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.
I really love the characters and the characters. It is so relaxing to be able to listen to such an intelligent writer!
Yes, because there are many twists and turns
No, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Yes, a true who done it with twists and turns.
Loved the narraters voice.
Not sure as I don't read that many who done it mysteries.
He was great, a true detective gravely voice. Took me back to
the radio shows I listened to as a kid.
Also like the switching characters very nice.
Pretty long for one sitting but I did listen whenever I was on the
road or working.
Looking forward to the Snowman.
Guess i am working backwards.
No. I thought Nesbo went too far this time. I love all the Hole books but this one was too long (I kept thinking
Peter Temple's The Broken Shore.
Yes, he's really good in every book.
No. See above comments for why.
The Leopard was a real stinker. It included an absurdly convoluted plot, was written poorly with a milion cliches and bad metaphors, and was read in an overly dramatic tone that only added to the lousy writing.
I can’t even give this an OK. It was that bad! Harry, the male lead and central character, was believable as the druggy and alcoholic but not as a resurrected detective. Kia, the female lead, was NOT at all believable as a detective. A detective would not have done many of the things she did. A detective would have more brains and experience than this character. She came across as an air head. The characters were not well developed and the plot dragged on and on. I had a very difficult time sticking with this until the end, which was also not very good. Now I wish I had not wasted my time or my money on this book. The reader was better than the story but not good at the female voices. Trying to find some thing nice to say, the research on the Leopold apple was good. That was about the ONLY good thing I can say about this book.