Reykjavik Murder Mysteries
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  • 1
    Jar City | Arnaldur Indridason

    Jar City

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason’s novels featuring Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson became international sensations on their way to selling millions of copies worldwide. The debut of morose detective Sveinsson finds the inspector and his team delving into the murder of a retiree with horrifying secrets.

    Cerebral Police Procedural

    This is a very quiet novel, written mostly inside the head of the Lead Detective.

    The Detective is tired yet conscientious, has some excess..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2013 by Aaron (United States)
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    Jar City | Arnaldur Indridason

    Jar City

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Delving into the dead man's life Detective Erlendur discovers that 40 years ago he was accused of an appalling crime, but never convicted. Had his past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man.

    Perfect Icelandic Thriller

    Dark and grim like the autumnal October rain falling relentlessly on the poor souls that try to live their life as best they can...But maladies, evil ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 30 2014 by Daniela (Monza, Italy)
  • 2
    Silence of the Grave: Reykjavik Murder Mysteries, Book 2 | Arnaldur Indridason

    Silence of the Grave: Reykjavik Murder Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of ReykjavIk, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the body is unearthed, and the brutalizing history of a family who lived near the building site comes to light along with it. Was the skeleton a man or a woman, a victim or a killer, and is this a simple case of murder or a long-concealed act of justice?

    Lovely, Dark & Deep

    "Silence of the Grave" is difficult to read. I wanted several times to stop listening. Not because the novel is not good, but because it is so terr..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 26 2014 by dwhith ()
  • 3
    Voices | Arnaldur Indridason

    Voices

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Christmas rush is at its peak in a grand ReykjavIk hotel when Inspector Erlendur is called in to investigate a murder. The hotel Santa has been stabbed to death, and Erlendur and his fellow detectives find no shortage of suspects between the hotel staff and the international travelers staying for the holidays. As Christmas Day approaches, Erlendur must deal with his difficult daughter, pursue a possible romantic interest, and untangle a long-buried web of malice and greed to find the murderer.

    Darkest in the Series

    I am a fan of this author and have read all of the series. But this was really dark, more so than any of the others.

    Unless you're into deep..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2016 by ftmgal ()
  • 4
    The Draining Lake: An Inspector Erlendur Novel, Book 4 | Arnaldur Indridason

    The Draining Lake: An Inspector Erlendur Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the wake of an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake drops suddenly, revealing the skeleton of a man half-buried in its sandy bed. It is clear immediately that it has been there for many years. There is a large hole in the skull. Yet more mysteriously, a heavy communication device is attached to it, possibly some sort of radio transmitter, bearing inscriptions in Russian. The police are called in and Erlendur, Elinborg, and Sigurdur Olii begin their investigation, which gradually leads them back to the time of the Cold War when bright, left-wing students would be sent from Iceland to study in the "heavenly state" of communist East Germany.

    Thank goodness for hydrologists!

    I was really looking forward to this book. While it was very good, well performed, and interesting historically, I was hoping for more of a geology c..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2015 by Ruth (North Branch, MN, United States)
  • 5
    Arctic Chill | Arnaldur Indridason

    Arctic Chill

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (196)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
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    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.

    Disappointed.

    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 tha..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 27 2013 by Amazon Customer (Farmland USA)
  • 6
    Hypothermia: A Reykjavik Thriller | Arnaldur Indridason

    Hypothermia: A Reykjavik Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (535)
    Story
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    Iceland’s best-selling novelist and a winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award, Arnaldur Indridason is an international phenomenon highly regarded for his engrossing crime fiction. In Hypothermia, Inspector Erlendur contends with personal demons while investigating a woman’s suicide. Although there are no signs of foul play, Erlendur gradually exposes a sinister plot.

    More, please

    This was a really great listen. I had my doubts for the first five minutes or so, as the story begins and the setting is described. There were so ma..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2011 by Bill (Harrisonburg, VA, United States)
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    Hypothermia | Arnaldur Indridason

    Hypothermia

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    One cold autumn night, a woman is found hanging from a beam at her holiday cottage. At first sight, it appears like a straightforward case of suicide; María had never recovered from the death of her mother two years previously and she had a history of depression. But then the friend who found her body approaches Detective Erlendur with a tape of a séance that María attended before her death and his curiosity is aroused. Driven by a need to find answers, Erlendur begins an unofficial investigation into María's death.

    Chilling. What else?

    Let the gloomy world of Idridason chill you. Life can be bleak, it seems. Thankfully, we have good books and terrific readers. Like this one.

    Reviewed on November 14 2014 by Daniela (Monza, Italy)
  • 7
    Outrage | Arnaldur Indridason

    Outrage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
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    Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlunder decides to take a short leave of absence, putting his female assistant, Elinborg, in charge while he is gone. When a disturbing case lands on her desk, Elinborg is quickly thrust into a world of violent crime. A serial rapist is on the loose, and the clock is ticking as the police race to catch him before he strikes again. With exceptional prose, heart pounding suspense, and a mystery that is not solved until the last minute, Indridason fans everywhere will be thrilled to return to Reykjavik in this outstanding crime novel.

    Good suspense

    Yes, as it was a good, engrossing story.

    Reviewed on August 20 2015 by J. Albright ()
  • 8
    Black Skies | Arnaldur Indridason

    Black Skies

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
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    A man is making a crude leather mask with slits for eyes and mouth, and an iron spike fixed in the middle of the forehead. It is a 'death mask', once used by Icelandic farmers to slaughter calves. He has revenge in mind. Meanwhile, with Detective Erlendur absent, his baseball-loving colleague Sigurdur Óli is in the spotlight. A school reunion has left Sigurdur Óli dissatisfied with life in the police force. Iceland is enjoying an economic boom and young tycoons are busy partying with the international jet set.

    Pleasantly Surprised.

    I read one of Indridason's quite a while ago and found the plot to be very farfetched. Luckily, when I selected Black Skies for download, I did not r..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 30 2013 by Leonard (Honolulu, HI)
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    Black Skies | Arnaldur Indridason

    Black Skies

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    (14)
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    (13)
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    Detective Sigurdur Oli is in trouble. After a school reunion exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much more successful contemporaries, leaving him bitter and resentful, one of his old friends asks him to pay an unofficial visit to a couple of blackmailers. He readily agrees, only to arrive to find one of the pair lying in a pool of blood. When the victim dies in hospital, Sigurdur Oli is faced with investigating a murder without revealing his own reasons for being present at the murder scene.

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    Strange Shores | Arnaldur Indridason

    Strange Shores

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    A young woman walks into the frozen fjords of Iceland, never to be seen again. But Matthildur leaves in her wake rumours of lies, betrayal and revenge. Decades later, somewhere in the same wilderness, Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for Matthildur but also for a long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snow-storm when they were children has coloured his entire life. He is looking for answers.

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    Strange Shores | Arnaldur Indridason

    Strange Shores

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
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    (113)
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    Somewhere in the wilderness of Iceland's frozen East Fjords, Erlendur is on the hunt. For a long lost brother, for a woman who vanished decades ago, for answers. He has come to confront the family tragedy that has haunted him all his life. But it is another missing-person story - the disappearance of Matthildur, lost in a snow-storm decades before but not yet forgotten - which reels him in.

    Melting the snowy past

    I have loved all of Arnaldur Indridason's mysteries since "Jar City". (I first read it from paper, then got the audio version.)
    Erlundur, the ver..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 11 2014 by Bobbie (Tempe, AZ USA)
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    Reykjavik Nights | Arnaldur Indridason

    Reykjavik Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    The Living. Erlendur works nights. He’s a young officer in Traffic, not yet a detective. And Reykjavik’s nights are full of car crashes, robberies, drinkers and fighters. Sometimes an unexplained death. The Lost. A homeless man Erlendur knows is found drowned. But few people care. Or when a young woman on her way home from a club vanishes. Both cases go cold. The Searcher. Two lost people from two different worlds. Erlendur is not an investigator, but his instincts tell him their fates are worth pursuing.

    Classic Erlundur

    I like the narrator but I think the voice us too feminine foe Erlundur. I would like a translation that is less England and more authentic Iceland.

    Reviewed on June 20 2015 by Lorraine ()
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    Reykjavik Nights | Arnaldur Indridason

    Reykjavik Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (197)

    The loner, Erlendur, has recently joined the police force as a young officer. The beat on the streets in ReykjavIk is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband.... And an unexplained death. When a tramp he met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch, no one seems to care. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange and dark underworld of the city.

    Brings Back Memories of Reykjavik

    I have only had a problem with one of Indridason's stories, but this is not the one. It is another great who-dun-it with loads of twists and turns in..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 08 2015 by Leonard (Honolulu, HI)
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    Oblivion | Arnaldur Indridason

    Oblivion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    'The Quick'. A woman swims in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. Steam rises from the water, and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light. 'The Dead'. Miles away, a vast aircraft hangar rises behind the perimeter fence of the US military base. A sickening thud is heard as a man’s body falls from a high platform. 'The Forgotten'. Many years before, a schoolgirl went missing. The world has forgotten her. But Erlendur has not.

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    Into Oblivion: An Icelandic Thriller | Arnaldur Indridason

    Into Oblivion: An Icelandic Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    It is a few years after Reykjavik Nights closed. Erlendur is now a detective working for the shadowy Marion Briem and is already divorced. It is 1979. A body of a man has been found in the blue lagoon, which has not yet become the tourist spot it is today. Apparently the victim fell from a great height, and at first the police investigate the possibility that he has been thrown out of an airplane.

    Love this Series

    I am not sure why I love this series. It could be the personality of our character or the personality of Iceland. Both survive basically inhospitable..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2016 by ftmgal ()