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    • Snowblind

    • By: Ragnar Jónasson, Quentin Bates - translator
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 103

    When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one and secrets and lies are a way of life. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts as Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness - blinded by snow and with a killer on the loose.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected and different

    • By green ice cream garden on 10-12-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Nightblind

    • Dark Iceland, Book 2
    • By: Ragnar Jónasson, Quentin Bates - translator
    • Narrated by: Will Damron, Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Ari Thór Arason is a local policeman whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland - where no one locks their doors - continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman - shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark Arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thór to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Rupture

    • Dark Iceland, Book 4
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    It's 1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjordur. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couple may not have been alone on the fjord after all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • old fashioned skills

    • By Donna on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Blackout

    • Dark Iceland, Book 3
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykjavik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance. Dark, terrifying and complex, Blackout is an exceptional atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland's finest crime writers.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Nightblind

    • Dark Iceland, Book 2
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Ari Thor returns to investigate a chilling series of crimes that are rooted in tragic events from the past. Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village on the northernmost tip of Iceland, accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a local policeman whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers continue to haunt him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • TERRIBLE casting choice!

    • By SoManyBooks on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Darkness

    • By: Ragnar Jónasson
    • Narrated by: Amanda Redman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson. A young woman, an asylum seeker from Russia, is found murdered on the seaweed-covered rocks of the Vatnsleysuströnd in Iceland. Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik Police is called to investigate this - the final case in her career before she is forced into retirement. When Hulda starts to ask questions, it isn't long before she realises that no-one can be trusted and that no-one is telling the whole truth.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Snowblind

    • Dark Iceland
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Narrated by: Thor Kristjansson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors - accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik - with a past that he’s unable to leave behind.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Whiteout

    • Dark Iceland, Book 5
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kalfshamarvik. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thor Arason discovers that the victim's mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, 25 years earlier....

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Blackout

    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    On the shores of a tranquil fjord in northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance. Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjordur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case, while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit.

    Regular price: $24.47