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  • The Sandman

  • By: Lars Kepler
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (231 ratings)

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The Sandman

By: Lars Kepler
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Summary

The number-one Swedish thriller by the author of The Hypnotist and The Fire Witness. He's Sweden's most prolific serial killer. Jurek Walter is serving a life sentence. Kept in solitary confinement, he is still considered extremely dangerous by psychiatric staff.

He'll lull you into a sense of calm.

Mikael knows him as The Sandman. Seven years ago, he was taken from his bed along with his sister. They are both presumed dead. He has one target left. When Mikael is discovered on a railway line, close to death, the hunt begins for his sister. To get to the truth, Detective Inspector Joona Linna will need to get closer than ever to the man who stripped him of a family; the man who wants Linna dead.

©2014 Lars Kepler (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Taking Europe by storm…ferocious, visceral storytelling that wraps you in a cloak of darkness." ( Daily Mail)
"Deeply scarifying stuff." ( Independent)
"Kepler has a direct line to a very dark place in the human soul." (Lev Grossman, Time)

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Edge of the seat stuff

First time reading this author for me. Suitably impressed, will definitely read more of his work

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Captivating with its suspenseful pace.

Excellent narration. Captivating story with memorable characters. This author manages to inject humanity into horror, taking you along a twisting path

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brilliant

this author is an amazing writer always keeps me hooked. the narrator is good too

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Good book from Lars, not his best

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Another good thriller from Lars, wouldn't say its his best, it is slow at times which isn't expected in a Kepler book. I did enjoy the read and the story was very interesting and nice to know more back ground into his other books. Would recommend if you've read the others, if not then start at the beginning of his books first!

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Chilling story

Good intonation by the narrator adds to the already compelling story. Kepler always keeps you on the edge of your seat, and this is no different.

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This is a nerve shredder!

I enjoyed this from start to finish, the story moved well and held my attention to the end. Perhaps a little far fetched in places but didn't matter as I was immersed in this story.

Plenty of suspense, surprises and action set in a really gloomy world..

Performance was impeccable, well read and a good pace.

I enjoyed thoroughly.

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Grisly tale

But I love this narrator, he makes you feel what he’s saying. A different story, keeps you wanting to know what happens next. It’s the quickest I’ve listened to a book in a while. Good author and excellent narrator what more could you want.

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Terrifying

Saul Reichlin is a master of foreign-language thriller audio, and he's used to really scary effect in this Scandi-horror with a kick-ass heroine and an even more kick-ass hero. The villain is the most frightening yet in the series. Must-listen

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Brilliant!

Fantastic story. Not a single boring moment. Narrator is consistently good with a wide range of voices and accents. Pleasant voice that flows with the story. Highly recommended!

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An all round great read!

Great storyline and suspense throughout the whole story. Best of the series so far although all are good

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