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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.

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©2011 Henning Mankell (P)2011 Random House

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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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    Prefer Anonymity 03-22-16

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    "Oh So Troubled..."

    I love this author but this book was a total downer. The story of a loner who had purposely isolated himself from friends etc. Lives on the tip of a peninsula in Norway, where he is only guy on the mailman's route. VERY slow moving. Pulling teeth.

    Mankell is a master at painting the picture, but the subject of this picture is a big yawner

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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

    Grandma Pat

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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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    Renee 06-20-13
    Renee 06-20-13
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    "Wished Mr Robin Sachs had narrated the series"
    Would you listen to The Troubled Man again? Why?

    Very good listen, the plot is good but the story development is the charm.


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

    Character depth, and that is his hallmark, at least to me. His narrative and character development skills have enhanced every story I've had the pleasure of hearing him read.


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    Nancy Martira Brooklyn, NY 04-27-13
    Nancy Martira Brooklyn, NY 04-27-13 Member Since 2007

    Brooklyn dog owner and detective story fan. I also enjoy memoirs, short stories and literary fiction.

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    "The Start of my Love Affair with Wallander"

    This was my first Kurt Wallander novel - and it seems I have started with the last book in the series. I'm usually fanatical about reading series in order, so this is a strange experience for me - watching a robust, beloved character draw the curtains on his story without having the benefit of being there when the curtain went up.

    This story reads incredibly quickly and compellingly, but there is also a feeling of "Kurt Wallander, this is your life!" [Presumably] old character resurface. Old cases are referenced. In addition to untangling a knot of espionage, Wallander must also face his own aging and the mortality of those around him, which he does with an austerity of sentimentality that still manages to be powerful.

    So, this may be Mankell's last Wallander, but it won't be my last.

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