Kurt Wallander
Books in series9
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(4.3 based on 1184 ratings)
  • 1
    Faceless Killers | Henning Mankell

    Faceless Killers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (139)

    One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of a violence beyond reason. Wallander's life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him.

    Worth a listen

    After reading the books at the end of this series I headed back to the beginning where I should've started! I did enjoy this book and as usual excell..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 April 2014 by Lucy (Ramsgate, United Kingdom)
  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 4
    The Man Who Smiled: An Inspector Wallander Mystery | Henning Mankell

    The Man Who Smiled: An Inspector Wallander Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    Crestfallen, dejected, and spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help to investigate the suspicious circumstances in which his father has died, Kurt doesn't want to know. But when the solicitor also turns up dead, shot three times, Wallander realises that he was wrong not to listen.

    Classic Wallender

    The joy of an unabridged reading is that the story takes its time to unfold and the listener becomes engrossed in the fine detail as well as following..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 June 2010 by Jean (Wakefield, United Kingdom)
  • 5
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  • 7
    One Step Behind | Henning Mankell

    One Step Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (113)

    It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But, unknown to them, they are being watched. Each is killed by a single bullet. Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander's colleagues is found murdered. Is this the same killer, and what could the connection be? In this investigation, Wallander is always, tantalisingly, one step behind.

    Should be TEN stars!

    This is by far the best novel I've come across for a long time. The story-line is tightly-written and fast-paced; a real rollercoaster of a listen. Ku..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 May 2011 by Diane (Maadi, Egypt)
  • 8
    Firewall: An Inspector Wallander Mystery | Henning Mankell

    Firewall: An Inspector Wallander Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    Stopping to use a cash machine one evening, a man inexplicably falls to the ground: dead. A taxi driver is brutally murdered by two teenage girls. Quickly apprehended they appal local policemen with their total lack of remorse. One girl escapes police custody and disappears without trace. Soon afterwards, a blackout covers half the country. When an engineer arrives at the malfunctioning power station, he makes a grisly discovery. Inspector Kurt Wallander is sure that these events must be linked - somehow.

    Immensely enjoyable

    Wallander is under pressure, but at his excellent best. sit back, clear your diary and enjoy an excellent thriller, and excellent naration. This is pr..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 March 2013 by Steven (Harrogate, United Kingdom)
  • 9
    The Pyramid | Henning Mankell

    The Pyramid

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    When Kurt Wallander first appeared in Faceless Killers back in 1990, he was a senior police officer, just turned 40, with his life in a mess. His wife had left him, his father barely acknowledged him; he ate badly and drank alone at night.The Pyramid chronicles the events that led him to such a place. We see him in the early years, doing hours on the beat whilst trying to solve a murder off-duty; witness the beginnings of his fragile relationship with Mona, the woman he has his heart set on marrying.

    As good as Mankell gets

    If you are a Wallander fan then you simply must listen to this. It fills in the 'back story' of the gloomy and fiery tempered Swedish detective. The..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 March 2011 by Russell (Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
  • 10
    The Troubled Man | Henning Mankell

    The Troubled Man

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (118)

    Every morning Håkan von Enke takes a walk in the forest near his apartment in Stockholm. However, one winter's day he fails to come home. It seems that he has vanished without trace. Detective Kurt Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation but he has personal reasons for his interest in the case, as Håkan's son is engaged to his daughter.... The return of Kurt Wallander, for his final case, confirms Henning Mankell's position as the king of crime writing.

    A good story, well read, but....

    The story or mystery is very compelling. There were lots of loose ends left untied, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. However, I would suggest..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 July 2011 by Rosalind (West Sussex, England)