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  • Unwanted

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kristina Ohlsson
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train. Her distraught mother was left behind at the previous station in what seemed to be a coincidence. The train crew was alerted and kept a watchful eye on the sleeping child. But when the train pulled into Stockholm Central Station, the little girl had vanished. Inspector Alex Recht, assisted by the investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman, are assigned to what at first appears to be a classic custody fight. But then the child is found dead....

    Laurie says: "Good book unforunately very very bad narration"
    "Boring story, bad accents"
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    What disappointed you about Unwanted?

    This story dragged on and on... I gave up on the story. Definitely not up to the standards of Scandinavian noir found in Sjowall and Wahloo, Henning Mankell, or Jo Nesbo. The premise was good - but immediately plummeted from there, digressing into repetitive and uninteresting details about characters I didn't care about. . . and the performer was irritating. Why, in a novel set in Sweden, did she feel compelled to give everyone an accent? Mostly, they sounded like cardboard German characters - definitely nothing like Swedes I personally know. The accents were completely unnecessary and quite irritating. Hard to distinguish individual characters.


    What was most disappointing about Kristina Ohlsson’s story?

    Dull - the author focused on characters who were completely predictable. Much less attention to the mystery. The setting was completely forgettable. The author's name sounds Scandinavian, but I kept wondering if she'd ever visited Sweden, much less live there? There was NO sense of location, which is normally one of the best aspects of Scandinavian noir. The story could have been set in Iowa - and at least that might have eliminated the cardstock accents used by the narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Gave all the characters bizarre accents, which sounded more like Germans than Swedes, and were completely unnecessary. The story is supposed to be set in Sweden. The "accents" just distracted. Basically had two modes for characters, German gravel voiced, or German not gravel voiced. Every time a character spoke I was irritated.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation, disappointment


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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