Another Time, Another Life
- The Story of a Crime
- Narrated by: Erik Davies
- Series: Fall of the Welfare State Trilogy, Book 2, Jarnebring & Johansson, Book 5
- Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-13-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Whispersync for Voice-ready
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The story, based on real events linked to the still-unsolved assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, picks up in 1989, as the seemingly unrelated stabbing death of a civil servant is investigated by officers Bo Jarnebring and Anna Holt. Under the supervision of their cantankerous, prejudiced, and corrupt superior, Evert Bäckström, the case gets surreptitiously swept under the rug, and the victim is tied to a string of sex-related crimes, despite evidence to the contrary.
Another 10 years pass before the confounding truth about the murder victim is unearthed. Just as Lars Martin Johansson, a friend of Jarnebring's, begins his tenure as the head of the Swedish Security Police, he inherits two files from his predecessor, one of which is on the murder victim - who turns out to have been a collaborator in the 1975 embassy takeover. Revealed now are not only the identities of the other collaborators but also the identity of the murderer: an intelligent, capable lawyer a heartbeat away from the top position in Sweden's Ministry of Defense.
With masterfully interlaced plotlines pulled from the darkest corners of political power and corruption, Another Time, Another Life bristles with wit, insight, and intensity.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Gregory J. Eck on 01-08-13
Interesting story, poorly written, badly narrated
This is a very interesting story involving all sorts of fascinating intrigue spanning 25 years. There's cold war spying, Stasi intrigue, and clever detectives who figure out who the Swedish collaborators are in an attack on the German embassy in Stockholm in 1975. However, the story is not well written and holds no surprise or suspense. Its basically just a simply account of what happened, not a clever who-done-it or suspenseful spy thriller, which a better author could have rendered. Also, I forgot what a lousy narrator Davies is. His characters sound like they're on quaaludes or are constipated. Why does he insist on those silly, inauthentic Swedish accents?! It completely detracts from the narration. I would not recommend this book, but I do think it could be a terrific movie if it were re-worked by a greater talent.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Celeste on 12-27-12
another time another life
What could Leif GW Persson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
the story was not good, could not get into it.
Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Davies’s performances?
Erik is great, he did all he could with the material.
Any additional comments?
I wasted my team listening to this book, kept thinking it would get better. Huge disappointment.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful