independent)

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Hilter Springer Show

If you could sum up Look Who's Back in three words, what would they be?

Hitler haunts Berlin.


What other book might you compare Look Who's Back to, and why?

1984 but funny.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Hitler realised it was 2011.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book is hilarious yet sometimes inspiring.


Any additional comments?

I wouldn't recommend it to anyone emotionally connected with the WWII period.

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- Tob

The man who relinquished his wonderful trousers

This was quite amusing but to be honest I don't think it was as outright brilliant as the other reviews seem to suggest. Hitler's deranged rants were exactly as expected and there are a couple of laugh out loud moments. I just thought this was but overlong and with no real plot. I also wasn't entirely clear what it was supposed to be satirising. Nazi's? rubbish television? modern Germany? Probably all of them, but it was all a bit incoherent.

I did enjoy the narrator. He kept his reading of Hitler at exactly the right pitch and avoided spoiling the material by using bad German accents.

I would love to give this higher marks but when I think of some of the other books I have rated, I have to settle on three stars. I would say however, that this is worth a listen.
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- Kaggy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2014
  • Publisher: Quercus