The Terrorists : Martin Beck

  • by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • Series: Martin Beck
  • 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Terrorists is the last Martin Beck mystery, finished just a few weeks before Per Wahlöö’s death. The book is, in effect, a marvelous summing up of the series. The story centers on the visit of an American senator to Stockholm. Martin Beck tries to protect him from an international gang of terrorists, while they decide that Beck too should be removed from the scene.
Interwoven with this basic story are two fascinating subplots. One, a classic mini-mystery, is the story of a millionaire pornographer bludgeoned to death in his own bathtub. The other is the story of a young girl, a Swedish hippie caught up unexpectedly in the maze of police bureaucracy. As in other Martin Beck books, the plot comes together in a totally unexpected climax.


What the Critics Say

"Lively, stylistically taut….Sjöwall and Wahlöö changed the genre." (Henning Mankell)
"One of the most authentic, gripping and profound collection of police procedurals ever accomplished...Beautifully structured, textured and rendered." (Michael Connelly)
"Ingenious…Their mysteries don't just read well; they reread even better…The writing is lean, with mournful undertones." (New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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All Swedish. Martin Beck is my hero

I now have the entire Martin Beck mystery collection. I will enjoy listening to the complete series for years to come. What can I say except every book in this series, including the "Terrorists" is the best mystery I have read or heard. I give 6 stars. Thank you, Audible, for intruducing me to Maj Stowall and Per Wahloo. This has given me the opportunity to explore all the wonderful Swedish mystery writers like Asa and Steig Larsson and Henning Mankell.
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- Susan "I enjoy Scandinavian mystery and crime authors like Asa Larsson, Helene Tursten, Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum and Amaaldur Indridason just to name a few."

Great final chapter to best police series ever

if you love the Martin Beck series this is a must read. It ties up the loose ends only as much as they need tying. if you're sad the series is over, good news is you can just start all over again with Roxana. perfect narration as always.
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- Justin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-23-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.