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The Reader

Bernhard Schlink

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Campbell Scott

Length:

4h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:25


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:06