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Faceless Killers | [Henning Mankell]

Faceless Killers

One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of a violence beyond reason. Wallander's life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him.
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One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death; his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of violence beyond reason. Wallander's life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him. He works tirelessly, eats badly, and drinks his nights away in a lonely, neglected flat. But now Wallander must forget his troubles and throw himself into a battle against time.

©2000 Henning Mankell (P)2009 Random House Audio

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    Patricia Cape Town, South Africa 04-30-12
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    "MANKELL HITS THE SPOT AGAIN"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Faceless Killers to be better than the print version?

    YES


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    YES


    What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    YES HE IS A VERY GOOD READER AND WE BOTH ENJOYED HIS PRESENTATION


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither but kept us guessing to the end


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    Allan Cumming Auckland, New Zealand 11-29-11
    Allan Cumming Auckland, New Zealand 11-29-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Solid police procedural"

    One of the problems with this title is the unavoidable comparison with Nesbo, especially given Sean Barrett's excellent narration of both authors. Wallander is, for me, a less interesting and less well developed character than Harry Hole, but this is the first in the Wallander series (apart from the more recent "prequel") so maybe he will develop over the subsequent books. The story is solid, and sufficiently complex to maintain interest, so I will be giving the rest of the series a go. I just have yet to develop an empathy for the characters

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    cork, Ireland
    10/21/11
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    "Good Story, but very slow moving."

    I found it very slow moving.I felt the mystery was never going to finish.
    I have listened to other books read by Sean Barrett.He is a great storyteller.
    In this book ,He tries his best to create tension and suspense with the characters but I just didn't find the story very gripping.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • NeverwinterMoon
    12/23/12
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    "So simple, yet so captivating"

    The first time I head of Kurt Wallander was when I watched an episode of UK series Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. It was a truly refreshing experience. The lead character who is human enough to be believable and yet exciting enough to observ and follow. Since then, I've watched all the available episodes and decided to turn to the source.



    The biggest disappointment about the book was that the episode based on it follows it almost to the point. I always knew what was going to happen - hardly anything was changed in the adaptation. Which was the right thing to do as the original, this book, is simply fantastic. The main theme of the book is a very present-day problem not only in Sweden, but all over Europe.



    The narration is slow. And is rightly so. Kurt is not one of the those detectives that runs around shooting his gun at everything that doesn't look right. He is very down-to-earth, he is smart, but, what's most important, he is persistent. He will try over and over, and over again, until he succeeds. Slow pace of narration helps to get into the mood of the world surrounding Kurt Wallander.

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  • alex
    basingstoke, United Kingdom
    8/12/12
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    "similar in style to steig Larson"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, similar in style to the millenium trilogy by steig larson.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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