Reykjavik Nights : Reykjavik Murder Mysteries

  • by Arnaldur Indridason
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Reykjavik Murder Mysteries
  • 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The loner, Erlendur, has recently joined the police force as a young officer. The beat on the streets in ReykjavIk is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband.... And an unexplained death. When a tramp he met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch, no one seems to care. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange and dark underworld of the city.


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In depth character development and much more

I enjoyed this book quite a bit because I have followed the saga of Erlendur, the Icelandic police detective created by Arnaldur Indridason, since I was first hooked by the book "Jar City". In fact, these stories inspired me to travel to Iceland to see first hand the kind, tough, and frank people described in his novels. This book takes us back in time to Erlendur's first case. At times, the story is quite depressing and not a little frustrating, because the reader has long since figured out the plot, while the young Erlendur cannot seem to put the pieces together. For Indridason fans, this is a must read. But I would suggest that people who have not read his books start with "Jar City" and work their way through the other novels. In addition to adding depth and dimension to Erlendur, the book gives us great insight into the Icelandic way of life. One other quibble was the choice of reader. George Guidall's voice was not well suited to the portrayal of a young man struggling to deal with his own ghosts and the sad stories he uncovers as a cop. He sounds like he is very old and world weary and barely has the energy to turn the page, not at all how the character Erlendur is tackling the crimes he has uncovered and his dogged determination to solve the multi-faceted case.
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- Gail N. "Honest Reader"

Slow Yet... Sort of Hypnotizing

I didn't care much about the protagonist in this Indridason story, but I'm not sure that the author did much either. Rather he uses him as a blunt, plodding tool... An irresistible force to unravel a quiet little tale of violence. It's a procedural thing set in a place and just - a tad - different culture that tugged me on through this puzzle. Yep, it is well done and George Guidall as always creates a cast I'll remember.
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- Ted "Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-21-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books