Listen free for 30 days

Listen with offer

$0.00 for first 30 days

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
Redemption cover art

Redemption

By: Jussi Adler-Olsen, Martin Aitken
Narrated by: Steven Pacey
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £16.99

Buy Now for £16.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Listeners also enjoyed...

Fatal Isles cover art
A Litter of Bones: A Scottish Crime Thriller cover art
The Dentist cover art
Hidden in Snow cover art
A Long Time Dead cover art
Crimson Shore cover art
The Few cover art
The Way of Renegades cover art
Angel Maker cover art
The Child cover art
The Infirmary: A DCI Ryan Mystery (Multicast Drama) cover art
The Blood Strand cover art
Into the Blue cover art
The Tattoo Thief cover art
The Mayfly cover art
The Sea Detective cover art

Summary

The downloadable, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s sensational new thriller, read by the actor Steven Pacey.

Two boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Their kidnapper has gone, but soon he will return. Their bonds are inescapable.

But there is a bottle and tar to seal it. Paper and a splinter for writing; blood for ink. A message begging for help.

In Copenhagen’s cold cases division Carl Morck has received a bottle. It holds an old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two boys. Is it real? Who are they and why weren’t they reported missing? Can they possibly still be alive?

©2013 Jussi Adler-Olsen (P)2013 Penguin Audio

Love Books? You'll Love Audible.

Transform your day

Transform your day

Replace endless scrolling with endless listening. Chores can be fun.

Listen everywhere

Listen everywhere

You can’t turn pages while you drive—but you can press play.

Carry your entire Library

Carry your entire Library

Your stories go where you go. Audiobooks don’t weigh a thing.

Listen and learn

Listen and learn

Discover stories that can change your mind, your well-being, and your life.

Reach your reading goals

Reach your reading goals

Download titles to listen offline, wherever you are in the world.

Find your niche

Find your niche

WIth thousands of titles to explore, there’s something for everyone.

Try for £0.00 £7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

What listeners say about Redemption

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,112
  • 4 Stars
    408
  • 3 Stars
    66
  • 2 Stars
    20
  • 1 Stars
    9
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,162
  • 4 Stars
    267
  • 3 Stars
    41
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    4
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,005
  • 4 Stars
    382
  • 3 Stars
    73
  • 2 Stars
    20
  • 1 Stars
    5

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Redemption

I'm a big fan of jussi Adler -Olsen books and Steven Pacey brings these books to life,
I look forward to hearing the next book

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

nordic noir with regional accents!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend to anyone who had read the previous two books as the backstory of the detective and his problems is not explained at all; it took quite a while before I worked out why he might have a paraplegic living in his house. I enjoyed the premise of the story.

Would you recommend Redemption to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes but after the first two by same author

What three words best describe Steven Pacey’s performance?

Odd I could not understand why some of the characters had British regional accents when the book is set in Denmark and Sweden.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No it took a while to get into the story which had several threads not all of which were as gripping as the main story. Some of the characters were beyond unusual Rose/Ursa for example.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

magnificent

Would you listen to Redemption again? Why?

yes it was a most wonderful book and the voices and characters were so real I felt that I knew them all

What did you like best about this story?

the story was so thrilling it had me saying oh n o over and over I dont think I have read a book that kept me in suspense up until the prelude and even then up until the last word This is the best book by far I have read in a long time

Which character – as performed by Steven Pacey – was your favourite?

assad he managed the voices great but then he managed all the voices as always a fantastic narrator

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

dont miss this

Any additional comments?

If anyone likes a really good keep you going never wanting to put down book this is it

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Gripping

Another great story in the series. Plenty of twists and turns and fast-paced. Another sleepless night waiting for the denouement at the story finale.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thrilling, clever, funny

Absolutely love the department Q books, there is nothijg bad you can say about them. Steven Pacey is sublime but after hearing the new narrator on the last 2 books, his contribution to the story becomes even more apparent. A well thought out story line with the perfect amount of seriousness and comedy. Bravo

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Dark & Funny; Another Great Dept Q Story

The Department Q books are not easy because the storylines can be so brutal. Not in terms of violence but deed. Again though, this the third in the series (I think) has a super story brilliantly read by Steven Pacey. He brings out the humour and characters without ever overdoing it. I particularly appreciate the authentic feel of the lead character, he's not always politically correct but his heart really is in the right place. Like all the best detective series I have grown to love Carl, Assad & Rose. They are definitely part of my imaginative world now just as Wallander, Dalgliesh and Marple are.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Well written and read

I usually avoid books with police and detectives because they are often quite boring and unoriginal, however I tried the first book in this series and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the 3rd and the story was good. The narrator is also very good.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great listen

Fantastic narration of great book. Shall be going for next in series immediately. Thank you

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Religious redemption

Carl, Assad and Rose come to the rescue again in this clever thriller involving religious cults who keep themselves to themselves. So when a serial pyscho-path with a disturbed past is about, its difficult to track him down as the communities do not want to involve others, especially the police in their plight.

I have enjoyed the department Q books although I have found Steven Pacey's Danish pronunciation a little odd, and his regional English accents even stranger for these Danish characters.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Fantastic narrator.

The narrator is the best thing about this audio book. He creates different accents and voices for the characters which, for me, make up for the meandering plot.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!