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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,585 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Reginald Hill Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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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...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 2/20/2014

    " Hardback -- the author uses words that I have not seen on paper and have seldom heard in speech. the guy must be brilliant. so far good -- I like the edge. What a peculiar story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Wisniewski | 2/15/2014

    " I had heard that Hill was one of the best authors in the UK. Thought I would see for myself. Well the book was fantastic. There were so many greats. Great characters, great storyline, great plots just an overall great read. There were so many twists and turns that I couldn't wait for my next reading session. sThe plot centers around the character Wolf Hadda. His family were woodcutters, but he had the good fortune to receive an education. He took full advantage and was able to become a succeful businessman. The police received a tip that there were some faults with Wolf and raided his office and found information on his computer that he was a criminal of the worst kind. I don't want to say too much. Just read it. You won't be sorry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/12/2014

    " A good meaty read, over 500 pages, and an interesting story. I find it hard to put down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanhayeshotmail.com | 2/2/2014

    " I have some how failed to track down Reginald Hill before, despite enjoying the Superintendent Dalziel and DCI Pascoe television series, and that's a pity I shall be repenting of forthwith. This stand alone novel was engrossing, almost gothic in it's feel, and tells a cracking good tale of revenge, or is it? Like nesting dolls you're not quite sure you've reached the last one ... until you have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin Waight | 2/1/2014

    " First book I've read by this author. I did continue until the end but rather wished I hadn't. Can not recommend it. Sorry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kay | 1/25/2014

    " Wolf Hadda, the woodcutter, was set up for crimes he did not commit & spent his entire time in jail planning his revenge with the unwitting help of the prison psychiatrist. This is vintage Reginald Hill with his wonderful ways with character development & dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Errol Hess | 1/18/2014

    " Hill is an excellent crime novelist. This book is different than any he's done. Let's just say it is a compelling and excellent adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 1/16/2014

    " Loved the main character...gritty and appealing. Enjoyed the "Count of Monte Cristo" references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genine Franklin-Clark | 12/24/2013

    " Well, I still have the Damnable Cold, but it in no way affected my enjoyment of this terrific novel. It held my interest through coughs, sniffles, and drips. Good characters, writing and plot, and, at 518 pages, long enough to settle into nicely. I do love a good long book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari Morris | 12/3/2013

    " Fantastic book, I LOVED it! It took a long time to tie all the pieces together and there were a few shockers I didn't see coming. Great character development. Great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen Lehmann | 11/5/2013

    " Another wonderful reading experience from mystery writer Reginald Hill. Not a Dalziel/Pascoe, but filled with author's usual erudite observations of fascinating yet flawed (or just evil) characters. Plot twists make you rethink your opinion about the main character and his desire for revenge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 6/3/2013

    " This is a ripper of a novel - brilliant plot full of intrigue, revenge & twists; powerful characters all of whom have their own personal agendas & flaws and a stunning setting in Cumbria in the far north wilds of England. Truly enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 2/4/2013

    " Brilliant. Mr. Hill's best tale yet, although it's a bit wordy at over 500 pages. I like the Winslow Homer painting on the endpapers: it ties the whole story up neatly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 12/4/2012

    " Loved the first half, with all the ambiguity and possible layers of meaning. The more straightforward second half was less interesting, but good enough. I could have done without the obligatory romance, which was never entirely convincing and only seemed important near the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 10/11/2012

    " What a great, convoluted mystery. I was enthralled by this novel. It turns out we watched a BBC series of another of Hill's characters, Dalziel, years ago and loved that, too. Very satisfying ending as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 7/28/2012

    " I do like Hill. this one's a nice page-turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi Haas | 7/10/2012

    " First of all, this book was nothing like what I expected. I didn't like most of the characters at all, and it was just rather depressing and pointless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiina | 6/25/2012

    " This was a very interesting mystery, this time not primarily about murder. The characters were new and intriguing and the plot was well built and interesting to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 3/31/2012

    " Too many exclamation marks; parts quite implausible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bilwoo1110 | 10/17/2011

    " Listened on audio! It is really a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 3/8/2011

    " Hill has written a brilliant stand-alone! This is an intricate mystery involving family secrets that echo through the generations in Cumbria. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/8/2011

    " Another excellent mystery from Reginald Hill. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 12/30/2010

    " Really enjoyed it. Kept me gripped. A couple of surprises that I didn't see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 10/6/2010

    " One big twist -- should have seen it coming. Basically, a straight revenge tale, but Reg Hill keeps the reader guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teena | 9/28/2010

    " Old school mystery, a classic tale of rags to riches and back to rags again. I enjoyed it immensely. Recommend it to lovers of Elizabeth George and P.D. James (though it's a bit more explicit than those). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 8/28/2010

    " Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I have always enjoyed books by this author who I think has been much overshadowed/let down by the TV portrayal of D & P. He has so much more to offer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey | 8/21/2010

    " Not badly written, but i got bored of the ridiculously exaggerated characters - whether 'goodies or baddies' and rather silly plot. But it had me hooked nonetheless. "

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About the Author
Author Reginald Hill

Reginald Hill has been widely published both in England and the United States. He received Britain’s most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger for his Dalziel/Pascoe series. He lives with his wife in Cumbria, England.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Keeble, winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards, combines his audio work with a busy theater and television career. He has been featured in over six hundred radio plays for the BBC, appearing in everything from Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes to Doctor Who and The Archers, in which he played the evil Owen. As an Earphones Award–winning narrator, he is in high demand for his voice work. He has recorded over two hundred audiobooks.