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A Death in Sweden Audiobook

A Death in Sweden

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Publisher's Summary

Dan Hendricks is a man in need of a lifeline. A former CIA operative, he is now an agent for hire by foreign powers on the hunt for dangerous fugitives. It's a lethal world at the best of times, and Dan knows his number is almost up. His next job could be his last - and his next job is his biggest yet.

The target sounds trackable enough: Jacques Fillon, who gave up his life trying to save a fellow passenger following a bus crash in northern Sweden. But the man was something of an enigma in this rural community, and his death exposes his greatest secret: Jacques Fillon never existed at all.

Dan is tasked with uncovering Fillon's true identity - but can he do so before his own past catches up with him?

©2015 Kevin Wignall (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 04-27-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 04-27-16 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Excellent espionage novel!"

    A Death in Sweden is about intrigue and murder within US intelligence operations. There are really no good guys here. It is a power struggle of two senior level US intelligence leaders. Dan Hendricks, the protagonist , kills a lot of people, but in the end he is simply a pawn, a highly effective pawn but still a pawn. The setting of the novel is Europe, mostly Sweden, France, and Germany.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Ericksen 07-21-16

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    "Full of boilerplate"

    This is below the level of airplane books . Writing is very bad, with short sentences as if written for kids in grade school. No character development , lots of names, lots of gratuitous violence with little explaining who the various people are. Not even sure who was who, or why they were killing each other.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Tucson, AZ, US 01-12-16
    Amazon Customer Tucson, AZ, US 01-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not uninteresting, but essentially c&&p"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this to a friend who just wants some diversion, but who isn't troubled by poor narration and plot. I was interested enough to finish the book, but basically this is junk.


    If you’ve listened to books by Kevin Wignall before, how does this one compare?

    NA


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Rivals GW Bush for pronunciation slips.


    Could you see A Death in Sweden being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It probably would make a great Hollywood movie--lots and lots of gore, but not much else to it.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    John Windsor 07-02-16
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    "Never saw it coming!"

    This really is a first class story! I'm angry with myself for starting it with a really synical attitude. I had recently read a few too many sub par novels and suspected this was merely one more. Please don't make the same mistake! This is creative writing at a whole other level. Allow yourself to get lost in it's interesting setting, well developed characters and a pay off that I personally never saw coming! A splendid read and worth your investment of time! Enjoy!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-29-16
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    "great story"

    really good book, well written story. good twists and plot and an interesting character that leads you through the story. well narrated also.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry 02-18-16
    Sherry 02-18-16
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    "Just Awesome!"

    Fast paced, sometimes sad, comical relief when appropriate. Plot was clear with enough suspense to keep you going. Audiobook well narrated.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Death in Sweden"

    Gave only three star. Good story. Moved a little slow.. but I couldn't stop listening.

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    Jayson 02-17-17
    Jayson 02-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great book!"

    I really enjoyed this book. I felt like it was captivating kept me interested the entire book would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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    Karen 01-15-17
    Karen 01-15-17

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "A Brave Sacrifice"
    If you could sum up A Death in Sweden in three words, what would they be?

    Good Travel log. I used new 1.25x speed, and the story was good, but it didn't make me want to seek out more of author. Reader did a fab job of expressing author's work so if you want a read to check out reader, this books shows off readers talent.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin Wignall? Why or why not?

    No, as this author is not for me. I have over 100 new books and the author needs to entice me at my first listen of their work.
    At times, I thought the writer was a woman, or felt the editing needed to be better. A bit too feminine in the undertone of the story. (I am a core romance listener )


    Which character – as performed by Will Damron – was your favorite?

    I loved Charlie. I have a few books read by Mr Damron, see Tiffany Snow's Kades story as reader brings the hero to living color. Not to be missed if you like mystery romance.


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    Michael R. Rainey Sarasota, FL 01-11-17
    Michael R. Rainey Sarasota, FL 01-11-17 Listener Since 2009
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    "Action Packed Spy Adventure"

    Nice variation of typical assassin plot with twist to open book. Well done narration.

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    "Definitely not fast paced!"

    I would not have classed this as a thriller as it was lacking in thrills. Just because people die, it doesn't equal excitement & great investigative skill.
    The pace was desultory, the main character was conflicted but there was a smattering of a story.
    Gave it 3* because I made it to the end!

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