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The Abominable Man Audiobook

The Abominable Man: Martin Beck Series, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

The bloody murder of a police captain in his hospital room exposes the particularly unsavory history of a man who spent 40 years practicing a horrible blend of strong-arm police work and shear brutality. Nonetheless, Martin Beck and his colleagues scour Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman.

As the tension builds and a feeling of impending danger grips Beck, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That's when an even stronger sense of responsibility and something like shame urge him into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster.

©1971 Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (P)2011 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A taut, gripping narrative....A book you won't easily put down." (Chicago Tribune)
"The Martin Beck books are exemplary police procedurals.... The Abominable Man is worthy of its predecessors in this much admired series." (Washington Post)

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    victoria 08/06/2015
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    "Not as good a story as books 1to 6."
    What did you like best about The Abominable Man? What did you like least?

    I thought the story was rather flat.


    What aspect of Tom Weiner’s performance might you have changed?

    I have always overlooked the very flat narration because the story carried me along but it was noticeable in this one


    Any additional comments?

    I am hoping that number 8 will be back up to the usual standard

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