• Icarus

  • Benny Griessel, Book 5
  • By: Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Series: Benny Griessel, Book 5
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-27-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (27 ratings)

Regular price: $25.25

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping new Benny Griessel thriller from one of the world's finest crime writers.
When Captain Benny Griessel is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to his breaking point. A former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home, and his relationship with his singer girlfriend, Alexa. He moves into a hotel and starts drinking again.
But his help is required to investigate a high-profile murder of a graphic designer and MD of a new tech start-up whose body was discovered buried in the sand dunes north of Cape Town. Can Benny pull together the strands of his life in time to catch the killer?
©2015 Deon Meyer (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tarryn on 04-23-17

Gripping storyline, excellently narrated

My husband and I are big Deon Meyer fans and opted to download this audiobook for a road trip. We were sceptical as to how the various accents would be portrayed but we were very impressed. I would highly recommend this book - Deon Meyer at his best.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ms. Louise H. Harvey on 03-11-17

Saul Reichlin is THE best narrator for this series

What did you love best about Icarus?

Those South African accents and expressions, which are SO successfully performed by Saul Reichlin. He brings the characters to life, even larger than life. He brings the unique languages to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I don't have a favourite, I find myself equally attached to all of them, I guess because deon Meyer fleshes them each out with unique characteristics that help you to understand and imagine them, and to connect with them too. Meyer is very good at this indeed.

Which character – as performed by Saul Reichlin – was your favorite?

I don't have a favourite, and Reichlin is very good at giving all the characters a unique sound, so you never get confused about who's talking.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not an extreme reaction, but a constant appreciation for how well it was written and narrated. I've listened to the entire series and they're all fantastic when Reichlin narrates.

Any additional comments?

It's clear that Meyer does a lot of research when he writes his books. I always learn something, and you never get the sense that he's just making up convenient details. It all feels legit. And he provides wonderfully rich details about a characters quirks and strengths and weaknesses and other detail about them without waffling on with unnecessary and boring information. It's always entertaining.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. J. A. Palfree on 09-19-15

Will Benna make it through the crisis?

Would you consider the audio edition of Icarus to be better than the print version?

We don't know. Why don't we know if Benna can solve the crime and salve his soul? Because Part Two will NOT DOWNLOAD. After phone calls and emails this problem is still on-going. I have given up and bought the hardback - because Benny Griessel is worth it!

Would you recommend Icarus to your friends? Why or why not?

Buy the hardback - don't download until it is sure that both part one and two will work!

What does Saul Reichlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Everything! No one can roll their 'R's better than Saul Reichlin.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Marvin on 09-16-15

Don't buy, it's faulty

What would have made Icarus better?

If the download had been the 13 hours it should have been, instead of the 7.5 it is. Customer services have been aware of the problem for 10 days now and it's still not fixed, but the title is still on sale.

Would you ever listen to anything by Deon Meyer again?

Not from Audible, I've cancelled my membership

What didn’t you like about Saul Reichlin’s performance?

It was only 7.5 hours long

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It made me cancel my membership.so yes.

Any additional comments?

How can it take over 10 days to fix a faulty title?

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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