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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (693 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arnaldur Indriðason Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781461846987
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Scandinavian crime writer and international literary phenomenon Arnaldur Indridason pens compulsively readable mysteries that have shot to the tops of bestseller lists around the world.


When the U.S. Army attempts to secretly remove a plane from an Icelandic glacier, World War II intrigue erupts in the present—and threatens to engulf everyone in its path.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Indridason fills the void that remains after you’ve read Stieg Larsson’s novels. USA Today

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/11/2014

    " This actually an earlier book from Indridason, capitalizing on the popularity of his excellent Erlandur series. It's an old-school action thriller similar to those of Alistair MacLean, but manages to throw in a few twists to a familiar formula. yes, the US military is often the villain in these types of things, but here the peculiar and uneasy relationship between the Icelandic people and the American military presence in Iceland spices up the story nicely. Nothing earth-shaking here, and not up to the emotional intensity of Indridason's other books, but a fun read nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 2/9/2014

    " This was originally published in 1999 and not translated and published into British English until 2010, so between the technological time warp between now and then and the halting translation, I felt (or hope) I was missing some of the nuances the author intended. When the mystery finally unfolded the quasi-hero was dead, the heroine was jaded and unemotive, and I was confused about what the big deal was. Still, I turned the pages and enjoyed a quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bee | 2/2/2014

    " I gave up 3/4 of the way through and skimmed until the ending. It had promise but really did not deliver. I hear his mysteries are really good -- I will give one of those a try. "

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

    " Author steps out of his murder mystery series for a thriller. Interesting premise but plot gets a little implausible. Still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena | 1/29/2014

    " This kept me spellbound till the end. My only objections - it was impossible to put down, and hence seemed too short. Also - as in most of these Scandinavian mystery novels I am currently reading my way through - the heros and heroines seem superhuman in the amount of physical abuse their bodies can take, in the form of hits and punches as well as knife and bullet wounds and then still keep going, with hardly a break and never any rest. Right away they go on to brew some good strong coffee for breakfast, and generally reach the solution by lunch. But then - they are Scandinavian. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 1/22/2014

    " It's a good read, but I enjoy the Erleunder series more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/17/2014

    " While not life-changing, its plot and characters are engaging. As with other Indridason books, it's fairly brutal in places without really smashing you in the eyes with it. Nice nod to everyone's favourite Icelandic detective too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paulette | 10/15/2013

    " Indridason changed points of view. This is a real "thriller" set 1945 to present. Still in Iceland. Much more graphic. Previous main characters identifiable but not identified. It was a tricky story but I'm not as interested in political spy stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Hemming | 9/13/2013

    " Enjoyable nonsense, with Americans as the baddies! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 4/27/2013

    " It was ok. Not sure why I didn't love it. Will have to think about it. I finished the book but... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dave Riley | 3/9/2013

    " Don't bother. Extremely tenuous story line that attains nothing of the subtlety of his other great novels. I6 has some "Indiana jones" moments but this aint Speilberg... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gábor | 1/26/2013

    " While I wouldn't compare the author to Stieg Larsson, this is a page turner thriller with a historical fictional story under it. On the flip site, the stereotypes used (like bumbling Icelandic police detectives, Americans behaving badly, and more) make the story less enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Konrad | 1/9/2013

    " Very enjoyable, shouldn't have waited so long to read one of his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Clark | 12/26/2012

    " It was a nice distraction from the Erlendur series, and there was a really good plot here, but I still prefer the Erlendur books from Indridason. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Thompson | 11/1/2012

    " This book provides exciting settings and action. However, much of it stretches your imagination in believability. Also, not sure why the people of Iceland would view Americans as such villains. Good adventure, shallow on content. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxane | 10/5/2012

    " A bit different from his Reykjavik Mysteries (not as well written) - but does pose an interesting theory and a look at the USA from an Icelandic's point of view...(goodness - but we are just big bad bullies in this story). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Smith | 3/6/2012

    " I'm a big fan or Indidason, & wasn't disappointed by this novel. Loved the historical background involved. A real thriller. Highly recommend it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Sachs | 1/27/2012

    " I really like Indridason's books, and although this wasn't on of his usual Erlandur stories, it was a good one. Reading more like a Tom Clancy story, it is full of conspiracies, intrigue and throat-catching suspense. I prefer his other books, but enjoyed this one too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Auckerman | 10/4/2011

    " Listened to this on audio and it just about scared the tar out of me. The brutality was amazing. Written by an Icelander and I did not realize how much they disliked the US. "

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About the Author

Arnaldur Indriðason won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for Jar City and Silence of the Grave. The film of Jar City, now available from Netflix, was Iceland’s entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and the film of Silence of the Grave is in production with the same director. The film Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, is based on an Icelandic film written by Indriðason, who lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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.