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Sævar

Hvalfjarðarsveit, Iceland | Member Since 2007

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  • 9 reviews
  • 64 ratings
  • 107 titles in library
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    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stuart Neville
    • Narrated By Alan Smyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (95)

    Ireland 1963. As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered in a seaside guesthouse. Lieutenant Albert Ryan, Directorate of Intelligence, is ordered to investigate. The German is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and Minister for Justice Charles Haughey wants the killing to end lest, a shameful secret be exposed: the dead men were all Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government in the years following World War II.

    Susianna says: "Complex Crime Tale in Compelling Time and Place"
    "Great plot and well written mistery/thriller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Some people have commented on the narration and if you listend to, and liked Nevill's earlyer books narrated by Gerrard Doyle you should listen to the sample and see how you like Smyth's narration and it would not have been fitting to have Doyle narrating this one, it is not a part of the Jack Lennon series.

    The story is gripping and I recommend it for all Neville fans

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Close to the Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated By Steve Worsley
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    Detective Inspector Logan McRae is finally getting back on his feet after the events of the last few years. Putting things behind him. Getting better.… But it was never going to last. A body turns up on the outskirts of Aberdeen: burned from the neck up, hands chained behind the back. More murders follow - all gruesome, and with only one obvious connection. The similarities between the real-life killings and the plot of a best-selling novel about witchcraft seem more than coincidental, but the more Logan digs the more dangerous and blurred the line between fact and fiction becomes.

    Goody2shoes says: "Couldn't even finish the book."
    "Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Close to the Bone again? Why?

    Too much dialogue that respects not have any other purpose than to be funny, where cops whining over savings or officers, as their only purpose seems to be to bring the jokes.

    McBride is actually good at writing such conversations. But when this continues indefinitely but will be wearing this. Ceases to function as comic relief, and gets a bit silly


    What about Steve Worsley’s performance did you like?

    5 stars, and more if was possible


    Any additional comments?

    The plot, the basic idea had all that a book of this genre needs. A bit more editing and it would have been a great book, not just OK

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 7 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    I'll shoot a policeman every day until you arrest the murderer of Hanneke Sloet. Shortly after the South African Police Services receive this threatening email, a policeman is shot by a sniper and recovering alcoholic Benny Griessel is ordered to reopen the Sloet case. Hanneke Sloet was a sensual and ambitious lawyer. At the time of her murder she was working on one of the biggest Black Empowerment deals in South African history. She was found dead in her luxury Cape Town apartment.

    Cheryl says: "Deon Meyer at his best"
    "What happend?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am a fan of Deon Meyer. This book was therefore a big turn of, fellt like Meyer's muse must heve been on vacation when he wrote this one.
    The characters i like so much were there but the story was dreadfully boring and uninteresting, and the diolougs, well cliche upon cliche.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Conspiracy of Faith: Department Q, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (753)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (677)

    Detective Carl Morck has received a bottle that holds an old and decayed message written in blood. It's a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. After floating in the ocean for years before turning up, the bottle sat forgotten, unopened, on a police department windowsill, before the seal was cracked and the gruesome message, written in Danish, was analyzed. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren't they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?

    Robert says: "Jussi's Stories Just Get Better- Need More Dept Q!"
    "May there be many more"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved it and I will litsten to it again. This series is exellent and I look forward to the next innstallment of Department Q.
    So that you know where i am coming from, this and the Hole series is are my favorit series in the Scandinavian genre these days.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tag Man: A Joe Gunther Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Archer Mayor
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (86)

    Across Brattleboro, Vermont, rich people (some with dark secrets) are waking up in their high security, alarm-equipped homes to find a Post-it note stuck to their bedside tables reading, “You’re it.” There is little sign of disturbance anywhere, nothing stolen (that anyone admits) and only a bit of expensive food eaten as a signature. The press loves the story and dubs the burglar the Tag Man. But who is he? And what’s he actually doing?

    Raymond says: "good story poor narrator"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found this story uninteresting, predictable and uninspired, like the author squeezed the story out of a dry lemon. Though protagonists were boring and predictable the story newer quite got so boring that I gave up on it, and I always expected it to take of somehow. The narration was better than the story, and may be the reason why I managed to listen through the whole book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Suspects

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Vikas Swarup
    • Narrated By Lyndam Gregory
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession, each of them steaming with a secret motive. India's wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender and touching lives of six eccentric characters unravel before our eyes.

    A User says: "Is unputdownable a word?"
    "A rare masterpiece"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Beutifull, exiting, funny, sad, strange, mistery, and a social critique. Vikas Swarup is a master storyteller. The narrator is perfect and makes no mistakes.
    I highly recommend this wonderful book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Inspector and Silence: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    A secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation as one of their young members, a girl on the cusp of puberty, is found dead in the forest, brutally raped and strangled. Adopting to remain silent over the incident rather than defend themselves, the members of The Pure Life - led by their intelligent but perturbing messiah figure, Oscar Yellineck - simultaneously anger and mystify Van Veeteren and the other detectives on the case.

    Sævar says: "Overall a good listen"
    "Overall a good listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really like Simon Vance and he does not miss a beat. Tihis is a good mistery with well writen characters.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chart Throb

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ben Elton
    • Narrated By Adam Godley
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Chart Throb: the ultimate pop quest, with 95,000 hopefuls, three judges, and just one winner. And that's Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. Colin always wins, because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers, and blingers he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted "search" for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing.

    Philip says: "Book of the year! Humourous look at TV culture"
    ""throbing fun""
    Overall

    This is an exellent book, whitt and humor ala Ben Elton. If you liked his works you'll like this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way Through the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (12)

    Inspector Morse is enjoying a rare if unsatisfying holiday in Dorset when the first letter appears in The Times. A year before, a stunning Swedish student disappeared from Oxfordshire, leaving behind a rucksack with her identification. As the lady was dishy, young, and traveling alone, the Thames Valley Police suspected foul play. But without a body, and with precious few clues, the investigation ground to a halt. Now it seems that someone who can hold back no longer is composing clue-laden poetry that begins an enthusiastic correspondence among England's news-reading public. Not one to be left behind, Morse writes a letter of his own - and follows a twisting path through Wytham Woods that leads to a most shocking murder.

    F. Girlando says: "Morse Code"
    "Classic Morse"
    Overall

    If you are a into Morse this one is a must listen

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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