The one downfall I had was remembering all the names and characters. They are foreign to me so sometimes listening, makes it hard to put all the pieces together. Great book. I would recommend!
I don't like scary books. I don't like books about violence against women. I don't like drunks. But this is a great book--not, maybe, as good as The Redbreast but very good. His characters are believable, the clues are there for the following. I had this figured out fairly far ahead of time but it didn't matter.
I'm half way through and can't stop listening! I'm just glad it's an audio book so that I can do other things around the house during my weekend listening marathon. By the way, Michael Connelly???s endorsement is what got me to buy this first Nesbo book too (both now among my favorites writers).
Great mystery thriller...second Jo Nesbo book read...good competitor to Stieg Larssen's style...l love the British narrator..
The writing and narration are of a high standard. My only complaint is that I was able to guess where the plot was leading a little too easily.
The story seemed to be good but was very confusing as the narrator basically had two voices - one slightly higher pitch reserved for all female characters and one deeper voice for the male characters.
Since this book involves a vast number of characters, this quickly became confusing.
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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.
Here we go again. Another predictable, stereotypical serial killer story. It's 12 hours too long. How do these stories get such high ratings? I kept listening thinking it had to get better, but it doesn't! Wait for the unabridged version if you really think you need this book.