Hypothermia : Reykjavik Murder Mysteries

  • by Arnaldur Indridason
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Reykjavik Murder Mysteries
  • 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Iceland’s best-selling novelist and a winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award, Arnaldur Indridason is an international phenomenon highly regarded for his engrossing crime fiction. In Hypothermia, Inspector Erlendur contends with personal demons while investigating a woman’s suicide. Although there are no signs of foul play, Erlendur gradually exposes a sinister plot.


What the Critics Say

“… psychologically astute, beautifully told, and filled with insight into matters of life and death.” (Booklist, starred review)


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This was a really great listen. I had my doubts for the first five minutes or so, as the story begins and the setting is described. There were so many Icelandic place names, and each so long that it seemed that Mr. Guidall, who I think is a very fine narrator, was reading nothing else. I was intrigued, but felt that it was a distraction to hear them all on audio, that maybe it would be better to just read the book. Well, this distraction soon passed (or I got used to it), in any event, Indridason's tale soon has you completely in its thrall. The details of the case, the clues develop slowly, with Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson painstakingly interviewing an ever widening group of individuals, all the while denying that he is really conducting an official investigation at all. It's just him, out there on his own, asking quiet questions, and more quiet questions. You are inside his head, and it's a very interesting place to be. In some ways it reminded me just a bit of Columbo, in that you have a detective who seems to be a bit dense at times, perhaps, and certainly in dogged pursuit of the truth, in a way that those in his headlights seem exasperated by. Why won't Erlandur just go away? What is he after? You feel the discomfort of being under his microscope more and more as the story develops.
I thought it was great, and can't wait for Audible to purchase the rights to the rest of the series.
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- Bill

Very Fine Quiet Mystery!

I really enjoyed this book. Of course, George Guidall is the perfect narrator. It is not a wild suspense novel but a lovely tale involving several stories that seem separate but become all intertwined together. Highly recommended!
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- Silverhamr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books