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  • Jar City

  • By: Arnaldur Indridason
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Delving into the dead man's life Detective Erlendur discovers that 40 years ago he was accused of an appalling crime, but never convicted. Had his past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would definitely benefit from a different narrator

  • By Neil Russell-Bates on 15-02-18

Would definitely benefit from a different narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No, i think I would be concerned that they might find the narrator too irritating

What was one of the most memorable moments of Jar City?

When they are digging up the floor in the apartment, it was well described and you could imagine how unpleasant it would have been

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His different voices for different characters were weird and his "female" voices in particular were dreadful. When he couched the main character's daughter it was very unconvincing and nearly ruined the whole audio book.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You won't look at the old man living next door the same way again.

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