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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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  • L. H. Healy
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    1/11/16
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    "Absolutely brilliant"
    What made the experience of listening to Redemption the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is absolutely superb, puts so much effort into reading with emphasis and expression, and separating the different characters, really excellent.


    What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

    Yes, absolutely superb as mentioned above, brought so much meaning to the words, brought the story to life, added tension, great expression whilst reading, and great different voices for different characters.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me scared at times and it was also humorous sometimes.


    Any additional comments?

    Already bought and started listening to the next in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather Kerr-Wilbur
    12/22/15
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    "Loved this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have really enjoyed the characters in all three (so far heard) books in this series. The plot is excellent and having read the first two books I can see slow burning stories developing in the background. Looking forward to the next book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • duncan
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    12/15/15
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    "gripping, funny, human"
    Would you listen to Redemption again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen to it again as the pleasure is in the suspense. It tackles some difficult issues without going into the wrong space and losing the enjoyment.


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

    There is a bit of Inspector Rebus about them, sort of combined with Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    the sins of the fathers


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • London Laura
    Essex, England
    12/14/15
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    "A great storey"

    Another gripping storey for Carl and Ashad to fathom out. And a glimpse that religious groups aren't always what they seem.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ross
    11/10/15
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    "Nothing to redeem... in this amazing book series."
    What did you like most about Redemption?

    When looking at a genre that is so awash with unbelievable characters, ridiculously illogical plotting and a myriad of lesser issues, Department Q really makes a dent. What didn't I like about Redemption?


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

    Pass... See previous answer. There's an ocean of irredeemable crud out there.


    What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

    Pacey is arguably the best narrator on the audiobook circuit. I've heard a few people argue the strength of Pacey's narration on certain types of book (though they all agree, he's generally top tier)... Anyway... When it comes to this series particularly, there is no other narrator.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Pass.


    Any additional comments?

    Read this series in sequence. It's more than half the fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zoe
    10/4/15
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    "The best of an excellent series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Redemption to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version. However, Steven Pacey is an excellent excellent narrator & brings the whole world of Department Q to life so effectively, I can't imagine that the print version could possibly be better without him.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    What's great about the characters is that they are so much better when they work alongside others. As such, I'd said Carl & Assad's interplay is the best character-based stuff in the book. They cover a huge range of emotions and dynamics between them and clearly need each other, in very different ways!


    What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

    Hi voices are distinct & now into books three, are integral to the characters. The way he paces the story in fantastic too- you can sometimes only appreciate this when you hear other narrators who don't do it as well.


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

    Ideally yes, thought it's lengths rather precludes it. Breaking it down in to half an hour commutes does lend a certain tension to it however, although the last couple of hours did have to be reserved until it could be done in all one sitting, as the tension was fantastic!


    Any additional comments?

    Each of Department Q's stories is unique and original, in a way that makes a lots of crime fiction look predictable. Having listened to all 5 currently available in the series, I'd say this is the best. If you're unsure- get it! You won't regret it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Game Reviewer
    UK Amersham
    9/26/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Good story.
    Narrated so well. Even though some of the names are unfamiliar the characters all have their own accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sigrin
    Valdisere, France
    9/22/15
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    "Religious redemption"

    Carl, Assad and Rose come to the rescue again in this clever thriller involving religious cults who keep themselves to themselves. So when a serial pyscho-path with a disturbed past is about, its difficult to track him down as the communities do not want to involve others, especially the police in their plight.

    I have enjoyed the department Q books although I have found Steven Pacey's Danish pronunciation a little odd, and his regional English accents even stranger for these Danish characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • toveyc1
    8/31/15
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    "Good story."

    I did like this story. Merc and the gang at it again. I wish the endings would vary but I can't be a spoiler and ruin it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    8/25/15
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    "Looked forward to car journeys to keep listening."

    Steven Pacey's narration of Department Q books brings all the characters to life, enhancing the quality of the writing and bringing out the humour within otherwise gripping crime novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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