Fatherland

Fatherland

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Fatherland by Robert Harris, Michael Jayston

Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb.

As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth -- a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745141152
Publisher: Sound Library
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Edition description: Unabridged

About the Author

Robert Harris is the author of eleven novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost Writer, Conspirata, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, Dictator, and Conclave. Several of his books have been adapted to film, most recently The Ghost Writer. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, England, with his wife, Gill Hornby.

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Fatherland 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. The author is in the same category as Phillip Kerr.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
interesting alternate reality. not much of a stretch either.of note is the terrorism scenario that seems eerily precient
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you can stomach the awful ideas of what this could have been, The victory of this evil regime, it's a good read. I found it entertaining and interesting but personally most upsetting. I also disagree with the author that something like this could have been kept a secret.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In ¿Fatherland,¿ Harris paints a fascinating picture of a Europe as it might have been reshaped and defined by German victory at the end of World War II. It takes place in 1964, when Hilter's 75th birthday approaches. The story unfolds against the backdrop of preparations for this great event - which will include a visit to Berlin by none other than President Kennedy - President JOSEPH Kennedy, that is. The story takes us from a run of the mill accidental death to a crime that could bring an end to the existence of this perfectly-modeled Aryan society, not to mention world harmony. Caught in the midst of this maelstrom, a German officer struggles with his conscience. And with his love for an American journalist, threatened by powerful forces that want to sustain the existing power. The novel intrigues by reminding us, in a sinister way, that history is written by the winning side. And I liked the ending, as well: it may not be happy, but it is uplifting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FATHERLAND is a tale of homocide, government conspiracy and romance that will make the reader ask, " what if? " Set in Hitler's Greater Germania of 1964, the story uses the names and histories of real people from the W.W.II era, and gives a vision of the world that might have been had the Nazis been ultimate victors in Europe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was truly unique and amazingly entertaining. I was glued to the pages almost instantly and could not wait to get back to it after I put it down. It also had a very climatic ending. I highly recomend this book. I wish Robert Harris would or could write more books on a regular basis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put the book down for even a second...Fatherland is expertly written with a cool alternative history, classic romance, and a plot that twists and turns. This would make a great movie. If you're like me who enjoys books and films about World War II and Nazis...pick up this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was a great read. Robert Harris is a great story teller. The book will have you thinking way after the last pages have been read. A sure to please novel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with what the previous reviewers have said. I enjoyed this book even though, in some sense, it must be said that the topic is somewhat depressing. I wrote this review only to note how well the book creates an atmosphere. When you finish a chapter its hard to remember you don't live in Germany.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book increadable, robert harris manages to portry a fictional world in a non-fiction book. All the characters and events seemed so real i have choose to study for my school RPR.
Guest More than 1 year ago
what an extraordinary read ths was! i throughly enjoyed this book from cover to cover and recommend 'fatherland' to anyone looking for a great thought-provocating mystery novel
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would give this book 5 stars because its juct so damn good! Harris creates a powerful and detailed image of Nazi society in the 1960's. I alos recommend Archangel because whereas Fatherland delt with how Hitler didn't write any of his orders down, Archangel deals with the fact that Stalin did. Rob Harris is a great writer. BUY IT!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
interesting take on history...hard to put down
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book. This book is not just a mystery, but a plausible interpretation of what could have happened if the Germans had won the war. It'll get you thinkin'.