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Dregs

Lu par : Saul Reichlin
Série : William Wisting, Volume 1
Durée : 9 h et 55 min

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Four feet…from four different victims?

In Stavern around midsummer a severed left foot in a training shoe is washed up on the shore. Then another, and yet another. Altogether four left feet in the course of one week.

Police Inspector William Wisting has many years of murder experience behind him, but he has never examined evidence like this. Four feet…from four different victims?

©2010 Jørn Lier Horst (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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“Jørn Lier Horst has once more written a well-founded and tense crime novel, with space for both the expected and the downright surprising.” ( Aftenposten)
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  • L. O. Pardue
  • 09/01/2015

Good Norwegian Procedural

What a macabre beginning! Why are all these left feet showing up on Norway's shore? Steig Larsson's legacy continues as we get exposed to more Scandinavian mysteries and procedurals that are worthy of our listen. Horst has written a good book that includes lots of details about Norwegian life, criminal system, banking and other topics. I thought this police procedural was well paced and the reveal of information made sense. Kudos to Horst on his writing and well developed characters. I struggled with keeping up with the numerous names. Fortunately, the chapters are short in case you have to listen a second time.

I feel very neutral about the narrator. He did a fine job with the pronunciation of difficult language. He voice did not distract or enhance -- just neutral.

Whenever I listen to a Scandinavian book, I find myself spending lots of time on the internet researching vacations in Norway and Sweden. I will get there some day.

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  • She said what?
  • 24/05/2019

Worst narrator of all time - Story? Who knows

The narrator gives a boring, grinding read. The story is probably interesting, but I’ll never know
One credit wasted.

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  • PharmGirl
  • 26/07/2015

Good detective novel

I like the way the father-daughter, journalist-detective stories intertwine. And it's quick paced and exciting.
The narration is excellent.
Ready for the next book.

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  • Elizabeth Wolfinger
  • 26/08/2015

Scandanavian Crime Genre at it's Best

An interesting and unusual plot, combined with believable characters makes this a must read for anyone who enjoys this genre. I have listened to three of Horst's books and plan to lirten to all that have been translated into English. Narration is spot on.

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  • Darlene
  • 03/04/2019

Dissatisfied

very slow moving, no action till the last 15 minutes total waste of time dud.

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  • Vicki Joseph
  • 08/02/2019

Intriguing

I loved the narrator! Its a ood story! I will tread new from this author!

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  • Kalan
  • 24/01/2019

It did not live up to expectations – very slow!

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book.
It was so very, very slow that I thought of giving up quite a few times. Even when it started to pick up it wasn’t as exciting as I hoped it would be.
I did not feel connected to the characters this time and they seemed to be stumbling around with nothing gained and nothing done until chapter 44. After that it was OK but if it weren’t an audiobook and if I hadn’t had it on in the background while driving, I would have given up so much earlier.
I’m sorry but this one did not live up to expectations.

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  • Vall
  • 14/03/2018

Complicated, but Satisfying

I should have gotten a white board to write out the names of all the characters just to keep up. It takes a long, long, long time to solve the case. However, the final scene of life and death is climatic and enthralling. I like the main character—he is understandable and personable.
If you have the time and need something to occupy your thoughts—you really need to concentrate—it’s a good read.
I’m on to the next installment. Enjoy!

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  • Debbie
  • 04/11/2017

Not a Good Ad for Athletic Shoes

Name brand running shoes on severed feet, washing up on the shore . . . each LEFT feet, from four different victims . . . it has the Stavern police department turned upside down and Inspector Wisting befuddled . . . at first thought to be a boating accident, when there was only ONE foot . . . now known to be something much more sinister, Wisting and his team of investigators can't seem to find the common thread between the victims . . . meanwhile Line, Wisting's daughter, a journalist for a popular Norwegian newspaper is writing a piece on convicted murders and whether their years on incarceration has been beneficial in rehabilitating them . . . I found this thinking rather strange and naive . . . and very opposed to American thinking on crime and punishment . . . while allowing that Line is still young and idealistic . . . the prison sentences in Europe are ridiculously low, even for murder . . . and those convicted come out, only to repeat their crimes . . . the mystery of the murders, the severed feet and even Line's involvement with convicted murderers makes for an excellent story . . . I enjoy the details that this author goes in to . . . details about Norway, its people, Detective Wisting and his family . . . makes one think throughout . . . great resolution . . . I am on to the next in the series . . .

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  • Lyndel
  • 17/08/2015

Tediously Slow

What disappointed you about Dregs?

Too long to get to any point. The main character was always tired. Poor policing skills. The plot was basically good, should have been an exciting read. If editors ever read the translation through I'd be surprised.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jørn Lier Horst again?

No. It's what I imagine hell is.

What didn’t you like about Saul Reichlin’s performance?

Slow boring voice. Inflection was poor. I will never listen to him narrating again

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disapointmemt. Changing audio speeds to see if it helped

Any additional comments?

I want my credit back!

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  • Barbara
  • 28/03/2015

wonderful narrator

narrater makes all the difference! great voice and good variations for the different characters and so on