Firewall: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

Henning Mankell, Author, Ebba Segerberg, Translator, Dick Hill, Read by , read by Dick Hill. Blackstone $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4332-2582-6

When two dead bodies show up in the Swedish town of Ystad, the aging and disheartened police detective Kurt Wallander begins to investigate the murders as the press attacks his reputation. Mankell delivers a solid mystery with excellent buildup and dynamic characters, and Dick Hill's delivery keeps the tension taut through the story. Hill's gruff voice perfectly brings the downtrodden Wallander to life, but other characters' voices are sometimes unconvincing. Hill uses the same tone and pitch for all characters, rendering men and women confusingly interchangeable. The liberal use of audible sighs, snorts and chortles pull listeners deep into the narrative, and Hill should also be commended for his smooth reading of Swedish names and places. A Vintage paperback. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 03/30/2009
Release date: 12/01/2008
Show other formats
MP3 CD - 978-1-4332-2585-7
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4332-2581-9
Compact Disc - 978-1-4332-2584-0
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4332-6232-6
Hardcover - 436 pages - 978-1-84343-112-1
Hardcover - 544 pages - 978-0-09-945905-7
Hardcover - 416 pages - 978-1-56584-767-5
Open Ebook - 544 pages - 978-1-4070-1768-6
Open Ebook - 417 pages - 978-1-59558-613-1
Paperback - 416 pages - 978-1-4000-3153-5
Paperback - 534 pages - 978-0-09-952659-9
Paperback - 534 pages - 978-0-09-953505-8
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.