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    • The Wanderer

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Iceland, 2017: When a young Italian tourist is found brutally murdered at a sacred church in northern Iceland, Magnus Jonson, newly returned to the Reykjavík police force, is called in to investigate. At the scene, he finds a stunned TV crew, there to film a documentary on the life of the legendary Viking Gudrid the Wanderer. Magnus quickly begins to suspect that there may be more links to the murdered woman than anyone in the film crew will acknowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed this.

    • By Rosalind on 15-02-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 66 Degrees North

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Iceland 1934: Two boys playing see something they shouldn't have. The consequences will haunt them and their families for generations. Iceland 2009: the credit crunch bites. The currency has been devalued, savings annihilated, lives ruined. Grassroots revolution is in the air, as is the feeling that someone ought to pay.... And in a country where everyone knows everybody, it isn't hard to draw up a list of exactly who is responsible. And then, one by one, to cross them off.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 100 per cent gripping!

    • By Panda on 28-07-12

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Where the Shadows Lie

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    One thousand years ago: An Icelandic warrior returns from battle, bearing a ring cut from the right hand of his foe. Seventy years ago: An Oxford professor, working from a secret source, creates the 20th century’s most pervasive legend. The professor’s name? John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Six hours ago: An expert on Old Icelandic literature, Agnar Haraldsson, is murdered. Everything is connected, but to discover how, Detective Magnus Jonson must venture where the shadows lie….

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great find!

    • By Denise on 14-05-11

    Regular price: £15.39

    • Free to Trade

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It was a deal to die for. And somebody will. Paul Murray is an ex-Olympic runner, so his training is perfect for the rigours of multimillion-dollar bond trading in the City of London. The pace is breakneck, the smell of success intoxicating. Then the body of his colleague Debbie is fished out of the Thames, and Paul’s world is turned upside down. He begins a dangerous, chaotic tumble into the darker side of trading. 

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Amnesia

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Alastair Cunningham wakes up in hospital with almost total amnesia. But he knows that something terrible happened in his past, something that haunts him still. A young family friend, Clemence, is called in to help rekindle his memory. Retreating with Alastair to his remote cottage, Clemence finds a peculiar manuscript hidden away from prying eyes. Reading the prologue, she discovers a murder by someone very much like a young Alastair. The victim? Clemence's grandmother, Sophie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great "who dunnit"

    • By CW on 19-08-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Sea of Stone

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Oli and Magnus Jonson have spent decades trying to escape from the shadows of their past. Raised by their grandparents in Bjarnarhofn, a remote farmstead in Iceland, both brothers had to endure brutal violence at the hands of their grandfather. When Constable Pall Gylfason is called to investigate a suspected homicide in a remote farmstead, he is surprised to find Detective Magnus Jonson is already there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nearly all tied up

    • By mollyeyre on 27-10-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Meltwater

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    FreeFlow is a group of activists dedicated to freedom of information. They have evidence of a military atrocity in the Middle East and are preparing to unleash it. On the glacial rim of an erupting volcano, they christen their endeavour Operation Meltwater. Minutes later, one of them is murdered. Magnus Jonson has a long list of suspects but he’s getting little help - for a group dedicated to transparency, they’re a secretive bunch. But they are not the only ones with secrets. Asta, a newly qualified priest, has contacted FreeFlow with damning information about the former Bishop of Iceland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read

    • By Odilon on 29-11-12

    Regular price: £15.09

    • See No Evil

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    When an old college friend pays Alex Calder an unexpected visit, he is drawn once more into the City's shady underbelly. For Kim is married to Todd, son of South African newspaper tycoon Cornelius van Zyl. Todd wants Alex's help to investigate the mystery of his mother's murder 18 years previously. It was assumed Martha was shot by guerrillas, but the recent discovery of a letter sent shortly before her death now suggests a crime far closer to home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Nick on 18-04-11

    Regular price: £23.39

    • Shadows of War

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    October, 1939: War has been declared, but until the armies massed on either side of the French/German border engage, all is quiet on the Western Front. But just because its quiet doesn't mean that it's not deadly. There are those who believe the war no one wants to fight should be brought to a swift conclusion, even if it means treachery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A really good listen

    • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 14-09-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Polar Bear Killing

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    When a polar bear is sighted in a sleepy Icelandic fishing village, then shot dead by local policeman Constable Halldór, it triggers a debate in the local community. Was Halldór a hero for killing the bear, or should the animal have been protected? Animal rights activists in the area see the constable as a villain, and when, days later, the dead body of Halldór is discovered at a remote beauty spot, the activists are immediately under suspicion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful.

    • By Robert E. on 24-11-18

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Sea of Stone

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Oli and Magnus Jonson have spent decades trying to escape from the shadows of their past. Raised by their grandparents in Bjarnarhofn, a remote farmstead in Iceland, both brothers had to endure brutal violence at the hands of their grandfather. When Constable Pall Gylfason is called to investigate a suspected homicide in a remote farmstead, he is surprised to find Detective Magnus Jonson is already there. Magnus identifies the dead man as his estranged grandfather. Before long, Magnus is arrested for the murder of his grandfather.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Meltwater

    • Magnus Iceland Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    FreeFlow is a group of activists dedicated to freedom of information. They have evidence of a military atrocity in the Middle East and are preparing to unleash it. On the glacial rim of an erupting volcano, they christen their endeavour Operation Meltwater. Minutes later, one of them is murdered. Magnus Jonson has a long list of suspects, but he’s getting little help - for a group dedicated to transparency, they’re a secretive bunch. But they are not the only ones with secrets....

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 66° North

    • A Magnus Iceland Mystery
    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Iceland, 1934. Two boys playing see something they shouldn't have. The consequences will haunt them and their families for generations. Iceland, 2009. The credit crunch bites. The currency has been devalued, savings annihilated, lives ruined. Grassroots revolution is in the air, as is the feeling that someone ought to pay.... And in a country where everyone knows everybody, it isn't hard to draw up a list of exactly who is responsible. And then, one by one, to cross them off. 

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Amnesia

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Alastair Cunningham wakes up in hospital with almost total amnesia. But he knows that something terrible happened in his past, something that haunts him still. A young family friend, Clemence, is called in to help rekindle his memory. Retreating with Alastair to his remote cottage, Clemence finds a peculiar manuscript hidden away from prying eyes. Reading the prologue, she discovers a murder by someone very much like a young Alastair. The victim? Clemence's grandmother, Sophie.

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Hvor skygger ruge

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Torben Sekov
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Under afsløringen af et hold korrupte betjente i Boston kommer den islandskfødte kriminalbetjent Magnus Ragnarsson i skudlinjen, og derfor vælger hans overordnede at sende ham i sikkerhed hos islandsk politi, indtil sagen kommer for retten. Selvom Magnus voksede op på Island, var hans afsked med landet ikke smertefrit, og det er derfor med blandede følelser, at han vender tilbage. Men han får hurtigt andet at tænke på, da han bliver kastet direkte ud i efterforskningen af et mord.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Where the Shadows Lie

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    One thousand years ago: an Icelandic warrior returns from battle, bearing a ring cut from the right hand of his foe. Seventy years ago: an Oxford professor, working from a secret source, creates the 20th century’s most pervasive legend. The professor’s name? John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Six hours ago: an expert on Old Icelandic literature, Agnar Haraldsson, is murdered. Everything is connected, but to discover how, Detective Magnus Jonson must venture where the shadows lie....

    Regular price: £21.39

    • The Wanderer

    • By: Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Iceland, 2017: when a young Italian tourist is found brutally murdered at a sacred church in northern Iceland, Magnus Jonson, newly returned to the Reykjavík police force, is called in to investigate. At the scene, he finds a stunned TV crew, there to film a documentary on the life of the legendary Viking Gudrid the Wanderer. Magnus quickly begins to suspect that there may be more links to the murdered woman than anyone in the film crew will acknowledge.

    Regular price: £19.99