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.
This is such a good listen and a perfect follow up to our hero Harry Hole. I haven't read any of the books and I'm glad because Robin Sachs makes it worth enjoying via audible. I can't say enough about Robin Sach's talent in bringing out the gritty, bad boy hero of Harry to listeners.
Yes. The somewhat gruesome scene of Harry's escape was downright riveting. There were parts where I lost track of the real world - I was so enthralled.
I enjoyed his second seduction by Kaya - his hopeless submission in two words was priceless.
It kept me too breathless for that but it was spell binding.
I have listened to few books prior to "The Leopard, and Narration of this book is amazing. I am looking forward to hear more books from same narrator
I am a Harry Hole fan- the stories are always great and the characters are complex. Even though Harry is self-destructive, I always root for him to succeed. You care about the main character so you care about the story.
Robin Sachs is a great actor and narrator and his reading makes you
Great story and the translation was excellent. Will read more Nesbo. Could really visulize the characters.
Yes, I have read all of Joe's books, he always has a unique way of killing people.
Harry, of course! Like all of us, full of issues and troubles.
Pronounciations of the characters names.
Harry and Raquel not getting back together earlier.
I recommend anyone start with The Snowman but don't forget to read the Red Breast, it's the most complex of the five I have read.
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
The obvious comparison would be with
Have not heard this reader before, but he is one of the best I've listened to, right up there with George Guidall.
This author is a terrific storyteller and kept me on the edge of my seat, so much so that I kept listening when I should have been doing other things! Glad to find out that this is one of a series. Will certainly be downloading another Harry Hole novel right away.
I have listeed to all of Jo Nesbo's books and he is only gettinng better. This book held my attention throughout and just as I though I knew what was ahead, somethinng totally different appeared. I highly reccommend this book!
Totally addicted to Audible.
I picked this book because I heard that this author was as good as Stieg Larsson. That may be but this book was no better than just OK. The characters are not nearly as interesting as they could have been - they did not develop or learn anything - they just sort of muddled along. I don't think I will be choosing another book by this author, Very unsatisfying story and the most violent I have read.
Nesbo's phenomenal writing.
The laborinthine plot, that lost nothing for it's length. Every word was precisely placed to lead the reader to assumptions of guilt for one charactor after another, right up to the satisfying conclusion.
I'm not certain I've heard him before, but he is excellent.
It would be difficult to listen to it in one sitting, but I listened to the whole thing in two days of Christmas preparations!
Cudos to the translator.