Alphabet House

  • by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by Daniel Philpott
  • 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How long can you pretend to be mad without going mad? Two English pilots are forced to find out when they are shot down behind enemy lines in 1944. The area is swarming with German troops, so, unable to escape, they ditch their clothing and personal belongings, pose as German soldiers, and board a train carrying wounded SS men home from the eastern front. But their act is too convincing and they find find themselves being transferred to Alphabet House, a mental hospital for those damaged by war. They are playing a dangerous game, and it seems they might not be the only ones there hiding secrets....
Both escape adventure and psychological thriller, Alphabet House is a meticulously researched stand-alone story from the acclaimed author of the 10-million-selling 'Department Q series'


What the Critics Say

"Adler-Olsen is the new 'it' boy of Nordic Noir" (The Times)
"One of the best I’ve read in a long time" (Stephen Leather)
"Epic, compelling, addictive" (Craig Russell)


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Customer Reviews

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interesting departure

this is an interesting departure from Adler-Olsens usual stuff. it is a fascinating insight into human survival under extreme duress
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a really good read

the unusual view of madness or perceived madness was a compelling read. the main characters were described in a way that brought them to life
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2014
  • Publisher: Strathmore Publishing