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Redemption Audiobook

Redemption: Department Q, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

The downloadable, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s sensational new thriller, read by the actor Steven Pacey.

Two boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Their kidnapper has gone, but soon he will return. Their bonds are inescapable.

But there is a bottle and tar to seal it. Paper and a splinter for writing; blood for ink. A message begging for help.

In Copenhagen’s cold cases division Carl Morck has received a bottle. It holds an old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two boys. Is it real? Who are they and why weren’t they reported missing? Can they possibly still be alive?

©2013 Jussi Adler-Olsen (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited

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  • mollymoon1
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    11/13/13
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    "Very Good Story"

    Another great book from Scandanavia - these authors are brilliant in their telling of a good story. This is another to add to the list - the story brings something different to the listener and amalgamates an old crime with a recent crime. The story surrounds a group of Jahova Witnesses and how they get trapped by a malicious member of their own religion, who has a traumatic past of his own. There is a lot of barbarity in this story and it is not overly softened in the telling which does involve children, so listener beware it is harsh. Steven Pacey tells the story well and is good with accenting the characters, each of who has their own personality and there are some damn funny moments amongst the banter. I would recommend this book, its well read, well written and will take you through a lot of emotions. Enjoy.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • chris
    thorpe le soken, United Kingdom
    8/4/13
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    "More Please,"
    What did you like most about Redemption?

    What a brilliant writer this Jussi Alder-Olsen is, what a great narrator and translation. Wonderful characters, coupled with a story line that sounds believable and the humor that made me laugh out loud . Much more of this author please.


    What other book might you compare Redemption to, and why?

    Mercy and Disgraced, same core characters


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Any of the office scenes, connection between Carl, Assad and Rose


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I wanted to savor the story so tried to string it out for as long as possible


    Any additional comments?

    Why did Rose not pass on the message to Carl as to the whereabouts of the boathouse?

    The killer was killed too soon.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Ken
    WREXHAM, United Kingdom
    9/10/13
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    "Was it meant to be funny?"

    I downloaded this based on the high ratings and the fact that it was a crime thriller, which I like. Being a big fan of Jo Nesbo and Stig Larson, I assumed it would be another of that type. The story is excellent and the plot well thought-out, but what ruins the book is the general 'brevity' of the dialogue between the police characters and in the inward thoughts of the main police character. Literally 85% of the non-plot related story was written in an attempt to be funny. I say attempt, because it wasn't funny at all. Perhaps this was a case of lost in translation. The plot deserved the gavitas in general dialogue that authors such as Jo Nesbo or Micheal Connolly would have given to this subject matter. Perhaps is was meant to be funny, but that seems at odds with the plot. Comedy crime thrillers can work as in the case of the Rivers of London series, but for me this didn't. The narrator did a good job with a dodgy 'script'.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    4/9/17
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    "Fantastic narrator."

    The narrator is the best thing about this audio book. He creates different accents and voices for the characters which, for me, make up for the meandering plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mazzz
    4/7/17
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    "Another great suspense, well read."

    ... on to the next one before they appear on BBC 4! Heart pounding stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gregory F Naylor
    1/24/17
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    "There's an excellent thriller in here somewhere"
    What did you like best about Redemption? What did you like least?

    The mystery, the crimes, the detection are compelling and exciting. Assad is an excellent character; his relationship with Carl is well drawn and entertaining. However, the book is spoiled by too much padding concerning the hero's domestic arrangements, relationships with colleagues, unconvincing personal feuds etc.


    What does Steven Pacey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Steven Pacey is an excellent narrator. As a voice artist he is superb and brings each character vividly to life. The only issue I have is that his rendition of Carl is too demonstrative for the character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darren B.
    1/23/17
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    "Fantastic book..."

    My first book of this series and very impressed with the story with its fine details and many many twists and moments of suspense.. The narration could not have been better and I'm so pleased it's the same narrator for the whole series, as I will be reading all of them if they are all like this one..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jinglekitties
    UK
    1/7/17
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    "compelling listening"

    Intricately plotted wth high tension relieved by the witty writing about the relationships amongst the Department Q team members, all extraordinary characters. Superb narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bookworm
    Dorset in England
    12/26/16
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    "a master story teller"
    If you could sum up Redemption in three words, what would they be?

    A compulsive read


    Any additional comments?

    This is the third book and the series gets better every time.
    The plots are well thought out and it is difficult to guess what is going to happen. Really original stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlotte
    11/14/16
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    "Great story"

    Really really great plot. Would make a brilliant film. Steven Pacey is a superb narrator. I've heard him do the Susan hill books too. Wish he could do the Hanging Girl book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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