I loved the book but was a little irked by Simon Vances accents which seemed to be from different parts of the UK as opposed to Sweeden (where the book is set). If you can get over the accents then he is a good narrator! There is an alternative narrator for this book on Audible but no-one has reviewed him yet.
Nice narration, well translated, decent plot, interesting. I liked it.
I have to say I was rather disappointed with this book. Much of that disappointment comes from too much expectation, given the reviews it received here. It is AT BEST ONLY AVERAGE. Excellent plot, average writing and no characters that I found the least bit likable. It started very slowly and never really gained much speed. How so many people could rate this with 5 stars is beyond me. I can only assume they don't listen to very many books. It's not bad, but it is certainly not exceptional.
I tried very hard to concentrate on the book on several occassions. However the book was so slow and boring I found my mind drifting to other subjects. Do not buy this book
This book is so good it hurts. The story is so engaging and told so well that one has to hold on, white knuckled, until the end.
This book is an extremely slow and torturous read. I kept waiting for the 'intrigue', 'suspense', and 'fascination' the others who reviewed this book commented on. There was an incredible amount of irrelevant and mundane information, dead-end and undeveloped characters, and an overwhelming use of annoyingly repetitive email correspondence dissertation. The 'spunky' girl whom some reviewers seemed to adore is an emotionally and mentally damaged autistic savant, and the protagonist is a sex crazed liberal journalist. Over all: horribly written, with poorly developed characters. Was this his first book? He definitely needs an editor.
I loved the book until the very last sentence. I was enthralled, entertained, enraptured--and then enraged. I don't think I'll read another of this author's books because I don't want to be disappointed again. I guess I want happy endings and this didn't deliver.