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The Troubled Man Audiobook

The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective Kurt Wallander.

Håkan von Enke, a retired naval officer, disappears during a walk in a forest near Stockholm. Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation, but he is personally affected—von Enke is his daughter’s father-in-law—and Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility. He is confounded by the information he uncovers, which hints at elaborate Cold War espionage.

Wallander is also haunted by his own past and desperate to live up to the hope that a new granddaughter represents, and will soon come face-to-face with his most intractable adversary—himself.

Suspenseful, darkly atmospheric, psychologically gripping, The Troubled Man is certain to be celebrated by readers, listeners, and critics alike.

More mayhem? Listen to all of our Kurt Wallander mysteries.

©2011 Henning Mankell (P)2011 Random House

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    RuthAnn Knoxville, TN, United States 03-29-11
    RuthAnn Knoxville, TN, United States 03-29-11 Member Since 2008
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    "thank heavens it's not narrated by Dick Hill..."

    Have no idea how I'll feel about this book by the time I'm done listening but just knowing someone besides Dick Hill is narrating gives me hope. I want my Scanidinavian narrators to have a Scanidinavian accent.

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    Ghazi Dakik 01-11-17
    Ghazi Dakik 01-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Ending lacked excitement."

    a somewhat engaging story with a cryptic ending. I especially liked the father daughter dialogue.

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    zlady 10-05-16
    zlady 10-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "New narrator"

    For those who have intended to the rest of this series, the final book is narrated by a new reader. While he does a fine job, he is not quite as expressive as the original reader. Otherwise, the story has the same richly developed plot and character development as the rest of the series.

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    Zeta Cross Philadelphia, PA 08-14-16
    Zeta Cross Philadelphia, PA 08-14-16 Member Since 2014

    real estate agent, owner of a fixer upper

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    "Last wallendar"

    I loved every minute of this book. I wish there were an endless supply of these novels. Wallendar is my favorite detective, Henning Mankell is such a superb writer. So great with characters.

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    BallaghMan North Carolina, US 05-20-16
    BallaghMan North Carolina, US 05-20-16 Member Since 2016

    Nothing like a good read.....(or listen!).

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    "Depressing."

    Great detective plot, which kept one guessing nicely, but the backdrop of the slowly declining detective which starts early and is relentless is very grinding. The author clearly wanted to get a message across. The book needed editing. We don't need to know the dogs every movement or mood, or every cup of coffee (that's common to many of the Scandinavian detective series it seems!).

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    Catherine 07-14-15
    Catherine 07-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A final tribute to a great detective"

    Markell is a master story teller! He has given Wallander such humanity. He is tenacious in his pursuit of the truth.

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    Jared Shockley 06-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not the best in the series.."

    It was a weird way to end this out. I understand it was Menkell's intent to wrap everything up, but it did not work for me.

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    patleib San Francisco, CA, USA 02-20-15
    patleib San Francisco, CA, USA 02-20-15

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    "Wonderful reader and story"

    This audio book kept us brilliantly entertained on an incredibly long car trip. The miles just flew by as we were lost in this marvelous, albeit sad, story. The writing flows so smoothly, and we never could figure out what came next. We love the Wallander books, but this one, the last of the series, was emotional and heartfelt. Highly recommend.

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    Deborah Dalton Alexandria, VA, United States 08-19-14
    Deborah Dalton Alexandria, VA, United States 08-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Long and introspective book."
    If you could sum up The Troubled Man in three words, what would they be?

    This book was great although it is very long and very dark and very introspective - not unusual for Henning Mankell books but don't read it if you are down. The narrator did a fine job of being Kurt Wallander, even against the great BBC and Public TV series that are beloved.


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    Peggy United States 09-18-13
    Peggy United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2011

    Peggy Davis

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    "A favorite Henning Mankell"
    Would you listen to The Troubled Man again? Why?

    Enjoyed Mankell's writing, as always, and Robin Sachs did a terrific job. I'll be looking for more books narrated by him.


    Which character – as performed by Robin Sachs – was your favorite?

    Wallender


    Any additional comments?

    Loved with relationship between Wallender and his daughter.

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