Benny Griessel
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  • 1
    Devil's Peak | Deon Meyer

    Devil's Peak

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    A young woman makes a terrible confession to a priest. An honorable man takes his own revenge for an unspeakable tragedy. An aging inspector tries to get himself sober while taking on the most difficult case of his career. From this beginning, Deon Meyer weaves a story of astonishing complexity and suspense, as Inspector Benny Griessel faces off against a dangerous vigilante who has everything on his side, including public sympathy.

    Excellent

    This was my first Deon Meyer, downloaded based on the review of a reader I follow. At first, I thought this was going to be just another police proced..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2015 by cristina (Somerville, MA, United States)
  • 2
    Thirteen Hours | Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)

    Thirteen Hours

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    Some would call Detective Benny Griessel a legend. Others would call him a drunk. He has trodden on too many toes over the years ever to reach the top of the promotion ladder, and now he concentrates on staying sober and mentoring the new generation of crime fighters: mixed race, Xhosa, and Zulu. But when an American backpacker disappears in Capetown, panicked politicians know who to call....

    A window into urban Africa

    I enjoyed the dialog in this story, learned a bit about the culture in South Africa and was brought on an exciting ride as the drama played out in thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 22 2011 by Dennis (Mazama, WA, United States)
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    Thirteen Hours | Deon Meyer

    Thirteen Hours

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    They killed her best friend. Now they are chasing Rachel Anderson through the streets of Cape Town. The young tourist doesn’t trust anyone - except her father, back in America. When he puts pressure on the politicians, they know that they must find Rachel before the killers do. So Benny Griessel - detective, maverick and father - has just 13 hours to crack a conspiracy which threatens the whole country.

    Captivating

    This is a great book and I enjoyed the whole story. Saul Reichlin did a really commendable job narrating the story. The story had me on the edge of my..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 10 2012 by Lia (Sutton, Australia)
  • 3
    Seven Days | Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)

    Seven Days

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    In Thirteen Hours, homicide detective Bennie Griessel struggled to solve the murder of an American girl, find her missing friend, and avoid drinking again. In Seven Days, Griessel is given another nearly impossible task. Two police officers have been shot, and the department has received an email from the shooter alleging a cover-up in a cold case. He threatens more violence until the case is solved. The case in question is the murder of Hanneke Sloet, an ambitious lawyer stabbed to death in her apartment. There's no apparent motive and no leads, just a set of nude photographs and an ex-boyfriend with a rock-solid alibi.

    Wonderful character development

    Deon Meyer is a very good writer and his stories are a great glimpse into South African culture. When I first started listening to these stories I th..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2012 by Dennis (Mazama, WA, United States)
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    7 Days | Deon Meyer

    7 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    I'll shoot a policeman every day until you arrest the murderer of Hanneke Sloet. Shortly after the South African Police Services receive this threatening email, a policeman is shot by a sniper and recovering alcoholic Benny Griessel is ordered to reopen the Sloet case. Hanneke Sloet was a sensual and ambitious lawyer. At the time of her murder she was working on one of the biggest Black Empowerment deals in South African history. She was found dead in her luxury Cape Town apartment.

    Deon Meyer at his best

    Another winner from Deon Meyer.
    Good narration, and a great cast of characters make this an enjoyable read.

    Reviewed on December 03 2012 by Cheryl (Cape Town South Africa)
  • 4
    Cobra | Deon Meyer

    Cobra

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (82)

    At a guest house in the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley, a famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards killed. It’s clearly a professional job, and the spent shell casings offer a chilling clue: each is engraved with the head of a spitting cobra. Meanwhile, in Cape Town, a skilled young thief is using his talents to put his sister through college. One day he picks the wrong pocket, grabbing the wallet of a young American woman who was delivering valuable and dangerous information.

    Can't pause the book

    I couldn't pause the book for shopping, cooking, or going to bed on time. The story grips you from the start and does not let go. There has been overw..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 11 2014 by Bobbie (Tempe, AZ USA)
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    Cobra | Deon Meyer

    Cobra

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Why would a mathematics professor from Cambridge University, renting a holiday home outside Cape Town, require a false identity and three bodyguards? And where is he, now that they are dead? The only clue to the bodyguards' murder is the snake engraved on the shell casings of the bullets that killed them. Investigating the massacre, Benny Griessel and his team find themselves being drawn into an international conspiracy with shocking implications.

    How good is Deon Meyer

    Deon Meyer Saul Reichlin,Unbelievable , go together like Jo Nesbo and Sean Barret .
    Great story .

    Reviewed on August 06 2014 by chris ()
  • 5
    Icarus: Benny Griessel, Book 5 | Deon Meyer

    Icarus: Benny Griessel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    A gripping new Benny Griessel thriller from one of the world's finest crime writers. When Captain Benny Griessel is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to his breaking point. A former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home, and his relationship with his singer girlfriend, Alexa. He moves into a hotel and starts drinking again.

    Incomplete story on audiobook

    The audio book with 50 chapters is not the complete book. Chapter 50 ends the audio book, with all loose ends: The du Toit son Paul, is diagnosed as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 29 2015 by RICHARD ()
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    Icarus | Deon Meyer

    Icarus

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    A week before Christmas, a young photographer discovers a plastic-wrapped corpse amid the sand dunes north of Cape Town. The only thing found on the corpse is a dead iPhone, but it doesn't take long for the police to identify the body as that of Ernst Richter - the tech whiz behind MyAlibi, an Internet service that provides unfaithful partners with sophisticated cover stories to hide affairs.

    Don't miss this series

    What more can I say? Great characters. Excellent plots that come together (or do they?) in unexpected ways. Start from the first one and listen to th..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 28 2015 by cristina (Somerville, MA, United States)