Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library 2004
CS ISBN 0792733509 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0792733517 $79.95 Eight CDs
This is the first of the Norwegian Inspector Sejer mystery novels, which have been translated into 16 languages, to appear in America. Let's hope for more. In this one Inspector Sejer must solve the murder of a young girl from a small mountain village--a village where everyone knows everyone else and outsiders, like Sejer, are not welcome. David Rintoul excels in the role of Sejer. His inspector is a convincing cop, uninflected but comforting to spend time with, persistent, single-minded, and confident. Rintoul's other characterizations are interesting, as well, giving voice to a range of wary mountain villagers. And his narrative pacing is never too fast, never too slow. Excellent. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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