Once again, the author proves he is the best in his class. In comparison with the Leopard and the snowman, I would only say that this work seems a bit more far fetched in both the Holmes-like deductions that our leading character contrives and his ability to defy death. At some point....it would really be nice if Nesbo could give us a happy ending.
Story is very real, you can feel the addiction's.
Better than the Girl Trilogy.
He makes the characters live, you are hearing Harry Hole
Is Harry really dead??
As a person with dyslexia, audio books give me the opportunity to "read" wonderful books that I would otherwise miss. Thank you for this fabulous service.
If you like raw graphic violence, look to Scandinavia. There are several authors who will deliver. Jo Nesbo is one of the best. His characters are real. The good guys are as flawed as the bad guys. In this one, the plot kept me guessing, and when I heard the voice say, "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this..." I looked over at my MP3 player and said, "What?!" Make sure you are sitting down for the final moments.
Harry Hole is back, and when you thought he couldn't get any more scarred up, well, you were wrong. Half-way through this book, I could smell him.
Enjoy another visit from Harry Hole.
I enjoy Scandinavian mystery and crime authors like Asa Larsson, Helene Tursten, Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum and Amaaldur Indridason just to name a few.
I'm still in a state of shock bordering on panic. Harry is gone for ever or is he? There is a flicker of hope with the slight heart beat.
I work in mine-action (landmines) travel a lot. Murder and mayhem is my favorite category…but, I love great books pretty much of any kind!
I really like Jo Nesbo's books, but with this book, for the first time, I found myself wandering, putting it down and struggling to pick it up again. It still has the Nesbo style, which I consider excellent, but it's not up to the calibre of his other books.
I don't want to spoil the book for anyone else, perhaps I can say that he goes to the same end with the one love in his life...at the end of every book...there are the ups...and then the lowest low.
This is the first time that none of the scene's stay in my mind, none are so memorable.
Nesbo has an incredible style of writing that holds me, keeps me listening, until the very last page. I have to admit that I just fell asleep listening to this book, over and over...and don't even know if I listened to the end...it didn't seem to matter. I started another book.
Yes. Nesbo is great at transporting you to the scene. This was a very taut and nicely paced thriller.
The others in the series featuring Harry Hole; however, this was unique in that it dealt with the drug underworld.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Wonderfully paced. I think Sachs made the book more enjoyable for me.
Great from beginning to end. Never a lull in the action.
Second only to Snowman. Nesbo gets better and better and this one is intricate and thrilling. Robin Sachs is a terrific narrator and perfect for the tone of this series. But someone should tell him how to pronounce Harry's last name. It has two syllables.
I haven't read the print version but the audio is very difficult to understand and therefore I imagine the print version would be better.
A combination of the Norwegian words and the fact that the reader spoke softly and seemed to slur made understanding difficult. So difficult in fact that I gave up and didn't finish the book.
I loved the progression of the characters in this book, and where it left everyone at the end.
I really don't want to say anymore, because I was genuinely shocked at the end and I don't want to ruin that for anyone. All I can say is that if you have read all of the other Harry Hole books, then this will hit home like crazy.
If you haven't read the others, I would suggest not reading this first. Some have commented and said that each book can be enjoyed as a stand alone work, and that is true. Each story is enjoyable on its own, but you are missing the incredible progression from book to book with several characters!
Seriously, don't read this if you haven't read the other ones. Read them all in order.