Just seemed a little slow, and then by the end almost a little unbelievable in solution. I really enjoy story telling, but this seemed to move pretty slowly. And probably the more disappointing aspect was that I just could not connect with any of the characters. I pretty much read uncomplicated fiction, so having one or two characters that I can care about keeps me engaged. Others may find the characters more typical of real life...?
Have not....this was my first. Not convinced I would go for a second, but I might.
Yes, since I commute, this made for a different read, so to that extent it was good.
Somebody contact the publisher and have this good book re-read by someone else. It would not be so bad if Erik Davies just spoke in his own voice through the whole book but instead he does a terrible early Arnold Schwarzenegger impression when he's voicing the characters. It doesn't even sound the least bit Scandinavian.
I got through about 2 hours of the book and I can't take anymore. I can't even remember what I read because all I could see in my mind was Arnold.
The story seems good and gets great reviews from the reading public but for those of us who have to listen or just choose to this narration is unbearable.
The book was interesting and engaging. I enjoyed following the main detective as he pieced together clues to the cold case's conclusion and resolution. The narration was good and I especially liked the character Assad with his unique and homey contributions to the police department. Overall, I recommend the book.
In a crazy developed by the Millennium series of books, this Danish crime series fits right in. Even though Siteg Larsson was Swedish not Danish, I found the pacing and tone of this book to be very similar.
This book features a reluctant hero seemingly trudging through his time on the police force after a traumatic event. An opportunity arises, for he that he originally sees as a dodge to escape work and notice.
Slowly the character along with his supporting cast begin to unwind the mystery around a kidnapped female MP.
The book kept me listening often well into when I really should have been doing other things because I wanted to know what would happen next.
If you enjoy a good crime thriller, I would suggest giving this first book in a series a try.
Trying to figure out how the detectives could possibly come across the victim
bring on more of the same
Thoroughly engrossing thriller.
Too many too choose from. Probably when Merete finally comes face to face with her nemesis.
The way he shifted accents effortlessly. It was a very well-paced reading.
Thoroughly engrossing thriller.
Great story riveting
The accents for the characters gave them more personality
The characters are flawed but believable. The listener is bound to like all of the and care for what happens. As the story develops it is difficult to stop listening
Fresh, Perfect, Exciting
The frantic conclusion
The final, final scene..sorry I can't spoil it. It says too much about humanity and love.
Glass Key Award Winning Scandinavian Missing Person Thriller
This is a very artful novel that transcends the genre of the modern thriller mystery. This book is fast-paced and constantly engaging. The storyline is so creatively fresh and new. For fans of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, this is something even better. I am stunned at how fresh and creative this novel is. It is a book that you will long remember and treasure the experience of listening to Danish accented narration that brings the locale names into perfect pronounciation and adds to the atomosphere. It has an internal parallel contruction that reveals the plot's progress from different eyes which makes the story much more complex, rich in characterization and engaging. The ending is thrilling beyond description. The author creates characters of immense depth and enigma. This novel won the coveted Glass Key Award that recognizes the best of Scandinavian mystery novels. So you are talking about that kind of novel.
Scandinavian police procedurals are the best if you haven't fallen in love with the genre yet give this baby a try.