I am new to Jo Nesbo and am pleased to have taken the plunge. Very well narrated, all the characters were very real and I became attached to them early on. Quite a compulsive listen and am now planing on continuing the series as Harry is unexpectedly endearing.
"at last - the Austrialian serial murderer!"
haven't we all wondered about Hole's fist case where he made his name? well now we have it. Jo Nesbo's first in the series. it has all the essential Harry characteristics but it does read like a first novel - some padding with (very interesting) aboriginal tales. worth a read for all his fans.
"Gripping all the way"
I can't get enough of this author. His books are simply fantastic. The protagonists are dark, troubled and thought provoking.
It won't be long before there's a Harry Hole film empire I'm certain!
"A different side of Sydney!"
It was like listening to a ghoulish travelogue... After being their a couple of years ago I could see the frantic rushing of Harry and his Aussie police gang rushing around Sydney after the mass murderer. I now know a few places to avoid!
Good grotesque Nordic Noir in sunny Australia. What's not to like!!! 😀
"Great story, poor narration in parts"
I really enjoyed this book, very well written with lots of twists that make you keep listening!
I thought the narrator did some brilliant accents. Although, I found that when he narrated the text rather than speech, I found myself drifting off! He speaks in a low monotone that made me miss parts of the story. Apart from that very well narrated. Looking forward to reading the next Harry Hole book!
The narrator is fantastic, tells the story so well! Jo Nesbo is a great author, gripping story from start to finish, and I love the fact that it's based in Australia, he tells you a lot of history which is thoroughly interesting! Can't wait to read the rest of the books.
Not sure, it was very slow and rather dull.
No, there are too many books out there without wasting time on ones I find dull.
Every voice was pretty much the same. He tried an Australian accent at times but gave up half way through the lines. One conversation between a man and a woman had the same voice for each so I couldn't tell who was talking.
I didn't finish it so don't know if got better later on, I managed about 3 hours but gave up.
"A great first book in Harry Hole series."
Harry is such a likeable character for all his flaws. Great to have a story with him
Abroad. Love the narration.
I haven't read the print version but enjoyed the audio
Other books have good reviews. The Australian context seemed odd for a Scandinavian writer. I think I'd prefer to meet Harry Hole on home turf.
There was no single scene that stood out.
The book isn't particularly moving but is entertaining.
The narration is good.
Yes, it was an interesting and well told thriller
It is a good example of its genre, Scandinavia noir fiction
Not sure, I enjoyed it
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