Michael Ridpath
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Michael Ridpath

Before becoming a writer, Michael Ridpath used to work as a bond trader in the City of London. After writing eight financial thrillers, which were published in over 30 languages, he began the Magnus Iceland Mystery series, featuring the Icelandic detective Magnus Jonson. He has also written two spy novels set at the beginning of World War II and a stand-alone novel, "Amnesia", set in Scotland. Michael is a former Vice Chair of the Crime Writers' Association. He lives in London. Find out more at his website michaelridpath.com .

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    • Where the Shadows Lie

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One thousand years ago: an Icelandic warrior returns from battle, bearing a ring cut from the right hand of his foe. Seventy years ago: an Oxford professor, working from a secret source, creates the 20th century’s most pervasive legend. The professor’s name? John Ronald Reuel Tolkien....

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    • The Wanderer

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Iceland, 2017: when a young Italian tourist is found brutally murdered at a sacred church in northern Iceland, Magnus Jonson, newly returned to the Reykjavík police force, is called in to investigate....

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    • By Donna on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Amnesia

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Alastair Cunningham wakes up in hospital with almost total amnesia. But he knows that something terrible happened in his past, something that haunts him still....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thoroughly delightful page turner!

    • By Faja4x on 08-18-17

    Regular price: $21.37

    • 66° North

    • A Magnus Iceland Mystery
    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Iceland, 1934. Two boys playing see something they shouldn't have. The consequences will haunt them and their families for generations....

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    • Sea of Stone

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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    Oli and Magnus Jonson have spent decades trying to escape from the shadows of their past. Raised by their grandparents in Bjarnarhofn, a remote farmstead in Iceland, both brothers had to endure brutal violence at the hands of their grandfather....

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    • By Donna on 01-06-19

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Meltwater

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    FreeFlow is a group of activists dedicated to freedom of information. They have evidence of a military atrocity in the Middle East and are preparing to unleash it....

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    • The Polar Bear Killing

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    When a polar bear is sighted in a sleepy Icelandic fishing village, then shot dead by local policeman Constable Halldór, it triggers a debate in the local community....

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    • 66 Degrees North

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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    Iceland 1934: Two boys playing see something they shouldn't have. The consequences will haunt them and their families for generations....

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    • Shadows of War

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    October, 1939: War has been declared, but until the armies massed on either side of the French/German border engage, all is quiet on the Western Front....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Seems familiar in a good way

    • By Drew on 03-19-17

    Regular price: $21.58

    • On the Edge

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    City bond trader Alex Calder is a man known for taking big risks and winning....

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