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Germania Audiobook
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Germania Audiobook

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by Simon Winder

  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Release date: 05-01-18
  • Language: English

Description

Sitting on a bench at a communal table in a restaurant in Regensburg, his plate loaded with disturbing amounts of bratwurst and sauerkraut made golden by candlelight shining through a massive glass of beer, Simon Winder was happily swinging his legs when a couple from Rottweil politely but awkwardly asked, “So, why are you here”? This audiobook is an attempt to answer that question.

Why spend time wandering around a country that remains a sort of dead zone for many foreigners, surrounded as it is by a force field of historical, linguistic, climatic, and gastronomic barriers?

Winder’s audiobook is propelled by a wish to reclaim the brilliant, chaotic, endlessly varied German civilization that the Nazis buried and ruined, and that, since 1945, so many Germans have worked to rebuild. Germania is a very funny audiobook on serious topics: how we are misled by history, how we twist history, and how sometimes it is best to know no history at all. It is a audiobook full of curiosities, odd food, castles, mad princes, fairy tales, and horse-mating videos. It is about the limits of language, the meaning of culture, and the pleasure of townscape.

Additional information

Author

Simon Winder

Narrated by

James Cameron Stewart

Length

18 hrs and 35 mins

Release date

05-01-18

Language

English

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