• The Dogs of Riga

  • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Series: Kurt Wallander, Book 2
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-20-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell, read by Sean Barrett.
Sweden, winter, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead.
The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect. Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea, to Riga in Latvia, where he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats and lies.
Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues, only Wallander's obstinate desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.
Audio updated as of December 2017
©2001 Henning Mankell (P)2010 Random House Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lia on 03-04-12

Classic Wallander book

Well written with a good plot and great narrater. All those who like detective mysteries this book is for you. I enjoyed the listen from begining to end.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Charles on 05-21-11

Great read, but with a niggle

This is very well read. I especially like the way that Sean Barrett switches to a Swedish accent when Wallander and his colleagues are speaking in English to their Latvian counterparts.

But, I have a niggle. This is apparently a transfer from an original "Book-on-tape" as every 30 minutes or so you get an "End of Side X -pause- Side X+1" break lasting what seems like 15 seconds or so, which is invariably in the middle of a chapter, breaking the flow. In some cases there's a Chapter break within a few minutes which is even more galling. Please can someone re-master this to remove these breaks?

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Hoskins on 09-03-11

Not a Good Story

I really thought this second Wallander book was awful. I have listened to more than 40 books and this is in my top 5 books of the worst books I've listened too. It was so unrealistic, the fact that Wallander would put his life in danger so many times in going to another country on a case that really did not have a great storyline. I also did not like the fact that this story was previously on tape and has been put on audible without tidying up the annoying breaks in the story saying, end of side one, then saying after a pause, saying side two and so
on...

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Maureen on 02-26-18

Another consummate performance by Sean Barrett

Great story as expected by Henning Mankell, and Sean Barrett brings Wallender alive again as the three dimensional nuanced character we love. Thanks to both author and narrator for a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience.

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