"First Harry Hole"
Excellent story and as the first of the Harry Holes I really look forward to the others. Well read with good strong story and of course the likeable Harry at the centre.
"Bruce meets the Viking Rebus"
An excellent performance by Barrett, the story is engrossing and nicely put together. I tied to read one of the later books by Nesbo and put it down because i got a little lost, then left it too long to get back into, so decided to try an audio book.
Very good-would recommend this if you like the old Rebus character, or the Larson novels etc
"New to Harry"
I'm new to the Harry Hole (pronounced Hooli) character and I very much enjoyed this book. Sean Barrett's voice suited the style of the book well and I'm now hooked on Harry.
"Very clever listen"
Although very good this is not my favourite but as the first one in the Harry series I think it sets the scene for all the following books. Anyone who loves thriller/detective stories will love these.
I think I must just be bored with Harry and the inevitable crash and burn of his life and relationships. I still haven't finished listening to this book as I want a mystery not a certainty from Nesbo.
"At last, the first!"
The long awaited Jo Nesbo thriller, from the opening lines it picks you up and carries you through a steady paced, good old fashioned story, you press play and move along with Harry Hole on his "working visit" to Australia.
This is a true thriller with all the right ingredients that added together produce a tale that you have waited a long time for. Plug in your headphones or play it through the car stereo and be taken to the streets of Sydney meeting new friends whilst escorting Harry on his first adventure, I thoroughly enjoyed this graphic tale and never once moaned about the time I spent in the car. Listening to Sean Barrett describe Harry Holes relationship with an indigenous Australian (a wonderful character) in Sydney. Deep joy and I cannot wait to rejoin Harry.
"Couldn't stop listening"
I had not come across Jo Nesbo before and got the audio book by chance so was very pleased to like it that much. Harry Hole is such a great character, and there are lots of twists in the story line it makes for very enjoyable listening. I have meanwhile downloaded the follow up stories and hope that soon the will also publish book 2. It is not necessarily essential to read/listen in sequence but it helps with some of the references.
"A good listen"
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. I had already read all the later books in the series. It is set in Australia and if you have an interest in the aboriginal people of Australia you will really enjoy listening to their ancient folk tales which are incorporated nicely into the story.
This is the first Harry Hole book and is certainly a powerful start. Set in Australia as a lonely Norwegian detective brought over to save himself and his career. He does both whilst taking up a love interest and making new friends. However just as the path of the earth is elliptical so is the story. Excellently narrated.
"A Nail-Biter for Good Listening"
Only Nesbo could think up the intracacies that Harry goes thru to find 'his man'.This is a good romp from England to Australia and in between with a bit of lust, love and mixture of circus thrown in to keep one guessing. You'll want the story to continue long after you've finished listening to it. A five star read.