Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada. Kindle Ed. Now 99p @ Amazon
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Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada. Kindle Ed. Now 99p @ Amazon

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Found 20th Apr
Kindle Daily Deal 20/04.

This book is inspired by a true story and looks good.

Product Description:

Inspired by a true story, Hans Fallada’s Alone in Berlin is the gripping tale of an ordinary man’s determination to defy the tyranny of Nazi rule.

Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired judge Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels receive the news that their beloved son has been killed fighting in France. Shocked out of their quiet existence, they begin a silent campaign of defiance, and a deadly game of cat and mouse develops between the Quangels and the ambitious Gestapo inspector Escherich. When petty criminals Kluge and Borkhausen also become involved, deception, betrayal and murder ensue, tightening the noose around the Quangels’ necks ...

This Penguin Classics edition contains an afterword by Geoff Wilkes, as well as facsimiles of the original Gestapo file which inspired the novel.

‘One of the most extraordinary and compelling novels written about World War II. Ever’
Alan Furst

‘Terrific ... a fast-moving, important and astutely deadpan thriller’
Irish Times

‘An unrivalled and vivid portrait of life in wartime Berlin’
Philip Kerr

‘To read Fallada’s testament to the darkest years of the 20th century is to be accompanied by a wise, somber ghost who grips your shoulder and whispers into your ear: “This is how it was. This is what happened”’
The New York Times

Reviews:

A page-turning moral thriller, based on fact, of a ­working-class German ­couple and their small-scale attempts to resist Nazi rule in Berlin. Bleak, chilling, utterly compelling and unforgettable (Daily Mail)

[This novel] suggests that resistance to evil is rarely straightforward, mostly futile, and generally doomed. Yet to the novel’s aching, unanswered question: ‘Does it matter?’ there is in this strange and compelling story to be found a reply in the affirmative. Primo Levi had it right: This is the great novel of German resistance (Richard Flanagan)

A classic study of a paranoid society. Fallada’s scope is extraordinary. Alone in Berlin is ... as morally powerful as anything I’ve ever read (Telegraph)
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Thanks, OP. Ordered.
Just a heads up......if you have any digital credits which were offered for no rush delivery, etc., earned since mid December last year until March, they expire today (20/04/2018), so use them, or lose them!!
I checked, and had £14.17, so have been busy ading to my Kindle books collection!

Amazon make it difficult to keep track of any credits you have, but you can check here.
Alternatively, you can call CS, and they will begrudgingly tell you how many you have, and when they expire.
It's a great story. I'll never vote hot on a Kindle download though.

Buy the BOOK.
Bestbitter1 h, 12 m ago

Thanks, OP. Ordered.Just a heads up......if you have any digital credits …Thanks, OP. Ordered.Just a heads up......if you have any digital credits which were offered for no rush delivery, etc., earned since mid December last year until March, they expire today (20/04/2018), so use them, or lose them!!I checked, and had £14.17, so have been busy ading to my Kindle books collection!Amazon make it difficult to keep track of any credits you have, but you can check here.Alternatively, you can call CS, and they will begrudgingly tell you how many you have, and when they expire.


I’ve got zero pence
Epicurean20th Apr

It's a great story. I'll never vote hot on a Kindle download though.Buy …It's a great story. I'll never vote hot on a Kindle download though.Buy the BOOK.


No. I’ve got a Kindle.
Wow, hot from me.

Could be present day Britain...
Bestbitter2 h, 12 m ago

Thanks, OP. Ordered.Just a heads up......if you have any digital credits …Thanks, OP. Ordered.Just a heads up......if you have any digital credits which were offered for no rush delivery, etc., earned since mid December last year until March, they expire today (20/04/2018), so use them, or lose them!!I checked, and had £14.17, so have been busy ading to my Kindle books collection!Amazon make it difficult to keep track of any credits you have, but you can check here.Alternatively, you can call CS, and they will begrudgingly tell you how many you have, and when they expire.


Thank you for that, have been wondering how to check balance. Knew I’d done it before but couldn’t remember how! How do you see when they expire though?
rosygirl12 m ago

Thank you for that, have been wondering how to check balance. Knew I’d d …Thank you for that, have been wondering how to check balance. Knew I’d done it before but couldn’t remember how! How do you see when they expire though?


If you have not kept the emails sent on despatch of the qualifying items, headed "Benefit Confirmation for your Order" which tells you the expiry date at the bottom, you will have to phone CS and ask them. They will (begrudgingly) check your account, and tell you when they expire. ALL the credits that I got since last December until March, expire today, so you have to do it today, or you will lose them.
I have just ordered a Dorco razor from a deal on here, for 99p reduced from £6.99, and have chosen no rush delivery which gives me a new 99p digital credit. It will be interesting to see what the new expiry date for this batch of credits is going to be!
I got the paperback (film tie-in version) in the Works for a couple of quid a few months back - not got round to reading yet though.

Again, not watched it, but the film is on Netflix as well.
Great book as are his others, much better than the insipid film.
Bestbitter4 h, 59 m ago

If you have not kept the emails sent on despatch of the qualifying items, …If you have not kept the emails sent on despatch of the qualifying items, headed "Benefit Confirmation for your Order" which tells you the expiry date at the bottom, you will have to phone CS and ask them. They will (begrudgingly) check your account, and tell you when they expire. ALL the credits that I got since last December until March, expire today, so you have to do it today, or you will lose them.I have just ordered a Dorco razor from a deal on here, for 99p reduced from £6.99, and have chosen no rush delivery which gives me a new 99p digital credit. It will be interesting to see what the new expiry date for this batch of credits is going to be!


Thanks, couldn’t find them on search earlier but found a few now and latest ( dated March and April expire on 05.10.18)
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