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Dregs Audiobook

Dregs

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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2010 Jørn Lier Horst (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

“Jørn Lier Horst has once more written a well-founded and tense crime novel, with space for both the expected and the downright surprising.” (Aftenposten)

What Members Say

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    Tracey Toowong, Australia 06/03/2017
    Tracey Toowong, Australia 06/03/2017 Member Since 2015

    I'm a middle-aged career woman who has no time to read, the book must be intelligent and grab me straight away, love thrillers.

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    "Entertaining and Interesting"
    If you could sum up Dregs in three words, what would they be?

    Great detective story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I grew to like and enjoy the main character William Wisting and the build up of characters


    What does Saul Reichlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Saul, the master story teller. So clever. When he does a woman's voice, you forget you're listening to a man, and he does use a slightly different inflection for the Norwegian conversations between characters in the book. I love you Saul, you are a classic and your voice never fatigues.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable listen while doing the domestics on a weekend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • L. O. Pardue
    Atlanta, GA United States
    9/01/15
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    "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 Scandinavian mysteries and procedurals that are worthy of our listen. Horst has written a good book that includes lots of details about Norwegian life, criminal system, banking and other topics. I thought this police procedural was well paced and the reveal of information made sense. Kudos to Horst on his writing and well developed characters. I struggled with keeping up with the numerous names. Fortunately, the chapters are short in case you have to listen a second time.

    I feel very neutral about the narrator. He did a fine job with the pronunciation of difficult language. He voice did not distract or enhance -- just neutral.

    Whenever I listen to a Scandinavian book, I find myself spending lots of time on the internet researching vacations in Norway and Sweden. I will get there some day.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Neo
    1/03/16
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    "Shockingly boring."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Some meat on the bones of the story.


    What was most disappointing about Jørn Lier Horst’s story?

    The story dragggggggggeeeeed on without much happening.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger. Angry that I wasted money on this.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth Wolfinger
    26/08/15
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    "Scandanavian Crime Genre at it's Best"

    An interesting and unusual plot, combined with believable characters makes this a must read for anyone who enjoys this genre. I have listened to three of Horst's books and plan to lirten to all that have been translated into English. Narration is spot on.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • PharmGirl
    anniston, al United States
    26/07/15
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    "Good detective novel"

    I like the way the father-daughter, journalist-detective stories intertwine. And it's quick paced and exciting.
    The narration is excellent.
    Ready for the next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lyndie
    Lilydale, Australia
    17/08/15
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    "Tediously Slow"
    What disappointed you about Dregs?

    Too long to get to any point. The main character was always tired. Poor policing skills. The plot was basically good, should have been an exciting read. If editors ever read the translation through I'd be surprised.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jørn Lier Horst again?

    No. It's what I imagine hell is.


    What didn’t you like about Saul Reichlin’s performance?

    Slow boring voice. Inflection was poor. I will never listen to him narrating again


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disapointmemt. Changing audio speeds to see if it helped


    Any additional comments?

    I want my credit back!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • j sharp
    26/01/17
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    "Great read"

    Enjoyable. Good story, took time to get into it but once in great, brilliantly narrated by Saul wonderful voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary MacDonald
    4/07/16
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    "Brilliant read"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. it left me windering and looking forward to the next instalment. Never a dull moment. Very believable characters and wonderful descriptions

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    28/02/16
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    "Stilted and weak story"

    I am very disappointed with this story. The writing was very poor, the leading detective was about a much use as a chocolate fireguard. The whole story didn't seem to follow any logic, and then all of a sudden there it is, there's the murderer!

    Definitely not my taste in writers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Foshy
    12/05/15
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    "Great story. Loved it!"

    Get over the town and people's names and this is a great story that had me hooked from the start. Moving on to the next book in the series now.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sal
    7/02/15
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    "Not great"

    Unfortunately I wasn't gripped or curious even once during this 9 hour audio book. Very flat.

    The narration voice is cut-glass and would be perfect for a documentary about high society. I'm not sure, but I think it might have taken some of the mystery air or suspense from this book. I found myself wondering if I would enjoy it more were I reading it.

    In my humble opinion, it is ok to pass this one over.

    I listen to about two a week and will review some more for you. If you listen predominantly to crime and thrillers check out my other reviews....when I've done them...

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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