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  • The Keeper of Lost Causes

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,882

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic New Scandinavian Series!!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 09-12-12

The title says it all!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

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The poor narration of this book makes it impossible to give the author the benefit of the doubt.

  • Another Life

  • A Burke Novel
  • By: Andrew Vachss
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

With the Prof clinging to life in an underground hospital facility, a man named Pryce shows up to make Burke an offer: professional care for the Prof and a clean slate for everyone in his family in return for Burke's services. Even though Pryce is a merciless man, never to be completely trusted, Burke knows he has only one choice, so he takes the job.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Antihero rides again

  • By Sara R. on 10-31-11

Vachss disappoints

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-09

Vachss has a niche in the noir genre but this novel is the weakest of his Burke novels. Vachss's tough-guy was more compelling in the early novels and the adventures more adventuresome. In this one, the dialogue seems forced, halting and convoluted and the author's recurring theme of child protection gets lost in his long-winded self-righteous political rants. It's not the narrator's fault.

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