Exciting plot, well developed characters. I've never used drugs, but the description of the drug addicts' relationships with their drugs seemed very realistic.
I don't know why I just could not get into this as much as the other Harry Hole books by Jo Nesbo. I love his style of writing, love the characters, love the narration for all the others, but this one for some reason I just stopped about 3/4 of the way through and could not pick it back up. Same narrator, same characters, same writing style - so why I couldn't hold onto the story I just can't say. I ALWAYS recommend Jo Nesbo and the Harry Hole series though. I'll try again after listening to another book, maybe it was just my mood when I started?
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As others have said: if you haven’t read any of the previous books, this probably is not a good place to start.
Harry is once again drawn back to Oslo from his refuge in Hong Kong; this time to clear Oleg of a murder charge.
A good portion of the (early) story shows Harry clean and sober, employed in Hong Kong, feeling like a father to Oleg, and still in love with Rakel. However, following clues that only he can put together, he is quickly pulled into the dark underworld of Oslo drug trafficking. As the story proceeds, the usual Harry Hole adventure gets moving. He meets many unsavory characters and finds that even some police contacts can’t be trusted. Then he is badly cut up, shot, and damaged to the point that it seems he will drop dead at any moment.
Nesbo keeps us guessing who Harry can trust, what danger will hit him next, and if he ever be anything other than a “policeman.”
Robin Sachs portrays Harry Hole perfectly.
There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – Emily Dickinson
This is the 3rd Harry Hole book I've read, and I continue to really be swept along by them. I liked this one because Harry is back in touch with Rakel, his "true love." I do have some questions about the old man/phantom character, and then the ending is pretty vague. BUT I think there is an opening there for another Harry Hole book. I did see something on the web about Jo Nesbo and a new book. I hope it comes out in English because I want to see what happens next to Harry!
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.