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It’s the week before Easter in 1971, and at the local power plant in rural Lapland, the workers are heading out for the morning shift. But something’s different - a safe has been robbed, and no one knows how. In Vietas, award-winning crime author Jenny Rogneby explores the case of the missing money, why it was so badly handled and why, to this day, it remains unsolved.

This three-part true crime series is different: it features waterfalls and reindeers, but no murders. It a tale of a crime executed in a spectacularly specific way, but also of a small Swedish town in the middle of nowhere, where everybody and nobody is a suspect.

A Soundtelling production for Audible Originals.

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What listeners say about Vietas: Lapland's Greatest Heist

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good to listen

narrator is very good , and good to listen what a true story it is !

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Thoroughly enjoyable series.

The story is gripping and narration has made it a amazing listening experience. Definitely worth recommending to others.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-08-20

Unorganised

This is probably a really interesting crime, but it's terribly produced. The narrator is ok, except when she speaks over recordings of other people. There are actual recordings of people who were there, but the translations are bitty, too spaced out, repetitive and seem to be of the most uninteresting parts of that whats being said.
I managed 1 and a half episodes before my head started to hurt. Not good.

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  • Rob
  • 28-08-20

Dreadful, nothing but ramblings from the narrator

Could of been great, big let down!!! Only finished it as I had gone so deep into the story

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  • Mike
  • 22-08-20

20 minutes of content dragged out

This could have been great but sadly I found it tedious and repetitive. A pity.

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  • ZINNIA SARKAR
  • 18-08-20

Great performance and sound design

some of the best suspense thrillers and mystery novels I have listened to!Thanks a lot!!!!!

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  • Dewdrop
  • 14-08-20

Very good short documentary

A very good listen, good level of detail and description. The narrator did a very good job of getting the story across.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-20

intriguing story.

its a good story and a great heist, but lack of intensity and action made this story a little boring. but its still a good story and a great performance

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  • mcsmall
  • 25-02-21

Fascinating heist

Stranger than fiction. Well narrated apart from the unnecessary obscuring of the main suspect's voice in English translation

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  • Michelle
  • 23-08-20

Very good! Interesting listen. Genius coup!

Will admit, it has made me look more into this.

Nice to hear interviews with those were around and suspected. Would love to know who did it!

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  • Suzi Telford
  • 22-08-20

Coup

The narrator had a lovely voice but why did no one point out that she mispronounces “coup” all the way through. English is not her first language but the production team must have listened to this before signing it off. She uses the word coup about 100 times per episode and by the 3rd episode it got REALLY annoying. Otherwise, as I said, a lovely narrator I just wish she’d had the opportunity to have it pointed out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-08-20

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This wasn't a bad listen. Crime was very good but was just missing a edge to it. Didn't really get excited about the story. Well presented

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  • Robbie Hammond
  • 31-07-20

twas a worthy listen

it was a bit short; being only a few hours or so but its better that than too be listening to filler to lengthen the series with no added details of any interest to listeners

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-07-20

interesting story of theft and glorification

I enjoyed the mystery, shame there was no resolve, I always love a good resolution to a mystery.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-20

There are better true crime options out there

While an interesting enough heist story, this series is not the best in its class. The remote, insular and atmospheric setting is promising, but the first two episodes seem to go round in circles, revisiting much if the same material. The third episode is better and briefly touches on fascinating issues such as the Swedish approach to privacy, and the lack of technology and forensic science 50 years ago, both of which hampered the investigation. It would have been good to hear more detailed analysis of these and other social/cultural issues and show how they help to explain what are called out as deficits in police procedure.
The production was also frustrating. Every minute or two someone who is being interviewed (or their translator), starts to speak and is then completely cut off by the narrator who tells you what they said. This leads to a very disjointed listening experience. And why do you have to disguise/distort a translator's voice to protect the identity of the person they are translating for? That makes no sense!
If you are looking for a true crime series that ticks all the boxes, I recommend Mark Fennell's Nut Jobs rather than this one. Apologies for the less than glowing review. I know a lot of passion and hard work goes into all these productions and I guess I have been a bit spoiled by the generally high standards of Audible content :(

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-09-20

Intriguing mystery

The story is of an historical heist. The perpetrators are a mystery. Some of the audio could be easier to hear and understand. But enjoyable