Who is Harry's Nemesis?
Rascal the gypsy
The way he represented Harry Hole.
No I like to listen every day to immerse myself in the story
This narrator is awful, and does not get Harry Hole at all.. like Robin Sachs or Dick Hill .. they would know how to read this. Had to stop and buy the book, so that the narrator did not ruin my image of Hole as set by Robin Sachs who I love.
Narrator does not understand Jo Nesbo characters and the inflections that he gives others.. and Hole are ruinous to the those of us who have heard Robin Walsh.
would never by a book by that narrator
Nesbo's command of story and pace, as well as the psychological implications of the action on the characters, is worth nothing short of magnificent.
The author's description of the pursuit of Hole by his own department (while Hole is himself hung over) as a result of the killer's scheme is a tour de force.
it was a shame to have this story almost ruined by such poor narration.
Would recommend book highly in written form but in audio had to keep going back to keep characters straight.
Read all of them already.
Love Nesbo plots.
The reader ruined this story big time.
Very disappointed...no, angry....that such a good writer's work could suffer the tragedy of this reader's work. Nesbo deserves MUCH better treatment.
Love to see this book done over with a good reader. It would be a totally different experience.
Ok, it seems that the other reviewer were correct. I think if I had heard Thor Knai first, it wouldn't have been so bad, but I didn't, I listened to The Redbreast first and Robin Sachs is really really good. The biggest problem was the switching between some sort of Norwegian accent, a Texas accent, plain American accent, back to a poor German accent. These accents really were problematic because they sort of took you out of the story. If it had been read in a plain American accent it would have been fine.
The story was really good. As long as I could sort of disconnect from the voice and just listen to the words I liked it. But, this may be a good one to read yourself.
The story was riveting - the twists in the plot kept me guessing. The narrator has a low key, laid back style that seemed to complement to story line very well, and enhanced the plot in some of the tenser scenes of the story. I can't wait to read my next Harry Hole story!
Sooooo disappointed in this book. It was so difficult to follow actual events / dream states / present / past transitions. I don't doubt that it would have made at least a little more sense if I were reading the book instead of listening, which is a criticism I've read in other reviews and I agree. But it is flawed on so many levels. The narrator is fine when using his own voice but his attempt to speak English with a Norwegian or with other European accents doesn't work. I found the Norwegian names so difficult to sort out and understand but I had no trouble with the foreign names in the Stieg Larsson Trilogy. I'll try Nesbo again in written form but no more Nesbo audiobooks for me.
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Lots of comments from listeners being critical of Thor Knai and praising Robin Sachs. For those of you out there who have not listened to Knai or Sachs. Knai is Norwegian, he speaks Norwegian, Swedish and English, and his pronunciation is correct, so for example Harry Hole, the protagonist, is pronounced "who-la" with correct Norwegian pronunciation NOT "Hole" as Sachs reads in his narrated books. All I can say is that for anyone familiar with the Norwegian language, Knai is accurate and listening to Sachs is torture. Why the producer of the books chose a Brit from London to read a Norwegian book without at least getting the diction correct is beyond me. I guess they figured most English listeners would not know the difference between correct Norwegian pronunciation and what they served up with Sachs. To do justice to Nesbo, they should re release all the titles with a native speaker, or at least English speaker who is fluent in Norwegian so the pronunciation is correct.
No, I don't repeat any audible books.
After finishing Redbreast I couldn't wait to see what Hole was up to...
This is where it got funny. I read others disparaging comments about the reader and thought
Umm NO! Who could sit still for 13 hours and 36 minutes?
I like the Harry Hole series and would recommend listeners get past the narration and enjoy. I'm now onto the The Devil's Star and am happy to have Robin Sachs back.