Monday, March 5, 2018

The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir Macmillan Audio review

I had the pleasure of reviewing The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir for RT Book Reviews so when it was one of the selections for Macmillan Audio's February choices I jumped at the chance to review the audio version. I've also included my review courtesy RT Book Reviews magazine.

ISBN-13: 9781427294401
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 2-13-2018
Length: 13 hours 40 mins
Source: Macmillan Audio
Buy It: Amazon/Kobo/Audible
From Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir comes a thrilling and unique audiobook series
The Legacy is the first installment in a stunning new audiobook series from the author of The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel.
The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the victim’s seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she’s not talking.
The Legacy is the first installment in a fantastic new series featuring the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar.
Newly-promoted, out of his depth, detective Huldar turns to Freyja for her expertise with traumatized young people. Freyja, who distrusts the police in general and Huldar in particular, isn’t best pleased. But she’s determined to keep little Margret safe.
It may prove tricky. The killer is leaving them strange clues: warnings in text messages, sums scribbled on bits of paper, numbers broadcast on the radio. He’s telling a dark and secret story—but can they crack the code? And if they do, will they be next?
Audio sample courtesy Macmillan Audio

My Review
The Legacy
By Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Macmillan audio

Narration 4 stars
Having read and editorially reviewed The Legacy I was excited to get the opportunity to review the audio edition produced by Macmillan audio. I was pleasantly surprised with the narration of Lucy Patterson who did an excellent job of letting me finally hear the correct pronunciations of almost (to me anyway) unpronounceable Icelandic names and places. She also with a definitive mellifluous voice gives an emotion perfect performance giving life to each character and each scene and making the horrors of this fantastic international thriller more real.

My review courtesy RT Book Reviews

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Meet Yrsa:
YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR (pronounced UR-suh SIG-ur-dar-daughter) lives with her family in Reykjavík. She is a director of one of Iceland’s largest engineering firms. Her work is climbing bestseller lists all over the world, and films are currently in production for several of her books.


  1. I like the sound of this one but it sounds like a tough subject matter. I will put this on my to read shelf.

  2. This does sound unique! Thanks for introducing me to it!


    1. Þakka þér fyrir - that's thank you in Icelandic ;-)

  3. Oh yes, this is right up my alley and I like the narration!

  4. I always wanted to take a course in Icelandic, but every year they had it there was another class clashing with it, one that was a must. Ack!


    1. Það er alltaf á morgun -there's always tomorrow in Icelandic ;-)

  5. I love the idea of a mystery series set in Iceland. I will definitely be adding this one to the list. Thanks, Debbie!

  6. It's rough for me to listen to audio, but this is a book I would definitely pick up to read. Sounds quite fascinating! Hugs...RO