Mercy : Department Q

  • by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • Series: Department Q
  • 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Mercy, Scandinavia's new bestselling crime phenomenon.
Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction. She will die first. Copenhagen detective Carl has been taken off homicide to run a newly created department for unsolved crimes. His first case concerns Merete Lynggaard, who vanished five years ago. Everyone says she's dead. Everyone says it's a waste of time. He thinks they're right.
The voice in the dark is distorted, harsh and without mercy. It says the prisoner's torture will only end when she answers one simple question. It is one she has asked herself a million times: WHY is this happening?


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Danish Noire superbly read by Steven Pacey

One of the best audibooks I've heard. Its a Danish detective novel with a political sub-plot - similar to the brilliant "The Killing" Danish TV series.

Read superbly by Steven Pacey - one of my favourite narrators. In fact I originally chose this book mainly due to his excellent narration of the marvelous Joe Abercrombie books which I've recently finished.

So glad I did. Just downloaded the sequel - for the continuing story of Dept Q..
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- Nick

excellent thriller

i approached this book with trepidation - was it to be just another scandinavian detective thriller? well, in a nutshell, that's exactly what it is, but it's also more than that.

the main character is semi-burned out, his new companion interesting, the plotting well constructed and the pace apt.

in addition, the narrator does a great job (i do like the application of uk dialects despite this being set in denmark). i'll be buying the next in the series.
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- GORDON "Gordon Thomson"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-06-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd