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  • Mercy

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Mercy, Scandinavia’s new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Give it time to warm up!

  • By Tracey on 12-03-2016

Nordic noir

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-2015

dark theme - plot was gripping

I have listened to all the books on the series up to buried (book5).

in general the plots are good, usually a race to catch a criminal(s) in time on cases.

I'm not sure if it's because the books lost some vibrancy in translation but the characters can feel quite one dimensional and sometimes it's hard to imagine anyone behaving quite like them in real life, and in other ways they are quite hackneyed caricatures, the divorced smoking grumpy detective who clashes with his superiors is hardly revolutionary.

however the plots and the baddies in the books are great and I've enjoyed listening.

if you're not sure you're going to like them, I think you probably won't, but if you like the killing and steig Larsson you probably will.

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  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Jonah on 08-11-2015

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-2015

Well written, good story, great narrator. really enjoyed this book.

exciting, always wanted to find out exactly what the truth of the matter was - as set up in the first chapter right until the end.

narrator was the best of any audible book so far for me, really made the difference

1 of 1 people found this review helpful