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  • Jar City | Arnaldur Indridason

    Jar City

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason’s novels featuring Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson became international sensations on their way to selling millions of copies worldwide. The debut of morose detective Sveinsson finds the inspector and his team delving into the murder of a retiree with horrifying secrets.

    Aaron says: "Cerebral Police Procedural"
  • The Draining Lake: An Inspector Erlendur Novel, Book 4 | Arnaldur Indridason

    The Draining Lake: An Inspector Erlendur Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the wake of an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake drops suddenly, revealing the skeleton of a man half-buried in its sandy bed. It is clear immediately that it has been there for many years. There is a large hole in the skull. Yet more mysteriously, a heavy communication device is attached to it, possibly some sort of radio transmitter, bearing inscriptions in Russian. The police are called in and Erlendur, Elinborg, and Sigurdur Olii begin their investigation, which gradually leads them back to the time of the Cold War when bright, left-wing students would be sent from Iceland to study in the "heavenly state" of communist East Germany.

    Pat says: "Far Too Much History"
  • Reykjavik Nights | Arnaldur Indridason

    Reykjavik Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The loner, Erlendur, has recently joined the police force as a young officer. The beat on the streets in ReykjavIk is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband.... And an unexplained death. When a tramp he met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch, no one seems to care. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange and dark underworld of the city.

    Leonard says: "Brings Back Memories of Reykjavik"
  • Silence of the Grave: Reykjavik Murder Mysteries, Book 2 | Arnaldur Indridason

    Silence of the Grave: Reykjavik Murder Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of ReykjavIk, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the body is unearthed, and the brutalizing history of a family who lived near the building site comes to light along with it. Was the skeleton a man or a woman, a victim or a killer, and is this a simple case of murder or a long-concealed act of justice?

    dwhith says: "Lovely, Dark & Deep"
  • The Shadow District

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    A 90-year-old man is found dead in his bed, smothered with his own pillow. On his desk, the police find newspaper cuttings about a murder case dating from the Second World War, when a young woman was found strangled behind Reykjavik's National Theatre. Konrad, a former detective, is bored with retirement and remembers the crime. He grew up in "the shadow district", a rough neighborhood bordered by the National Theatre. Why would someone be interested in that crime now?

  • Voices | Arnaldur Indridason

    Voices

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Christmas rush is at its peak in a grand ReykjavIk hotel when Inspector Erlendur is called in to investigate a murder. The hotel Santa has been stabbed to death, and Erlendur and his fellow detectives find no shortage of suspects between the hotel staff and the international travelers staying for the holidays. As Christmas Day approaches, Erlendur must deal with his difficult daughter, pursue a possible romantic interest, and untangle a long-buried web of malice and greed to find the murderer.

    ftmgal says: "Darkest in the Series"
  • Into Oblivion: An Icelandic Thriller | Arnaldur Indridason

    Into Oblivion: An Icelandic Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    It is a few years after Reykjavik Nights closed. Erlendur is now a detective working for the shadowy Marion Briem and is already divorced. It is 1979. A body of a man has been found in the blue lagoon, which has not yet become the tourist spot it is today. Apparently the victim fell from a great height, and at first the police investigate the possibility that he has been thrown out of an airplane.

    ftmgal says: "Love this Series"
  • Hypothermia: A Reykjavik Thriller | Arnaldur Indridason

    Hypothermia: A Reykjavik Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Iceland’s best-selling novelist and a winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award, Arnaldur Indridason is an international phenomenon highly regarded for his engrossing crime fiction. In Hypothermia, Inspector Erlendur contends with personal demons while investigating a woman’s suicide. Although there are no signs of foul play, Erlendur gradually exposes a sinister plot.

    Silverhamr says: "Very Fine Quiet Mystery!"
  • Outrage | Arnaldur Indridason

    Outrage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlunder decides to take a short leave of absence, putting his female assistant, Elinborg, in charge while he is gone. When a disturbing case lands on her desk, Elinborg is quickly thrust into a world of violent crime. A serial rapist is on the loose, and the clock is ticking as the police race to catch him before he strikes again. With exceptional prose, heart pounding suspense, and a mystery that is not solved until the last minute, Indridason fans everywhere will be thrilled to return to Reykjavik in this outstanding crime novel.

    EileenT says: "I love elinborg!"
  • Jar City | Arnaldur Indridason

    Jar City

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Delving into the dead man's life Detective Erlendur discovers that 40 years ago he was accused of an appalling crime, but never convicted. Had his past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man.

    Karen W. Lam says: "Not Bad, Not Great"
  • Strange Shores | Arnaldur Indridason

    Strange Shores

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Somewhere in the wilderness of Iceland's frozen East Fjords, Erlendur is on the hunt. For a long lost brother, for a woman who vanished decades ago, for answers. He has come to confront the family tragedy that has haunted him all his life. But it is another missing-person story - the disappearance of Matthildur, lost in a snow-storm decades before but not yet forgotten - which reels him in.

    Bobbie says: "Melting the snowy past"
  • The Shadow District | Arnaldur Indridason,Victoria Cribb - translator

    The Shadow District

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason, Victoria Cribb - translator
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Old crimes, new consequences. In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled behind the National Theatre, a rough and dangerous area of the city known as 'the shadow district'. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrad, a former detective now bored with retirement, finds newspaper cuttings in the dead man's home reporting the shadow district murder....

  • Black Skies | Arnaldur Indridason

    Black Skies

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    A man is making a crude leather mask with slits for eyes and mouth, and an iron spike fixed in the middle of the forehead. It is a 'death mask', once used by Icelandic farmers to slaughter calves. He has revenge in mind. Meanwhile, with Detective Erlendur absent, his baseball-loving colleague Sigurdur Óli is in the spotlight. A school reunion has left Sigurdur Óli dissatisfied with life in the police force. Iceland is enjoying an economic boom and young tycoons are busy partying with the international jet set.

    Leonard says: "Pleasantly Surprised."
  • Arctic Chill | Arnaldur Indridason

    Arctic Chill

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, Arnaldur Indridason has sold more than five million copies of his novels in more than 25 countries. A detective whose inner turmoil threatens to consume him, Erlendur Sveinsson is charged with investigating the death of an Asian boy—and confronting forces colder than Iceland’s frigid clime.

    Neal says: "Another great Arnaldur Indridason Iceland mystery"
  • Opération Napoléon | Arnaldur Indridason

    Opération Napoléon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Thierry Janssen
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    1945. Un bombardier allemand s'écrase sur le Vatnajökull, le plus grand glacier d'Europe, qui l'engloutit. Parmi les survivants, étrangement, des officiers allemands et américains. Vont-ils mourir gelés, emportant un des plus lourds secrets du XXe siècle ? 1999. Le glacier fond et les forces spéciales de l'armée américaine envahissent immédiatement le Vatnajökull et tentent en secret de dégager l'avion. Deux jeunes randonneurs surprennent ces manœuvres et sont rapidement réduits au silence.

  • Le Duel (Commissaire Erlendur Sveinsson 12) | Arnaldur Indridason

    Le Duel (Commissaire Erlendur Sveinsson 12)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Jean Marc Delhausse
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    Pendant l'été 1972, Reykjavík est envahi par les touristes venus assister au championnat du monde d'échecs qui oppose l'Américain Fischer et le Russe Spassky. L'Américain se conduit comme un enfant capricieux et a de multiples exigences, le Russe est sympathique. Il a seulement préféré loger à l'hôtel plutôt qu'à la maison des syndicats, où voulait l'accueillir le Parti Communiste islandais. Pourquoi ?

  • Operation Napoleon | Arnaldur Indridason

    Operation Napoleon

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Scandinavian crime writer and international literary phenomenon Arnaldur Indridason pens compulsively readable mysteries that have shot to the tops of best-seller lists around the world. When the U.S. Army attempts to secretly remove a plane from an Icelandic glacier, World War II intrigue erupts in the present - and threatens to engulf everyone in its path.

    Lawrence says: "Misbegotten Thriller"
  • Les nuits de Reykjavik (Commissaire Erlendur Sveinsson 13) | Arnaldur Indridason

    Les nuits de Reykjavik (Commissaire Erlendur Sveinsson 13)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Jean-Marc Delhausse
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    Erlendur le solitaire vient d'entrer dans la police, et les rues de Reykjavik dans lesquelles il patrouille de nuit sont agitées : accidents de la circulation, contrebande, vols, violences domestiques... Des gamins trouvent en jouant dans un fossé le cadavre d'un clochard qu'il croisait régulièrement dans ses rondes. On conclut à l'accident et l'affaire est classée. Pourtant le destin de cet homme hante Erlendur et l'entraîne toujours plus loin dans les bas-fonds étranges et sombres de la ville.

  • La rivière noire (Commissaire Erlendur Sveinsson 9) | Arnaldur Indridason

    La rivière noire (Commissaire Erlendur Sveinsson 9)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Jean-Marc Delhausse
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    Dans un appartement, un jeune homme gît dans un bain de sang sans qu'il y ait le moindre signe d'effraction ou de lutte. Pas d'arme du crime, rien que cette entaille en travers de la gorge de la victime. Et dans sa poche, des cachets de Rohypnol, connu sous le nom de drogue du viol... Runolfur a-t-il violé une femme qui s'est ensuite vengée ? Un châle trouvé sous le lit va mettre Elinborg, l'inspectrice qui remplace Erlendur, sur la piste d'une jeune femme.

  • Oblivion | Arnaldur Indridason

    Oblivion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    'The Quick'. A woman swims in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. Steam rises from the water, and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light. 'The Dead'. Miles away, a vast aircraft hangar rises behind the perimeter fence of the US military base. A sickening thud is heard as a man’s body falls from a high platform. 'The Forgotten'. Many years before, a schoolgirl went missing. The world has forgotten her. But Erlendur has not.

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