• Wedding Station

  • By: David Downing
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The prequel to David Downing's best-selling Station series introduces John Russell, an Englishman with a political past who must keep his head down as the Nazis solidify their power.

Berlin, 27 February 1933. A month after Hitler's inauguration as Chancellor of Germany, the Reichstag parliament building is set ablaze. The Nazis use the torching to justify a campaign of terror against their political opponents.

John Russell's recent separation from his wife threatens his right to reside in Germany and any meaningful relationship with his six-year-old son Paul. He has just secured work as a crime reporter for a Berlin newspaper, and the crimes which he has to report - the gruesome murder of a rent boy, the hit-and-run death of a professional genealogist, the suspicious disappearance of a Nazi-supporting celebrity fortune-teller - are increasingly entangled in the wider nightmare engulfing Germany.

Each new investigation carries the risk of Russell's falling foul of the authorities, at a time when the rule of law has completely vanished, and the Nazis are running scores of pop-up detention centers, complete with torture chambers, in every corner of Berlin.

©2021 David Downing (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

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Long and drawn out

It’s a good series overall, but this opener is fairly boring in many areas. A good edit would have been beneficial. Too many passages with cafes bratwurst rain and train journeys. Hard to keep focused on all the sub plots. I finished it but only barely.

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deleted 1/4 way ...

how disappointing.. trashy...

a story that could have been told without vulgarity...

i want a refund...

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Best narrative ever

Simon Vance gives credibility to the story and makes it seem true. Excellent story and superb narration.

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A winner

John Russell returns in a book that satisfies fans of the series we thought has concluded! cant't wait for more!

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Simon Vance Triumphs!

Simon Vance has always been to me great narrator, but his superb pronunciation of German is so appreciated. He sounds like a native. A pleasure to hear!

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