Enjoyed this maybe a little more at the beginning than the end, but Wallender is always a fun listen and the characters fascinating. i had no problems with the reader but thought the plot a little weak and far-fetched. I've now read almost all the Wallender stories and hope a new one will be coming soon.
I have one Walkabder left- and am already feeling a loss. But Firewall more than met
my expectations-- tense, moving, worrisome, and- rewarding-- this is Mankell at his best,
and I have learned to love not only the author and the stories-- but-- the narrator-
This was an outstanding listen- WAB
This is a great drama and Wallander is a fascinating character. However, this was tough for me to get through due to the narration. The narrator is robotic and probably more suited to non-fiction. As the other reviewers have mentioned, he over-annunciates every word and speaks random words painfully slow. I found myself so distracted by his odd diction that I would miss the actual story. This is disappointing as I was very excited to find the Wallander books on audio. I can only hope that they are not all by this narrator.
A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air
This is a good, solid entry in the Kurt Wallender series. Although I disagreed with the narrator's pronounciation of Wallander's last name (mildly annoying), I still enjoyed it.
Both the story and the narration were disappointing.
Almost everything in the story was hard to believe.
Narrator's tone sounded unconcerned.
avoid this reader at all costs. as previous reviewer said, it's as if he's sounding out each swedish name anew each time. Also sometimes sounds as if he's channelling Woody Allen, querulous semi-yiddish accent. Strange indeed....