The Ditch Netherlands
October 27, 2016


The audiobook of Herman Koch’s new novel, The Ditch, is published today. This is the first time in the Netherlands that such a major title has been published first as an audiobook, before all other editions (hardback, Flipback and eBook). “The Ditch is the 25th audio book that Ambo|Anthos has produced this year and it is beautifully narrated by Kees Hulst. We therefore regard this publication as an exciting prelude to the other editions that will be published on 1 November and a nice surprise for fans of Herman Koch.” – Online Account & Product Manager, Piet van Riele.

About The Ditch:

Robert Walter, popular mayor of Amsterdam, is convinced that his wife Sylvia is cheating on him – and with the straitlaced alderman, no less, who is committed to the environment and wants to spoil the capital’s skyline with wind turbines.

Soon afterwards, a journalist produces a photograph of a police officer being beaten up by three protesters during a demonstration against the Vietnam war. She claims that the mayor is one of the protesters. Then, out of the blue, Robert’s 94-year-old father turns up on the steps of the city hall, desperate to speak to him. He and his wife want to die together.

The Ditch shows how a seemingly stable man can quickly become increasingly entangled in his own fears and suspicions. Or is everything not what it seems, and is Robert Walter actually seeing things clearly the very first time?


Audiobook | narrated by Kees Hulst | 9789026338571 | 14,99 the audiobook is available to download  and to stream with Storytel.


From 1 November :

Hardback | 9789026332296 | €21,99

eBook         |  9789026332302 | ca. €12,99

Flipback  | 9789049805111 | € 19,99

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