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The Swimmer Audiobook

The Swimmer

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Publisher's Summary

The truth weighs nothing... Klara Walldeen, orphaned as a child and brought up by her grandparents, is now a political aide in Brussels. And she has just seen something she shouldn't. On the other side of the world, an old spy hides. Once, he was a man so dedicated that he abandoned his daughter. Now the only thing he lives for is swimming. Then Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase through Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out.

©2013 Joakim Zander (P)2014 W. F. Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Guilt and atonement and revenge... The Swimmer is an impressive, fast-paced thriller" (Boras Tiding)

"Elegantly constructed... the language creeps up on you... a remarkable debut novel." (Goteborgs-Posten)

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    sunflower 17/11/2014
    sunflower 17/11/2014

    to read is one of life's greatest pleasures. to hear (audible) is becoming another! me? retired, female, traveller.

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    "interestingly different, differently interesting"
    If you could sum up The Swimmer in three words, what would they be?

    a keep-reading read!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the aftermath of the bomb explosion (spoiler alert - NOT)


    Any additional comments?

    the many aspects - all of which came together well

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 27/07/2014
    Stephen 27/07/2014
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    "Keeps you interested from the start"
    If you could sum up The Swimmer in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, pacy and conclusive (I hate stories that are left open ended)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Swimmer?

    The car bomb.


    Which character – as performed by William Roberts and Yolanda Kettle – was your favourite?

    The swimmer


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I never want to listen to an audio book in one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot remember a narrator as memorable as William Roberts - a joy to listen to and definitely helped the story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    M. Rawson Birmingham, UK 12/03/2016
    M. Rawson Birmingham, UK 12/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Mixed feelings but good overall "

    Firstly this is a good story with some intriguing moments and twists. However I did find it rather slow going at the start. Once it got going it was actually much more enjoyable and the story does crack along nicely.

    The female narrator was excellent and gave a nicely balanced performance. Sadly I found the male narrator very distracting. For my tastes he totally overacted, almost shouting lines which did not need shouting, and I'm afraid it rather wrecked that part of the story. Sorry fella but that performance wasn't my cup of tea.

    Overall a good crime story with a very good narrator for the main part.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth 13/07/2015
    Ruth 13/07/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"

    A long winded boring story with broken thread, not worth purchasing. If you want a book to send you to sleep this is it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Choo 03/03/2015
    Karen Choo 03/03/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Give this one a miss"

    Worse and most annoying male narrator I've ever heard. Inane plot filled with cardboard cut-out characters.
    A very pointless read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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