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The Reader (Digital Audiobook)

By Bernhard Schlink, Carol Janeway, Campbell Scott (Narrator)

Publication Date: November 10, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/7/1999)
Prebound (3/7/1999)
Paperback (8/1/1998)
Mass Market Paperback (12/30/2008)
Audio Cassette (3/30/1999)
Paperback (11/25/2008)
Compact Disc (11/25/2008)
Paperback (2/1/2012)


Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

About the Author

Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany. He is the author of the internationally nest-selling novel The Reader, which was an Oprah's Book Club selection. He lives in Berlin and New York.