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Greed

Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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Greed is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl's body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than a single crime.

In her signature style, Jelinek chronicles the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, and the cruelties of everyday life.

©2007 Elfriede Jelinek (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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"[O]riginal and provocative." (Booklist)

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  • Kalina
  • 15-06-12

Not a good one for an audiobook

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I listen to my books while doing something else, but this book is not made for that. The story is written in an unusual way, that requires high concentration while listening. I was lost just after few sentences, it did get better later on but I still believe this book is made for reading not listening.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Surprise surprise, it's a story about greed - specifically about very, very greedy people doing bad things trying to accumulate the wealth other, weaker people have collected. It's heavy, dark and sad story really. I stopped listening after one hour, having no intention to finish this book any more.

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  • Justin Kern
  • 03-11-18

painful, cynical, stagnant reality

this author is such a good writer that even though her books depress the hell out of me, I will still read her.

Her voice that she writes with is very intelligent and playful, and profound. but the cynical view she has towards human relationships is painful. I gave up on this book halfway through, because of the merciless cynicism and lack of any decency in the characters, but the prose was so well written that I had to come back and finish it.

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