Children of Wrath

Paul Grossman, read by Kyle Munley. HighBridge Audio, unabridged, 10 CDs, 12.5 hrs., $34.95 ISBN 978-1-61174-845-1
In Grossman's latest, Willi Kraus is a Jewish war hero-turned police detective living in Berlin in 1929, facing Aryan intolerance, and pursuing an unbelievably loathsome serial killer -- Die Kinderfresser, or the Child-Eater of Berlin -- with more hindrance than help from his superiors. Narrator Klye Munley, with his deep, growl of a voice, chooses not to merely create simple accents for the book's characters. Instead he produces collection of well-rendered characters and distinctive voices, ranging from the arrogant and aristocratic to the thoughtful and fearful. But there is a bit of a down side to his enthusiastic performance. Some of Munley's enactments of the book's more intense moments -- the discovery of a new child victim or Kraus's fight to the finish with one of the villains -- come across as artificial and melodramatic. A St. Martin's hardcover. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 08/20/2012
Release date: 04/01/2012
Show other formats
FORMATS
Book - 320 pages - 978-1-4299-8894-0
Hardcover - 324 pages - 978-0-312-60191-1
Paperback - 324 pages - 978-1-250-02081-9
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.