The only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, Arnaldur Indridason has sold more than five million copies of his novels in more than 25 countries. A detective whose inner turmoil threatens to consume him, Erlendur Sveinsson is charged with investigating the death of an Asian boy—and confronting forces colder than Iceland’s frigid clime.
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“A remarkable series.” (New York Times Book Review)
This book was boring beyond measure. It never went anywhere. I always finish listening to my books but this one was a real struggle to continue. Perhaps the worst book I have listened to in a very long time.
The narrator was fine. Have heard him many times and liked his style and voice. The book just has no zing or interest.
The entire book
Don't waste your credit!
Hard to follow, slow uninteresting plot, boring to read
It did not capture me as a reader as most mysteries to. It was not in league with other Nordic writers such as Jo Nesbo
No problem with the reader it was the book
Eliminating a character would not enhance the book
Disappointing, 1st chapter is ok but then it goes downhill
An American Midwesterner
It was the story. And I was shocked. I love this series. I'm dying to find out if anything wierd happened to the little brother! I am not sure that Guidall could have done a thing to help.It seemed like the same witness / suspect interview repeated 150 times! It just went on and on. "Can you think of anyone who would want to hurt him?" "No. Who would have done such a terrible thing?! " I'm sure thats how detective work really is, but I'm hoping for a little bit more entertainment in my escapism. It was all I could do to get to the end.
I will try another one because this had to be a fluke.
George Guidall does wonderfully in EVERYTHING.
About half the interview scenes. Or changed up the dialog at least a little!!
Not in the next six months, but probably in the future to review the story. This is the first time for this author and I plan to listen to more of his books.
The ending. It was tragic but oh so true to the ways of teens, acting without thought or purpose.
George Guidall is one of the best audible book readers. I have listened to many of his books and enjoy them every time mostly because of his skill to put you into the book.
The beginning and terrible waste of a young life.
Make more recordings of all of Arnaldur Indridason's books, not just a few.
Likes intelligent mysteries, spy thrillers, world history, most anything Roman. Hates bad writing.
I wish I would have checked the reviews before I bought this book. I chose this book after reading Jar City by the same author, which is a decidedly better book than this one. Arctic Chill crawls along at a snail's pace, with little in the way of a plot to engage the reader. None of the characters is fleshed out in much depth, and the final solution to the mystery more or less comes out of nowhere. At best this book could be read as a mood piece of an Iceland that is dark, cold, and bleak. Even the introduction of an immigrant family from Thailand, which could have offered some very interesting opportunities for social commentary and dramatic tension, never ascends much above cliche. All in all, a big disappointment.
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