The Other Side of Silence : Bernie Gunther

  • by Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by Jeff Harding
  • Series: Bernie Gunther
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 1956 on the French Riviera. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working as concierge at the Grand Hotel, living under a false name. Then his past walks through the door in the shape of Harold Hennig, a former captain in the Nazi security service. Bernie never forgets a face, especially when it belongs to a mass murderer who, in 1945, was responsible for the deaths of thousands; among them a woman Bernie loved. Bernie has a score to settle with Hennig....


What the Critics Say

"Streets ahead of most other historical thrillers [...] the kind of detail that brings the past to life." (Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Truly 5 star

I have long followed Bernie Gunter and think Jeff Harding amongst the two best narrators...and this was back to form. For me a pleasure....intelligence, believable characters, snippets of history and enough twists. I listen to lots of crime books but these are a cut above everything. Up there with Peter Mays Scottish books ....but I prefer Bernie Gunters character-which I could get drink on schnapps with him one day.
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- S. Murdoch "fraggle rock"

Philip Kerr, please give up this series

What disappointed you about The Other Side of Silence?

The early books are great, but the last 2 have been disappointing. The post war story lines are contrived and not very good. I feel the series would be better served by recounting some pre wars tales.

Has The Other Side of Silence put you off other books in this genre?

No I love these kind of books. It is great Berlin Noir, but the last few have quite literary lost the plot.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Jeff Harding is a great reader and conjures up that 30's style detective noir of Raymond Chandler.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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- Gabriel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-03-2016
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks