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  • Roseanna

  • A Martin Beck Mystery
  • By: Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

On a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from Sweden's Lake Vättern. Three months later, all that Police Inspector Martin Beck knows is that her name is Roseanna, that she came from Lincoln, Nebraska, and that she could have been strangled by any one of 85 people. As Beck narrows down the list of likely suspects, he is drawn increasingly to the enigma of the victim, a free-spirited traveler with a penchant for the casual sexual encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-10

Long Awaited

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-09

I found this book chilling when I first read it in the early 70's and having it read was wonderful - still creepy. I hope the other titles by Sjowall and Wahloo are brought along as well. The forward by Henning Mankell was frosting on the cake.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Shadowfires

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

Rachel's request for a quick and clean divorce enraged her husband. She had never seen Eric so angry, so consumed by pure and terrifying hatred. Then, in the heat of the moment, Eric was struck down in a traffic accident. His death was instantaneous. Shocked and relieved, Rachel had nothing left to fear. Until Eric's body disappeared from the morgue - and Rachel was stalked by someone who looked like her dead husband.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome to the Land of Oz

  • By Samantha on 08-14-08

Oh, for heaven's sake

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-08

I'm a fan of Dean Koontz' books but I'll never know about this one! The narrator reads clearly but with a thud-like monotonous cadence that is far too sticky-sweeet for a Dean Koontz novel; she would be better suited to a bodice-ripper or Redbook. I can't stand any of the characters and her reading makes all of the women sound on the verge of hyseterics - I've made it into the second part and am finally giving up on it after listening to her read more of the "sexy" parts - who cares what happens to these weenies?

23 of 24 people found this review helpful