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I'm Travelling Alone Audiobook

I'm Travelling Alone: Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, Book 1

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When a six-year-old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads, 'I'm travelling alone'.

Holger Munch, veteran police investigator, is immediately charged with reassembling his homicide unit. But to complete the team, he must convince his erstwhile partner, Mia Krüger - a brilliant but troubled investigator - to return from the solitary island where she has retreated with plans to take her own life.

Reviewing the evidence, Mia identifies something no one else has noticed - a thin line carved into the dead girl's fingernail: the number one. Instinctively she knows this is only the beginning. To save other children from the same fate, she must find a way to cast aside her own demons and confront the most terrifying, coldhearted serial killer of her career....

©2015 Samuel Bjork (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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    Angela 13/08/2016
    Angela 13/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Intriguing storyline"

    Interesting characters, clean dialogue, intriguing story. A little disjointed at times but overall, a very enjoyable experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    shopper27 11/05/2017
    shopper27 11/05/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Slow. And endless."
    What would have made I'm Travelling Alone better?

    The story is compelling and in some places well researched. The hacker bits for instance. But the journalists that decide not to call the cops?! Really? And they behave like morons! Journalists that listen to the police scanner but don't know that they should call the cops instead of picking a girl to die?!

    So many inconsistencies. A detective who has been abusing alcohol and pills for months on end just goes back to work like nothing happened? No shakes, no withdrawal?


    What could Samuel Bjork have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The interactions between the characters are not funny. The narrator tried, she really tried to make it funny, but the characters all had the sense of humour of teenagers. And in some places, the intellect of teenagers as well. The journalists. I can't get over the journalists. It's just too much.


    Any additional comments?

    It's started well and then went downhill fast and then unbelievably, got worse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Meegan 07/04/2017
    Meegan 07/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Average!"

    Bit drawn out and there seemed to be inside knowledge that didn't get explained. Pretty average I thought.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 29/03/2017
    Sandra 29/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Could have been so much better"

    I gave the story five stars because it really was an intriguing one. What ruined it for me though, was the poor dialogue, made immensely worse by the 'robotic' narration. Perhaps I might have not noticed the endless 'pass the salt', 'how's your father' interactions between the characters if the flat narration had had at least some inflection, I'm really not too sure. And maybe it's just me but I felt a lot of the pronunciations were off too. I'm pretty sure that there are no zzzz's in disappear though. And boy, there certainly was a lot of dizzzzappearing going on in this story. However, nitpicking aside, it's worth a listen, I just couldn't warm to the narration at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynette Newcombe 26/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read"

    Enjoyed the book and the twists and turns. Looking forward to reading book 2 in April

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    Amanda macquarie fields, Australia 20/09/2016
    Amanda macquarie fields, Australia 20/09/2016
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    "loved it will read more"

    well written, well read, well resolved...could picture it all from start to finish...downloading more now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sailing_with_mrs_scott Australia 24/05/2016
    sailing_with_mrs_scott Australia 24/05/2016 Member Since 2016

    sailing // living an adventurous life // perspicacious // country girl at heart // horse riding // Tasmania // antiques

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    "Grim and Periodically Compelling"
    What made the experience of listening to I'm Travelling Alone the most enjoyable?

    I love characters that are flawed. I also don't mind uncomfortable behaviours - adds depth and a sense of realism.


    What other book might you compare I'm Travelling Alone to, and why?

    I haven't read any other similar books but if you enjoyed the television series The Bridge you might enjoy this?


    Which character – as performed by Laura Paton – was your favourite?

    I preferred Holger Munch to his partner Mia Kruger.


    Any additional comments?

    Good but not great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Irene 15/04/2016
    Irene 15/04/2016
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    "Great performance and narration but lacking story"

    Too many coincidences that just feels like lazy writing, the narrator did an amazing job though.

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    Anna 20/03/2016
    Anna 20/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Very interesting storyline with a few intersecting stories too, this was a book I couldn't stop listening to you. Great imagery of the landscapes and interesting characters! Look forward to another book from the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 23/02/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "gripping loved it"

    what an awesome read/listen! i stayed up all night because i was so hooked. highly recommended!

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  • Erika Salzeck
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    23/06/16
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    "Over padded"

    This had the makings of a good read/listen but was spoiled by being over padded with tedious detail and too much repetition.
    It was an unlikely tale with an unsympathetic and irritating central character.
    The narration was good.
    The book was simply a re working of other more successful Scandi novels. This is no Stieg Larson or Karin Fossum. Buyer beware.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • M.A.
    15/02/16
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    "Loved it. Narration realistic. Gripping to the end"

    Loved the storyline. Narrator made different characters realistic. Held my attention to the very end.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • mcsmall
    Larbert, Stirlingshire
    1/02/16
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    "Excellent Nordic Noir"
    What did you like most about I'm Travelling Alone?

    The characters and depth of the plot


    What other book might you compare I'm Travelling Alone to, and why?

    The Wallander series


    What about Laura Paton’s performance did you like?

    Engaging voice


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ?


    Any additional comments?

    Gripping stuff with some psychological insights

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Lisa R S Burns
    17/01/16
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    "Great gripping right to the end"

    Great book kept you guessing. Really good change to find a thriller writer that doesn't feel the need to swear and go in overly graphic detail.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Press
    London
    26/01/16
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    "Is it me?"

    I struggled through this book but maybe if I had read, istead of listened, I might have rated it higher. The story itself is fine, although in places the narrative owes more to Enid Blyton than Jo Nesbo, it's a little chatty, over explanative. It's a dark story but it didn't hold my attention as it should - I have seen 5 star reviews on Amazon but I don't see it. The other problem, which may accentuate the problems I had with the almost child-like story telling, is the narrator. Laura Paton has a lovely speaking voice, reads very well, and is hard to fault on the surface apart from when she says 'stepped in blood', for example, then I hear 'Pooh was a silly bear'. Her voice reminds me of a mother reading fairy stories to children and her male voices are poor; can't be helped and other's may not find that her voice lacks the gravitas and dark tones needed to help this book. Maybe Sean Barrett would have been a better choice. Look, this is just a personal point of view but that's what these are for.

    35 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • MR J D HOOK
    13/05/16
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    "Superb - very gripping"

    Well performed and a good story that had me hooked. I really enjoyed this one.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Maria
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    27/01/17
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    "Not the greatest book"

    Overall story is good but there is a lack of real suspense and a lot of repetition I understand what the author was trying to do, write down the thoughts that go through a person's head, but it doesn't make good reading. Narration was ok but did not manage to contribute to suspense either.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/02/16
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    "The best book I've read in a while"

    The twists and turns of the two stories will keep you on the edge of your seat.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    15/01/16
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    "A terrific book"

    If you like Jo Nesbo (or any of the other Scandinavian thriller writers) you,ll be bound to love this book. Really physiologically twisted baddies and very likeable good guys. fast paced with lots of twists and turns in the story. and it's brilliantly read...........Next please.......................??

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Louise
    1/02/17
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    "Brilliant"

    A good detective story from start to finish. Really impressed will look for more from this author!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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