4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A great yarn,
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This review is from: The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander Mysteries) (Audio CD)
It's always best to read or listen to the Wallander stories in chronological order. However, that's not entirely necessary, which is just as well when one doesn't know the sequence.
This Wallander tale, from Henning Mankell, is very entertaining. I like the absence of glitz, the thoughtful pacing, and the natural, realistic flaws of the characters. What I didn't appreciate on the CD audiobook was the carelessly sloppy Americanized pronunciation of Swedish names, which took away a lot of the enjoyment of the story.
If you know nothing about Swedish pronunciation, the Dick van Dyke mangling of names won't irritate you, and you will surely enjoy the audiobook to the full. Otherwise, be prepared for frequent teeth-gritting moments... or buy the book, instead.