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  • The Preacher

  • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 2
  • By: Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Easy Listening

  • By Ann on 21-04-11

Makes Agatha Christie Seem Like Steig Larsson

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-11

I have been an avid collector of Audible downloads for some months now. My first introduction was 'The Millennium Trilogy' which soon got me hooked on Scandinavian detective fiction. Moving on to Norway, I enjoyed the work of Jo Nesbo and was soon looking forward to a new authors who may be working along the same lines.
Unfortunately, I picked up this novel by Camilla Lackberg and my enthusiasm was soon dampened. Even allowing for the fact that the translation may have been poor, there is no disguising the fact that this is the lamest book I have ever read. The characters are so one dimensional, it is beyond belief. In fact they are so bad that, at times I had to laugh. However, laughter soon gave way to annoyance, especially as the delivery of the reader bordered on the hysterical. He had nearly every character shouting their responses. I lost count of the times he yelled out responses such as 'What the Hell are you saying?' or 'Are you trying to tell me that?'
Whilst a 30 year old mystery and a murder are trying to be solved, a young girl is abducted and looks likely to be tortured to death. A motley collection of local coppers painfully try to solve the mystery whilst having a lie in, playing golf, skiving off for extra lunch breaks. The main officer's heavily pregnant wife has to endure a series of unexpected guests who turn up without so much as a bottle of wine in their hands and expect to be put up for days on end. It is all utterly ridiculous and i have no idea how this writer became a best seller.
My advice: AVOID!

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