William Wisting
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  • 0.5
    When It Grows Dark | Jørn Lier Horst

    When It Grows Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
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    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Stavern, 1983. After a brutal robbery, a young policeman named William Wisting is edged off the investigation by more experienced officers, but soon he is on another case that has not even been recognised as murder. Forgotten in a dilapidated barn stands a bullet-riddled old car, and it looks as if the driver did not get out alive. This case will shape William Wisting as a policeman and give him insight that he will carry with him for the rest of his career.

    Just toooo slow
    Reviewed on August 07 2017 by Kathryn (Evanston, IL, United States)
  • 1
    Dregs | Jørn Lier Horst

    Dregs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (179)

    Four feet…from four different victims? In Stavern around midsummer a severed left foot in a training shoe is washed up on the shore. Then another, and yet another. Altogether four left feet in the course of one week. Police Inspector William Wisting has many years of murder experience behind him, but he has never examined evidence like this. Four feet…from four different victims?

    Good Norwegian Procedural

    What a macabre beginning! Why are all these left feet showing up on Norway's shore? Steig Larsson's legacy continues as we get exposed to more Scand..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2015 by L. O. Pardue (Atlanta, GA United States)
  • 2
    Closed for Winter | Jørn Lier Horst

    Closed for Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (161)

    The summer cottages are closed, and peace is settling over the coast of Vestfold, but the autumn fog conceals evil deeds. Ove Bakkerud’s cottage is ransacked by burglars, and next door he discovers the body of a man who has been beaten to death. Police Inspector William Wisting is uneasy; the desperation he sees in this latest murder is troubling. Meanwhile dead birds are dropping from the sky.

    A Fun Listening Experience

    I enjoy listening to audio-books by Norwegian, Jorn Lier Horst. My first book by Horst was "Dregs" which I thought was a very good debut. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 12 2016 by L. O. Pardue (Atlanta, GA United States)
  • 3
    The Hunting Dogs | Jørn Lier Horst

    The Hunting Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (724)
    Story
    (723)

    Seventeen years ago William Wisting led the investigation into one of Norway's most notorious criminal cases, the murder of young Cecilia Linde. When it is discovered that evidence was falsified, he is suspended from duty. It looks like a man has been wrongly convicted, and suddenly the media are baying for blood. Wisting, who has spent his life hunting criminals, is now the hunted.

    Excellent, thoughtful police procedural

    This is one of the best police procedurals that I have read in a while. Good narrator whose voice was well suited to the story. The author (a former ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2015 by L. K. (Tennessee)
  • 4
    The Caveman | Jørn Lier Horst

    The Caveman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (169)

    Viggo Hansen was a man nobody ever noticed, even though he lived in the midst of a close-knit community. His death doesn't hit the headlines, but there is something about the case that catches the attention of William Wisting's journalist daughter, Line, and she decides to write a newspaper article with a different twist for the festive season: the portrait of a completely anonymous and obscure person whose death goes unremarked and unmourned.

    Surprise Christmas Gift

    I have been a fan of this author since his first novel featuring Inspector Vistig, but this latest one is definitely my favorite. The summary sounded ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 09 2015 by Christina Crawford (SSMarie. On, Canada)
  • 5
    Ordeal | Jørn Lier Horst

    Ordeal

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jørn Lier Horst
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (156)

    Together with her one-year-old daughter, Maja, single mother Sofie Lund moves into the house she inherited from her grandfather. Sofie has such painful memories that she has had every trace of the old man removed - every trace but a locked safe that has been bolted to the basement floor. Inside the safe Sofie finds something shocking that will also become crucial evidence in a case that has plagued Inspector William Wisting for a long time. To follow this lead, though, he must cut across important loyalties and undermine confidence in the police force.

    Boring, predictable and pedantic

    I am a fan of the narrator. He did a great job in the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, but he really didn't have much to work with here. The book is a "procedur..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2016 by Paul (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)