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    • Faceless Killers

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen

    • By Lucy on 27-04-14

    Regular price: £20.09

    • The Man Who Smiled

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Wallender

    • By Jean on 11-06-10

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Italian Shoes

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Once a successful surgeon, Frederick Welin now lives in self-imposed exile on an island in the Swedish archipelago. Nearly twelve years have passed since he was disgraced for attempting to cover up a tragic mishap on the operating table. One morning in the depths of winter, he sees a hunched figure struggling towards him across the ice. His past is about to catch up with him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An exceptional book...

    • By Rulf Neigenfind on 30-03-10

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sidetracked

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Midsummer approaches, and Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him. But his summer is ruined when a girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wallander - excellent 5 * roller coaster ride

    • By Steven on 30-11-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • One Step Behind

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be TEN stars!

    • By Diane on 06-05-11

    Regular price: £24.09

    • Before the Frost

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    The leader of a religious cult in Guyana instigates a mass suicide. He succeeds in killing himself and his whole flock of worshippers, save one. One man escapes. In the wood in the country land outside Ystad, the police make an horrific discovery: a severed head, and hands locked together in an attitude of prayer. A Bible lies at the victim's side, handwritten corrections and amendments on every page.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A cut above usual crime fiction.

    • By Noush on 10-06-10

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The White Lioness

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The White Lioness by Henning Mankell, read by Sean Barrett. In 1992, in peaceful Southern Sweden, Louise Akerblom, an estate agent, pillar of the Methodist church, wife and mother, disappears. There is no explanation and no motive. Inspector Wallander and his team are called in to investigate. As Wallander is introduced to this case, he has a gut feeling that the victim will never be found alive, but he has no idea how far he will have to go in search of the killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best Wallander but still worth reading

    • By Nick on 24-01-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Fifth Woman

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 64

    Four nuns and a fifth woman, a visitor to Africa, are killed in a savage nighttime attack. Months later in Sweden, the news of the unexplained tragedy sets off a cruel vengeance for these killings. Inspector Kurt Wallander is home from an idyllic holiday in Rome, full of energy and plans for the future. Autumn settles in, and Wallander prays the winter will be peaceful. But when he investigates the disappearance of an elderly birdwatcher, he discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder - a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True to Mankell form

    • By Lornie Lou on 27-11-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Troubled Man

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good story, well read, but....

    • By Rosalind on 15-07-11

    Regular price: £24.09

    • The Return of the Dancing Master

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    Herbert Molin, a retired police officer, lives alone in a remote cottage in northern Sweden. Two things seem to consume him; his passion for the tango, and an obsession with the "demons" he believes to be pursuing him. Early one morning shots shatter Molin's window- by the time his body is found it is almost unrecognisable. Stefan Lindman is another off-the-job police officer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply satisfying

    • By Barry on 26-08-12

    Regular price: £24.09

    • An Event in Autumn

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Some cases aren’t as cold as you’d think. Kurt Wallander’s life looks like it has taken a turn for the better when his offer on a new house is accepted, only for him to uncover something unexpected in the garden - the skeleton of a middle-aged woman.As police officers comb the property, Wallander attempts to get his new life back on course by finding the woman’s killer with the aid of his daughter, Linda. But when another discovery is made in the garden, Wallander is forced to delve further back into the area's past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A short lost Wallander gem

    • By Dave Coleman on 25-11-16

    Regular price: £17.99

    • After the Fire

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Fredrik Welin is a 70-year-old retired doctor. Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He lives a quiet life. Until he wakes up one night to find his house on fire. Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed wellies, as neighbouring islanders arrive to help douse the flames. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hmmmm!

    • By mollyeyre on 17-11-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Firewall

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immensely enjoyable

    • By Steven on 24-03-13

    Regular price: £24.09

    • The Pyramid

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as Mankell gets

    • By Russell on 12-03-11

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Dogs of Riga

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    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

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Eye of the Leopard

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Hans Olofson is the son of a Swedish lumberjack. His early life is isolated and difficult, overshadowed by the disappearance of his mother. When he loses both his best friend, and then his girlfriend in tragic circumstances, his only remaining desire is to fulfil her dream of visiting the grave of a legendary missionary, deep in the remote hills of Northern Zambia.On reaching Africa, Olofson is struck by its beauty and mystery.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging but not thrilling lifestory

    • By Steven on 12-08-11

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Depths

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    October 1914: the destroyer Svea emerged from the Stockholm archipelago bearing south-south-east. On board was Lars Tobiasson-Svartman, a naval engineer charged with making depth soundings to find a navigable channel for the Swedish navy. As a child Tobiasson-Svartman was fascinated by measurement; nothing is as magical as exact knowledge.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Depths

    • By Paul on 17-12-12

    Regular price: £19.09

    • Daniel

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In 1875, Hans Bengler, a young entomologist, leaves Sweden for the expedition of a lifetime to the Kalahari Desert, where he hopes to find a previously undiscovered insect to name after himself and advance his career. Instead, after his long and arduous journey through the sands, he finds a small boy, whose tribe has been decimated by European raiders. Accustomed to collecting specimens, Bengler decides to adopt the boy and names him Daniel.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Uninspired, unconvinced

    • By DubaiReader on 17-06-12

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Man From Beijing

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentnick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    One cold January day the police are called to a sleepy little hamlet in the north of Sweden where they discover a savagely murdered man lying in the snow. As they begin their investigation they notice that the village seems eerily quiet and deserted. Going from house to house, looking for witnesses, they uncover a crime unprecedented in Swedish history. When Judge Birgitta Roslin reads about the massacre, she realises that she has a family connection to one of the couples involved and decides to investigate.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Think twice

    • By Elinor Dashwood on 02-05-11

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Quicksand

    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In January 2014 I was informed that I had cancer. However, Quicksand is not a book about death and destruction but about what it means to be human. I have undertaken a journey from my childhood to the man I am today, writing about the key events in my life and about the people who have given me new perspectives. About men and women I have never met but wish I had. I write about love and jealousy, about courage and fear. And about what it is like to live with a potentially fatal illness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding memoir

    • By Jim McCrory on 27-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

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