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The Sinner Audiobook

The Sinner

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Cora Bender killed a man. But why? What could have caused this quiet, lovable young mother to stab a stranger in the throat, again and again, until she was pulled off his body? For the local police it was an open-and-shut case. Cora confessed; there was no shortage of proof or witnesses. But Police Commissioner Rudolf Grovian refused to close the file and began his own maverick investigation. So begins the slow unraveling of Cora's past, a harrowing descent into a woman's private hell.

Hailed as Germany's Patricia Highsmith, Petra Hammesfahr has written a dark, spellbinding novel. At the top of the best seller list, The Sinner has been reprinted 16 times and sold over 760,000 copies at home. Translated into 11 languages, this is the first Hammesfahr title published in English.

©1999 Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, Reinbek bei Hamburg; English translation copyright 2007 by John Brownjohn (P)2017 Tantor

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    MR SONER KIZILTAS 04/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    Great story, lots of detail and twists and turns. I liked the fact that it was quite dark and narrator played the parts well, very much looking forward to the TV series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    18/06/17
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    "Interesting and unusual story."

    I listened to this story in one day plus some of the night and cried for what a tortured soul the main character was burdened with.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Donna
    Kansas,USA
    04/06/17
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    "A FIVE"

    I was sold by the blurb describing the book.... I was not disappointed. Just the perfect blend of excellent writing, plot and character development.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Emily M.
    21/06/17
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    "Story and Narrator is superb"

    The story line was excellent. I loved how each character was given life by the narrator.
    I would totally recommend this audio to those who love suspense.
    I gave the rating 5 stars, how could I not!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • ilene
    20/06/17
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    "Great Story"

    Extremely addictive mystery- very well written with excellent narration. Impossible to put down! Highly recommend!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Storm
    04/08/17
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    "Great performance!!"

    I loved the book! The narrator did a fantastic job. Her ability to convey so much emotion while reading the story was really spectacularly done. You can't help but be drawn in. I couldn't wait to be able to listen to more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    02/09/17
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    "An Exquisite Story"

    I loved listening to the twists and turns of the plot. It's very well written and I couldn't shut off the audio book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amy Schatz
    Sugarloaf, PA United States
    31/08/17
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    "Dark, disturbing, heart-breaking but worth the read"

    I can't say I enjoyed this book because the subject matter is so sad and tragic and disturbing, but it was very well-written and plotted. There are many themes here (religion, nature vs nurture, guilt, etc) and I am still trying to understand exactly what the author was trying to say. I think the main point is that people can let guilt consume them and steal all the joy from their lives and turn them into maniacal people who hurt and abuse those they love the most. Guilt can also cause your mind to obfuscate the truth of an event and twist it so that you lie to even yourself about what really happened, forcing you to live out a penance for you know not what. Cora -- the ultimate unreliable narrator -- lived in that self-inflicted purgatory for 5 years until one seemingly innocuous trigger caused an event that brought everything crashing down and forced her to see the reality of what she had been hiding from herself. An event with which she can never come to terms. Beautifully written and majestic in its tragedy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jordan
    26/08/17
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    "WOW"

    I absolutely loved this. It was well paced and really interesting. I was fascinated and needed to know how it ended. And the woman that read it did an excellent job.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Puk
    25/08/17
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    "Awesome"

    Great story. Excellent narration. Gripping and suspenseful. Highly recommend. Only reason I don't mind my two hour commute

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • kelsey w.
    24/08/17
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    "Wow!"

    That was quite a story! Do yourself a favor and get this book! I was guessing until the end!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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