Summer House with Swimming Pool

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Herman Koch

Narrated By: Peter Berkrot

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: June 2014

Duration: 11 hours 32 minutes


When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he’s not exactly upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high-profile doctor to the stars, Marc can’t hide from the truth forever. It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meiers’ extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife, Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the group settles in for days of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the circumstances surrounding Ralph’s later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer’s tragedy. Featuring the razor-sharp humor and acute psychological insight that made The Dinner an international phenomenon, Summer House with Swimming Pool is a controversial, thought-provoking novel that showcases Herman Koch at his finest.


  • Greg

    This is a dark story about a very unlikable main character. My wife gave up listening after 1 CD and perhaps I should have to. It is well written, but when you don't really like the main character it's difficult to get enthused about the story. The ending is also unsatisfying.

Summer House with Swimming Pool

by Herman Koch

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Summer House with Swimming Pool, Herman Koch