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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arnaldur Indridason Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason's novels featuring Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson became international sensations on their way to selling millions of copies worldwide. The debut of morose detective Sveinsson finds the inspector and his team delving into the murder of a retiree with horrifying secrets.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clbplym | 2/15/2014

    " Enjoyed this. Another quick read and an interesting concept. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/14/2014

    " I didn't realize that I'd read book three in this series until I started it. I like the "odd couple" pairing of the detectives. The end was actually quite moving and I felt really gripped by the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/3/2014

    " A crime mystery set in Iceland. In the beginning, I felt the thought processes of the main character were not well laid out, but as the story progressed, the reader and supporting characters are brought around to his way of reasoning. As detective stories go, this was pretty good, what I like best about these types of stories is the complex thought processes of the detectives. I wish the author would have let us into the mind of his main character a bit more, but all in all, worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arni Jensson | 2/1/2014

    " This book was a bit grim but the plot was interesting. Did it make a difference that it was set in Iceland? Not really, even though that's why I chose to read it. Not bad at all, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iñaki Tofiño | 1/22/2014

    " Read it in half a day! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne Ereira | 1/18/2014

    " Just finished this book, which was a recommendation from a friend, and cannot believe I've gone so long without reading this author. I am planning on reading all of his titles now, which is as good a recommendation as I can give. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AC | 1/15/2014

    " Excellent book. Intelligent, well plotted, and moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 1/2/2014

    " This was a good read. My first book by this author. Will go back and read his others. I was interested and intrigued by "Jar City" and what it really means. This is my first Icelandic book. I enjoyed the mystery,and the characters. Held my interested throughout the book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanie | 12/22/2013

    " I never read an Icelandic thriller before. It was really good, and the translation was very well done! And I learned a lot about Reykjavik and Icelandic culture at the same time. Good deal! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Letha | 12/13/2013

    " The gray environs of Iceland make a fascinating and appropriate setting for this story of murder and lost dreams. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/7/2013

    " I couldn't put this down, even though I wouldn't have read it if I'd known that the death of a child was involved. I don't do those anymore. The small details, like the way Icelandic names work, were fascinating to me. I can't wait to read the second book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Lowe | 12/5/2013

    " A fascinating look at the Icelandic culture through the lens of a compelling mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Dorra | 11/30/2013

    " This is a very good book. And, yes, it seems it turned out I love crime thrillers after all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 7/14/2013

    " first book I've read by this author. Enjoyed it. Would read another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 2/4/2013

    " It's always exciting to start a new series. Looking forward to more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 'stina | 1/21/2013

    " Given to me by mama on Christmas 2010 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Se71 | 9/5/2012

    " Fairly standard police procedural - didn't learn that much about Iceland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 6/28/2012

    " Very interesting-- both theme wise and character portrayal. Iceland is a dark and dismal place in this book, and our main character a sad and damaged man. I found the plot unwound in ways sometimes surprising but always intriguing. If you like mysteries, you'll love this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 5/4/2012

    " I am very interested in the characters in this series and I have an obsession going with Iceland! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 2/11/2012

    " Detective mystery set in Iceland. Not too suspenseful but interesting info about Iceland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin Edman | 8/30/2011

    " A dreary story in which the entire plot wraps around an extremely rare but heritable genetic mutation. Not a single person was happy, and there is little to admire in any of them. The book was, however, written/translated very nicely, and that matters. "

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About the Author
Author Arnaldur Indridason

Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over ten million copies worldwide. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Óli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.