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Jennifer Lefroy

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  • The Troubled Man

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    Every morning Håkan von Enke takes a walk in the forest near his apartment in Stockholm. However, one winter’s day he fails to come home. It seems that he has vanished without trace. Detective Kurt Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation but he has personal reasons for his interest in the case, as Håkan’s son is engaged to his daughter.... The return of Kurt Wallander, for his final case, confirms Henning Mankell’s position as the king of crime writing.

    Lia says: "Another Great Mystery"
    "A meditation on life as well as a spy story"
    Overall

    It seems a satisfying tradition of Scandinavian detective stories that both the human condition and the individual psyche are examined in them. In the Troubled Man, the plot concerns a disappearance of two people that seems linked to spying dating back to the Cold War. Increasingly emerging from the background is Wallander's attempts to understand what is happening in his body and brain as he ages. He also reflects on the events of his past life and the continuing, in fact growing sadness associated with them. The result is a disquieting meditation on ageing and the fears it evokes within us as well as Henning Mankell's usual compelling storytelling. I find myself continuing to think about this story long after listening to it. The narrator does it full justice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trust in Me

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sophie McKenzie
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Julia and Livy have always told each other everything, turning to each other when life gets difficult. So when Julia is found dead in her home, Livy cannot accept the verdict of suicide. Livy sets out to prove that Julia was murdered, but digging into Julia’s private life will cause her to question everything. The truths that Livy discovers will tear the very fabric of her own life apart.

    Jennifer Lefroy says: "Drama upon on Drama"
    "Drama upon on Drama"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Sophie McKenzie and/or Clare Corbett?

    I have listened to Clare Corbett read other books and have enjoyed her narration, but not in this one.


    Would you recommend Trust in Me to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, because the story is improbable and over dramatic and these aspects are worsened by the histrionic reading by Clare Corbett. She became to me becomes increasingly irritating and makes the story all the more unbelievable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Clare Corbett?

    Perhaps someone like Beth Chalmers would improve the credibility of the story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Trust in Me?

    Rather than cutting out particular scenes, it would be preferable to reduce the highly coloured action and events that constantly occur and cut out the improbable and constant over reactions of the heroine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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