Interesting plot, timeline jumps too much, kept me guessing for a while
most interesting - suspense, significance of snowmen
least interesting - many unrealistic situations.
Nesbo is an amazing writer, and Sachs equals him as narrator. He's got the gravelly cadence of Harry Hole's voice perfectly, and he is a total asset to this book. I listened to the sample of Nemesis (the volume preceding The Snowman in the Harry Hole series), and that narrator does not cut it. Americans can't do Norwegians. Sorry.
In typical Nesbo fashion, this book is exciting, surprising and you will find yourself walking the dog more than usual in order to get to listen to it. First rate on all counts.
The reader of this audio version is excellent. Audio and print versions are both good for different reasons. Can't prefer one over the other.
Definitely unputdownable! Lots of twists and turns.
Gripping delivery and great accent!
I would definitely get more books by this author and also look for books read by Robin Sachs.
I have had a library card wherever I've lived, & always have a book in progress. Fell in love with Audiobooks when my 70 yr old eyes couldn't keep up with my reading. Mysteries are my favorite, but last enjoyable read was "Fifty Shades of Grey" WOW Sensual reading, but it had my interest ! I'm not dead yet!
Always looking for intriguing novels & this one got my attention. The plot is very well woven to keep you on your toes for the next move in the hunt for a serial killer. The primary detective is a likeable character even with all his flaws. It is always exciting to try a new author and get so involved in the story that you just don't want to stop to take a break. This is a writer I have listed to watch for the next novel, hopefully with Harry, on the trail of another crazy villain.
I've only listened to one other and I've been lucky and have liked both of them. If I had to say, I liked this one a little better.
Harry Hole...Yes that is his name, don't ask me why that is! He's such a straight shooter and can put 2 and 2 together better than anyone. He's a no B.S. type of guy that's not afraid to say what's on his mind
It kept me into it the whole way. There was one clue that was dropped and never brought up again until the end and I found myself thinking
good suspense with even better twists and a good ending.
I was so disapointed in this book. The narrator's voice drove me crazy, so lost interest several times. Couldn't stay connected to the story. Never finished
Recommended by my mother, I took a chance at a different type of story by listening to this one...and I'm so glad I did. Definitely enjoyed listening to it...I would have put down had I been reading this and tried to pronounce a lot of the names and places. The reader was rough, but gave it some character. Twists and turns throughout the story kept me wanting more...couldn't wait to get in my car everyday just to listen!!!
This was my first foray into Norweigen mysteries and if they are all this good, I am hooked. It made my time at the gym just fly and I could not wait to crawl into bed at night with this unpredictable thriller. I have told many others about The Snowman as a great alternative to their usual "formula" thillers. I will look to the next Jo Nesbo with eager anticipation. Grab some popcorn and plan a weekend in a comfy chair by the fire with this book!
Most likely not as it was a murder mystery that would just lose the same grip during another read.
My favorite aspect of this story was the setup that took place years prior to the events of the main story. It really set the mood for the plot.
I appreciated the fact that Robin did not attempt to strain voices of the opposite sex. Many times the narrator goes a little overboard attempting to perform these voices.
No extreme reactions, but it was gripping and impossible to press the stop button.
I would listen to this book again- there is so much going on that there are parts I would like to hear -just to see if I could pick up on clues I might have misssed. The storyline is very entertaining and the narrator is perfect for the characters.
It definitely keeps you guessing throughout--there are a lot of possible suspects, and it was hard to figure out who the real culprit was until almost the very end. Also, the story was really fresh- not a re-hashed idea from some other book as happens too frequently in my opinion.
I didn't have a favorite scene- but I had a had time turning the ipod off as I couldn't wait to find out how a murder was done and what kind of weapon was used--the author was extremely creative in his ideas.
I cringed at times while listening to the details of the murder's- which could be very gruesome- but I have to admit I was intrigued by the inventive nature of each one.
Overall, a great murder mystery-----I would recommend it to anyone who likes a story that isn't easy to figure out.