Yes, unlike The Robin, an enjoyable, easy listen.
In retrospect, when the detective fell from the freezer.
The twisted plot.
No. I will never listen to Robin Sachs read another book again.
No. Just because I couldn't stand the narrator's voice.
The following comments are my opinions and feelings...It took me a great deal of time to finish what would normally be something I would finish in a few sittings. I will never make the mistake of listening to this man again. To me, he sounded bored with the story and the characters, and put zero inflection into their voices. I had a hard time making the distinction of when the characters were and were not talking, because it all ran together. He sounded like he was falling asleep at times. My thought was always, "If he's bored with this, how am I supposed to stay interested?" I managed, because the story was good. But my general takeaway from this was that it was slowpaced...and that I probably would've felt differently if wasn't read by Robin Sachs.
So why did I give it two stars? Because I give him credit for keeping himself awake. To me, it seemed as though he was thoroughly uninterested in and bored with this book. If I had to read something I cared 0% about, I would fall asleep. So kudos to him for plowing through.
Robin: Speak with more emotion, drink some coffee, and pretend like you care about your job, which is to read books to people. If I was your boss, I would fire you for that performance.
this was a good story. it kept me interested and made me want to keep listing to find out what happened. the reader was very good.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
This is the best detective fiction ever. I have read many detective novels, but Harry Hole has now become my new favourite detective. The setting, characters and plot were fabulous and I have now bought everything by Jo Nesbo. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver or James Ellroy. Brilliant.
Fun detective thriller. The Snowman is a great idea of a case, really different. It is written so that you can work-out the mystery yourself if you are a careful listener, which i always love. The only negative is the setting & character names. Because it is an unfamiliar place to me and the names are very traditional I had a hard time keeping them straight for a while. Similar to "girl with a dragon tattoo"
No performance could have helped this awful writing and story telling
I am so frustrated buying books that get such high marks. I get that everyone may not like the same books, but there was nothing anyone could have liked so much. The author must have been told to write in every banal detail of even scene - ugggg
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.
Lois Passed away 1 month ago today. Stop her membership..thank you Husband Fred Hall
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.