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  • The Dogs of Riga

  • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell, read by Sean Barrett. Sweden, winter, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Good Story

  • By Hoskins on 03-09-11

Great start to the Wallander series of books

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-11

As the first of the series of books featuring inspector Wallander, Mankell introduces us to many of the characters that feature in future books. The narration is really good, and I have heard Sean Barrett reading other Scandinavian novels also to great effect.
The story features an interesting time, and though a bit escapist at times, is an interesting and enjoyable listen throughout.
If you are a Wallander/Mankell fan, or a Euro Crime Fan, this has a great feel and is worth the purchase.

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