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The Fire Pit

Narrated by: Matt Addis
Series: Faroes Trilogy, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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In the wake of a dying man’s apparent suicide, the skeleton of a young woman is discovered on a windswept hillside. Detective Hjalti Hentze suspects that it is the body of a Norwegian woman reported missing 40 years earlier, while a commune occupied the land, and whose death may be linked to the abduction and rape of a local Faroese girl.

Meanwhile British DI Jan Reyna is pursuing his investigation into his mother’s suicide. But as he learns more about her final days, links between the two cases start to appear: a conspiracy of murder and abuse spanning four decades. And as Hentze puts the same pieces together, he realises that Reyna is willing to go further than ever before to learn the truth....

©2017 Chris Ould (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • RJ
  • 12-02-18

Much worse than first two

While I liked his first two books, this one seemed disconnected and rushed in its unsatisfying conclusion. It really wasn't part of a Faroe trilogy so much as a book about Danish crimes and the characters were left dangling at the end. Good narrator though.

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Best of Three

This book is very well done in both story and performance. It is important to have read books one and two and essential to have read at least book two. The story in book 3 stands on its own but knowing the prior books helps with the flow. Some excellent twists and turns throughout none of which are beyond belief. The story telling is excellent with different voices and accents. This should be the beginning of a super series just like Bosch (Michael Connelly). In short, its an excellent listen.

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Terrific

The whole trilogy is excellent. Intellectually so[histicated, great plots, very good writing as well as great narrator. The very best of,Scandinavian crime mysteries.

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Slow start, but stay with it.

My one frustration with this narrator is the slow reading, particularly at the beginning of books. I almost gave up in total frustration with this one, but kept with it.

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Loved the Trilogy

Excellent trilogy. I knew nothing about the Faroe Islands before this, but I read some things about them. Such interesting books & be prepared to get a glimpse of real evil.

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  • Chris
  • Orem, UT United States
  • 06-13-18

One of my favorite series.

Chris Ould has written three amazing books that have great and rich characters. His writing transposed me to the locations and gives me that sense of being right there. I have about 4 boos series that I could read or listen to anytime, this is one.

Matt Addis gives a wonderful performance, clearly differentiating each character. His accents and vocal inflections are great.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 06-08-18

Really enjoyable and hard to put down

I love Chris Ould's characters as they all have rounded personalities whether good or bad. The story was complex and well written, I wonder whether there will be another follow up. I do hope so, I have become quite fond of the main characters.

Matt Addis reads well and he distinguishes between characters and keep the listener caught up in the action.

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  • Roo B
  • 07-23-18

Great trilogy!!

I really enjoyed listening to these 3 books. Reminded me very much of Anne Cleaves’ Shetland series, high praise indeed!! Highly recommended.

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  • Jennifer Chennell
  • 08-17-18

Brilliant

Am genuinely sorry that this trilogy is over.. It is a brilliant read and the Narrator perfect for it. Would recommend to anyone who liked PD James certainly up to her standard.

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  • mr james p blyth
  • 06-06-18

so so njoyable

three of the best books/stories I have ever read. do not pass them by. look foreword to his next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-18

Brilliant retelling by Matt Addis

Ould’s Faroes novels are gripping and Matt Addis is the best reader possible. Fantastic stuff.

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  • Pam Herbert
  • 08-19-18

Stunning rea<br />Very good story lune<br />v good characts

Very good story like be with two very strong lead characters. Locality was also great

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  • Lynda
  • 07-20-18

A good listen! And high praise for the narrator!

I very much enjoyed this book as I did the previous books in the series. I enjoy the settings which are different from the norm. The only problem for me is that because all the names are unfamiliar in as much as they are Faroes or Danish it is sometimes a bit tricky to keep a track of who is who if you have gaps between listening.

Matt Addis is a fabulous reader ... one of the very best and I am very picky and hard to please over narrators! He gets women’s voices so well that you don’t question them for a moment. I can’t bear those narrators who put on high squeaky voices that sound like cartoon characters! He is absolutely brilliant with accents.

Thoroughly recommend this book

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  • David
  • 06-14-19

Really pleasantly surprised...

... At the quality of this book and how easy it was to like the main characters. A proper who dunnit...

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  • KathyW, UK
  • 05-07-19

Wow!

I just have to say 'wow' now that I've (sadly) finished this terrific trilogy. A comfortable intriguing read and one I'll listen to again I know. The different threads of the stories in the other books all tied up in a twist. I'll miss the leading characters whom I feel I've come to know well. Feeling rather bereft now the books are finished. Superb narrator definitely helped.

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  • Mike T.
  • 12-13-18

A worthy (and dark) conclusion to a great trilogy.

Darker and (at the end) more frantic than the previous books in this great trilogy.

The Reyna part in particular is so interwoven with the rest of all three books, that it's obvious that the trilogy storyline was made up by Chris Ould from the beginning. Not that I minded. This is a very good read with that "unputdownable" feel to it. As in Blood Strand and Killing Bay the subtle psychology in the conversations and thoughts are most convincing.

Good narration by Matt Addis.

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