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    • The Man Who Smiled

    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    In this adventure from the pen of Sweden's master of crime and mystery, a disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander is thrown back into the fray when he becomes both hunter and hunted. Crestfallen, dejected, and spiraling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help and later turns up dead, Wallander realizes that he was wrong not to listen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Mankell Trilogy

    • By Stevon on 07-14-07

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Mind's Eye

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 198

    Chief Inspector Van Veeteren knew that murder cases were never as open-and-shut as this one: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and discovered his wife of three months lying facedown in the bathtub, dead. With only the flimsiest excuse as his defense, he is found guilty of a drunken crime of passion and imprisoned in a mental institution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A GOOD MYSTERY

    • By chris on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Dogs of Riga

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 725
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 476

    On the Swedish coastline, the bodies of two victims of grisly torture and cold execution are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain that he has the ability to solve the case. After the victims are traced to Latvia, Major Liepa of the Riga police takes over the investigation. Thinking his work is done, Wallander slips back into his routine - until he is suddenly called to Riga and plunged into an alien world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My first Mankell book

    • By Stevon on 12-17-06

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The White Lioness

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 437

    The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case, except that there is no obvious suspect. Wallander follows a lead on a determined stalker. But when his alibi turns out to be airtight, Wallander begins to realize that what seemed a simple crime of passion is actually far more complex and dangerous. Eventually, his search uncovers an assassination plot, and Wallander soon finds himself in a tangle with the secret police and with a ruthless foreign agent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great boo.

    • By Amelie on 01-17-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Man from Beijing

    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 742
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 324

    January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjvallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andrns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrn family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the 19th-century diary of an Andrn ancestora gang master on the American transcontinental railwaythat describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Man From Beijing is a keeper

    • By Terry R. Mabry on 02-25-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Troubled Man

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 697
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445

    Håkan von Enke, a retired naval officer, disappears during a walk in a forest near Stockholm. Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation, but he is personally affected—von Enke is his daughter’s father-in-law—and Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility. He is confounded by the information he uncovers, which hints at elaborate Cold War espionage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Somebody is not telling me the truth ..."

    • By Brendan on 08-02-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Borkmann's Point

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    An ex-con is brutally murdered with an ax in Kaalbringen. Then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also the victim of a violent attack. There appears to be a serial killer on the loose, and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help the local police. As details surrounding the grisly murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds little to go on. But then there's another murder, and shortly thereafter one of Van Veeteren's colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brooding, compassionate and mysterious

    • By chris on 02-25-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Quicksand

    • What It Means to Be a Human Being
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator, Marlaine DeLargy - translator
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    In January 2014 I was informed that I had cancer. However, Quicksand is not a book about death and destruction but about what it means to be human. I have undertaken a journey from my childhood to the man I am today, writing about the key events in my life and about the people who have given me new perspectives. About men and women I have never met but wish I had. I write about love and jealousy, about courage and fear. And about what it is like to live with a potentially fatal illness.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Inspector and Silence

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    A secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation as one of their young members, a girl on the cusp of puberty, is found dead in the forest, brutally raped and strangled. Adopting to remain silent over the incident rather than defend themselves, the members of The Pure Life - led by their intelligent but perturbing messiah figure, Oscar Yellineck - simultaneously anger and mystify Van Veeteren and the other detectives on the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overall a good listen

    • By Sævar Ari Finnbogason on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Until Thy Wrath Be Past

    • A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation
    • By: Asa Larsson, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    In Until Thy Wrath Be Past, the body of a young woman surfaces in the River Torne, in the far north of Sweden. Meanwhile, Rebecka Martinsson is working as a prosecutor in nearby Kiruna. Her sleep has been disturbed by haunting visions of a shadowy, accusing figure. Could the body be connected to the ghostly young woman in her dreams?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this

    • By Frances on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $36.51

    • A Treacherous Paradise

    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Cold and poverty define Hanna Renström's childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1905, at nineteen, she boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life. But none of her hopes - or fears - prepares her for the life she will lead. After two brief marriages, she finds herself a widow twice over, and the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, a world where colonialism and white supremacy rule, where she is isolated within society by her profession and her sex, and, among the bordello's black prostitutes, by her color.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fanrastic!

    • By Josette Luvmour on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Quicksand

    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In January 2014 I was informed that I had cancer. However, Quicksand is not a book about death and destruction but about what it means to be human. I have undertaken a journey from my childhood to the man I am today, writing about the key events in my life and about the people who have given me new perspectives. About men and women I have never met but wish I had. I write about love and jealousy, about courage and fear. And about what it is like to live with a potentially fatal illness.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Second Deadly Sin

    • Rebecka Martinsson, Book 5
    • By: Asa Larsson, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    At the end of a deadly bear hunt across the wilderness of Northern Sweden, the successful hunters are shaken by a grisly discovery. Across in Kurravaara, a woman is murdered with frenzied brutality: crude abuse scrawled above her bloodied bed, her young grandson nowhere to be found. Only Rebecka Martinsson sees a connection.

    Regular price: $20.65