The Swimmer : Klara Walldeen

  • by Joakim Zander
  • Narrated by William Roberts, Yolanda Kettle
  • Series: Klara Walldeen
  • 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The truth weighs nothing… Klara Walldeen, orphaned as a child and brought up by her grandparents, is now a political aide in Brussels. And she has just seen something she shouldn't. On the other side of the world, an old spy hides. Once, he was a man so dedicated that he abandoned his daughter. Now the only thing he lives for is swimming. Then Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase through Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out.


What the Critics Say

"Guilt and atonement and revenge... The Swimmer is an impressive, fast-paced thriller" (Boras Tiding)
"Elegantly constructed... the language creeps up on you... a remarkable debut novel." (Goteborgs-Posten)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

interestingly different, differently interesting

If you could sum up The Swimmer in three words, what would they be?

a keep-reading read!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the aftermath of the bomb explosion (spoiler alert - NOT)

Any additional comments?

the many aspects - all of which came together well

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- sunflower

Keeps you interested from the start

If you could sum up The Swimmer in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, pacy and conclusive (I hate stories that are left open ended)

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Swimmer?

The car bomb.

Which character – as performed by William Roberts and Yolanda Kettle – was your favourite?

The swimmer

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

I never want to listen to an audio book in one sitting

Any additional comments?

I cannot remember a narrator as memorable as William Roberts - a joy to listen to and definitely helped the story.

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- Stephen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audio