Have no idea how I'll feel about this book by the time I'm done listening but just knowing someone besides Dick Hill is narrating gives me hope. I want my Scanidinavian narrators to have a Scanidinavian accent.
For those who have intended to the rest of this series, the final book is narrated by a new reader. While he does a fine job, he is not quite as expressive as the original reader. Otherwise, the story has the same richly developed plot and character development as the rest of the series.
real estate agent, owner of a fixer upper
I loved every minute of this book. I wish there were an endless supply of these novels. Wallendar is my favorite detective, Henning Mankell is such a superb writer. So great with characters.
Nothing like a good read.....(or listen!).
Great detective plot, which kept one guessing nicely, but the backdrop of the slowly declining detective which starts early and is relentless is very grinding. The author clearly wanted to get a message across. The book needed editing. We don't need to know the dogs every movement or mood, or every cup of coffee (that's common to many of the Scandinavian detective series it seems!).
This audio book kept us brilliantly entertained on an incredibly long car trip. The miles just flew by as we were lost in this marvelous, albeit sad, story. The writing flows so smoothly, and we never could figure out what came next. We love the Wallander books, but this one, the last of the series, was emotional and heartfelt. Highly recommend.
This book was great although it is very long and very dark and very introspective - not unusual for Henning Mankell books but don't read it if you are down. The narrator did a fine job of being Kurt Wallander, even against the great BBC and Public TV series that are beloved.
Enjoyed Mankell's writing, as always, and Robin Sachs did a terrific job. I'll be looking for more books narrated by him.
Loved with relationship between Wallender and his daughter.