Wiener Blut (pronounced vee-ner blute) is a FREE serialized audiobook released in 2011 by Katharina Maimer. She also narrates the story, along with a supporting voice cast that includes Mick Bordet, Starla Huchton, Philippa Ballantine, J.D. Sawyer, Nathan Lowell, and others.
The title translates from German into English as Viennese Blood. It's a story about the bloodline of a woman named Isabelle and her husband Dominik. We also meet Isabelle's friend and business partner Karin, and mentally sample some of their delicious coffees, enjoying the recipes given out as the lead-in to each chapter. Perhaps the real blood of Vienna is coffee?
This podiobook has some swearing and descriptions of sexuality and violence.
It is suitable for ages 18 and older.
Katharina Maimer has brought together an original, engrossing story that includes the two things a lot of people love the most: coffee and family. So take a deep drink of your favorite coffee and savor it. You are now ready to hear the story of Wiener Blut.
Isabelle and her childhood friend Karin now operate the Cafe Alt Wien, a coffee shop in Vienna which used to be owned by Isabelle's Aunt Maria. It's a place where the guests come to be alone together, as they drink great coffees and read the local paper.
To Karin, something seems amiss with her friend Isabelle and to Isabelle, there seems to be something her friend Karin is holding back. As it turns out, each good friend has a story concerning their relationships with the men in their lives that they can only share after a little time to reflect and some coffee.
Outside of the shop, Karin and her boyfriend Andreas are learning to live with their newly born baby girl Christina. And Dominik is having trouble communicating his feelings to Isabelle. Their two adorable sons Sebastian and Maximilian love to hear Isabelle's bedtime stories until they drift off to sleep.
One evening, Isabelle tells them about the very beginning of the making of coffee in Wien and how people came to like to drink it. But does she even realize that the legend of coffee is also the long lost legend of her own family?
Find The Book
Wiener Blut is a free podcast available at Podiobooks.com, iTunes, LibSyn, and from the author's website. There are 18 separate files to download, with a listening time of about
20+ minutes or so for each file. Excellent for loading into your smart player to listen to on your commute for the next week. With a coffee.
If you would like to read an introductory sample of the paperback book of Wiener Blut, it is here on Amazon.com.