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.
A great story and one of the best readers I've heard. If you like Michael Connelly books you'll likely enjoy this one.
Last of 4 that I have listened to in the last month. My favorite so far. I actually suspected the culprit early on, but had no idea as to the why, what, where and when! Terrifically narrated.
This was a very smart novel. The pretense of the story was interesting and unique. Not knowing this was part of a series of books written by the author, I never found myself at a loss to keep up with the personal back stories of the main character. The author did a perfect job of tying it all together.
Say something about yourself!
It was kind of slow in the beginning, but later I happen to like the slowness in the plot, somehow the author made you feel the coldness of the weather and the people, like if you were there, in Norway.
It was very hard for me to follow. I believe because it was a translation. But I hung in there mostly because I didn't want to waste my money but also just to hear who was the snowman.
A great mystery/thriller. This is my first encounter with Nesbo before but it sure won't be the last. Sachs's narration evokes the coldness of the characters and the setting