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What a macabre beginning! Why are all these left feet showing up on Norway's shore? Steig Larsson's legacy continues as we get exposed to more Scandinavian mysteries and procedurals that are worthy of our listen. Horst has written a good book that includes lots of details about Norwegian life, criminal system, banking and other topics. I thought this police procedural was well paced and the reveal of information made sense. Kudos to Horst on his writing and well developed characters. I struggled with keeping up with the numerous names. Fortunately, the chapters are short in case you have to listen a second time.
I feel very neutral about the narrator. He did a fine job with the pronunciation of difficult language. He voice did not distract or enhance -- just neutral.
Whenever I listen to a Scandinavian book, I find myself spending lots of time on the internet researching vacations in Norway and Sweden. I will get there some day.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about Dregs?
Too long to get to any point. The main character was always tired. Poor policing skills. The plot was basically good, should have been an exciting read. If editors ever read the translation through I'd be surprised.
Would you ever listen to anything by Jørn Lier Horst again?
No. It's what I imagine hell is.
What didn’t you like about Saul Reichlin’s performance?
Slow boring voice. Inflection was poor. I will never listen to him narrating again
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
disapointmemt. Changing audio speeds to see if it helped
Any additional comments?
I want my credit back!
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
Enjoyable. Good story, took time to get into it but once in great, brilliantly narrated by Saul wonderful voice.
I enjoyed listening to this book. it left me windering and looking forward to the next instalment. Never a dull moment. Very believable characters and wonderful descriptions
If you could sum up Dregs in three words, what would they be?
Great detective story
What did you like best about this story?
I grew to like and enjoy the main character William Wisting and the build up of characters
What does Saul Reichlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Saul, the master story teller. So clever. When he does a woman's voice, you forget you're listening to a man, and he does use a slightly different inflection for the Norwegian conversations between characters in the book. I love you Saul, you are a classic and your voice never fatigues.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
Enjoyable listen while doing the domestics on a weekend.