Unpredictable intense thriller.
One of the most memorable moments is when Harry is about to die in the Congo and has to perform an excruciating sacrifice in order to keep his promise of saving a woman's daughter.
Robin Sachs IS Harry. His voice expresses the same feelings, pains, regrets, hopes, and fears that Harry does. He is also able to convey the lack of emotions and feelings of the cold hearted charactars as well as those of the pathetic characters.
For every major confrontation Harry has to overcome, I am always hopeful that it will end with the triumphant "eye for an eye" type of justice to result from Harry's selfless efforts. However, Jo Nesbo's never ending repertoire of "justices" gives me the " a ha! " type of insight into each character's inner soul, which fills my fascination for what makes a character tick and reminds me that reality is not always just. We can only hope it is somewhat close.
Now it is time for Harry to get his act together. His pitiful situation of dependency on drugs is wearing thin on me, as a reader. He needs to go out on the winning end in triumph. The author needs to have Harry reborn or start a new character series.
All the different stories within the main story. Like life it's complicated. Everything we do and don't do effects not only ourselves but others in life and this same complexity is brought into the story never quite letting one guess the final outcome.
The idea that there can be redemption of the soul...
I will certainly read other books now from this writer. I really enjoyed it.
Sachs is the greatest narrator and Nesbo an amazing, layered, and complicated writer. Harry Hole is every woman's bad boy with a heart of gold fantasy.
I loved the way Nesbo leaves so many clues, that you think you have the answer, but then, maybe.... Oh yes! I read a lot of mysteries, and usually, I figure out the killer before the book gives the answer. But this one had me going...:)
Robin Sachs rocks!!!! His reading is almost spooky, almost haunting. He makes it interesting and sometimes has fun renditions of the characters. Very entertaining!
Yes, but too long to do it.
Jo Nesbo leaves no details unturned. Sometimes a bit confusing to follow but always manages to tie it together well.
I don't listen to books more than once but do recommend this book to anyone who liked girl with the dragon tattoo.
Does a great job of doing different intonations for different characters.
Plan to listen to or read other Jo Nesbo books
The book begins with such gratuitous violence and upsetting torture I did not get any further. A shame this is needed to sell what otherwise might have been a good read. I wouldnot listen to anything written by this author again.
I just kept wishing the book would never end. Which admittedly is part of the fun of the plot.
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
Talk about the killer and not the people who are looking for the killer.
I'd cut out two thirds of the talk about the characters, who they are, what they think. The author teases the listener at the beginning with some pretty creepy serial killer glimpses and then jogs off into the the cast of who is either looking or going to look for the killer. I'm so tired of hearing about those people, what they think, feel, want, etc. that I'm just going to throw in the towel and stop listening. The storyline will probably be contained in a sequel.
This is a very well written and suspenseful book. I was sorry when it ended. I am looking forward to listening to more books by this author and esp. this Harry Hole series. I definitely recommend it.