The narration brought the story and setting to life for me perfectly! The reader conveys a brilliant sense of place and his slightly chilling narrat..Show More »ion adds to the tension the listener feels. I would hope this narrator continues with future books. I felt all the claustrophobia and anxiety of Ari Thór living alone in the remote fishing village and Smowblind became compulsive listening. I really could have finished this in one sitting (believe me, I would have liked to)!
A clever plot and some distinctive characters kept me thoroughly engaged and this certainly rates as one of my favourite Audible listens since joining.
A sensational return to the heart of Dark Iceland!
Nightblind offered a truly memorable glimpse into the heart of Dark Iceland and a triumphant return to the tiny fishing village of Siglufjördur where ..Show More »Ari Thór finds himself stationed. In this follow up to the success of a dazzling debut in Snowblind the author once again presents a superbly drawn cast of characters and what makes for a brilliantly well plotted mystery. Listeners are able to gain a real feel for the claustrophobia of life in a remote vilage where incomers never feel they truly belong and this is a story which hooks you from the off!
The author cleverly draws in the wider backdrop of the economy in Iceland and the prosperity of the fishing industry is no more, with an increased emphasis on the need of the village to rely on the tourist trade as a source of income. Combined with a new tunnel making the village more accessible this has made for some changes and with it some newcomers. Yet when a shooting occurs in the village in this noriously peaceful country it still strikes at the very heart of society and the puzzle which Ari Thór find himself wrestling with offers a second thrilling return to Iceland.
This could have been so good but for such a short story it seems hideously slow.
The performance is good but I found it very distracting tha..Show More »t the narrator did all the Northern Icelandic accents in the precise style of David Mitchell's "and that's a bad miss" snooker commentator.