Closed for Winter

  • by Jørn Lier Horst
  • Narrated by Saul Reichlin
  • 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The summer cottages are closed, and peace is settling over the coast of Vestfold, but the autumn fog conceals evil deeds. Ove Bakkerud’s cottage is ransacked by burglars, and next door he discovers the body of a man who has been beaten to death. Police Inspector William Wisting is uneasy; the desperation he sees in this latest murder is troubling. Meanwhile dead birds are dropping from the sky.


What the Critics Say

"The writer’s career as a police chief has supplied a key ingredient for the crime fiction form: credibility." (Barry Forshaw)


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Customer Reviews

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A Fun Listening Experience

I enjoy listening to audio-books by Norwegian, Jorn Lier Horst. My first book by Horst was "Dregs" which I thought was a very good debut. This second book is just as enjoyable, with some reservations. You can listen to these books in any order even though there is a recurring character, Inspector Wisting. I have researched Horst and discovered that he was previously a senior investigating officer in Norway. That makes sense because his stories appear to have lots of police procedural knowledge. I appreciate the numerous details about life in Norway. I see a great career for Horst and will use a credit for the next book. The narrator did a good job.

My reservations include the realization that sometimes the police are slow at solving obvious situations (it involves birds), there are quite a few coincidences, and the Norwegian names and places require that I concentrate or listen to some sections twice.

I ended up walking 2 extra miles today so that I could get to the end of the story. It was well worth it as there was a fun twist I wasn't expecting.
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- L. O. Pardue "I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers."

This could be the worst book I have ever listened to..

As anyone who has read my reviews knows well, I have often complained that poor narration can kill a great book, (eg: The Tourist). But what if it's appalling narration and a dreadful book? Could two negatives somehow combine to make a positive? Regretfully not.

This book is written for someone who has never read a crime novel, seen a TV cop show, or seen any movie involving a sleuth. The author feels it necessary to tell us that "it's important the crime scene boys collect and label every possible piece of evidence.. Because you never know if just one small thing will hold the answer to the case"... Really, I never knew that, because I've lived under a rock my whole life!!

Could not get past chapter 10.

This was an awful book. As for the narration... Please.. Where did they find this guy.. He kept putting his intonations in the wrong place.

All in all: the worst audible experience of 2015

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- K R D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-26-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks