"I wish I had enjoyed it more"
I never quite finished this one. I like Scandinavian set book set books and hoped I had found a new series to enjoy. However, the hero is too flawed for my liking, to the point where he is irritating, and not sure If I would bother trying another one. The story is good and evokes where it is set (Australia) very well.
Sean Barrett, as always, narrates very well.
"Really good listen"
A very good book well read. Interesting following a Norwegian through a visit abroad in such interesting circumstances.
"I am not sure I like Harry Hole!"
Everything! Sean Barrett is the benchmark by which all narrators are judged.
Not really as I found the main character irritating at times!
The main character is about as indecisive selfish and flawed as they come but I did enjoy the story.
no, the reading is ok but the story thin and weak.
another William Boyd( though I think I've read them all) Robert Goddard
not read foreign novels!
not enough interest, slow moving contrived story.
Another great book from Jo Nesbo I have not listened to these books in any order but it really does not matter with detective Harry Hole who I feel I know so well now you can easy pick up on his life the mess it is! great story great narrator.
The Bat, the first in the Harry Hole Series by Jo Nesbo, is a great introduction. The characterisation of Harry is really well done by Nesbo and it enables the reader to capture the essence of the Norwegian detective. The story flows well with twists and turns and the setting in Sydney with the rebellious Harry works very well.
A great read!
The story and the creation of Harry's character
Well read, well performed.
"Don't let this one put you off"
I've read several of the other Harry Hole books but this was my first encounter with this one. You can really tell it is the first and that the author learned from the experience - the later novels are beautifully crafted but in this one the plot is a little weak.
Hmmmm......can't think of one!
First timer with Sean Barrett but I liked his performance here
Norwegian Detective travels to Australia to solve murder mystery. He might as well have travelled to Mars!
"Great book very well narrated"
I thought I would give Harry Hole a go after reading some reviews and I'm glad I did! I thoroughly enjoyed the book and Sean Barrett does a great job in narrating - I read all the Michael Robotham books he has narrated and he really brings the book to life! I'm now reading book 2 and I am enjoying that too - will be buying more and working my way through the series!
To sum it up - Thoroughly enjoyable listen and disappointed when it ended!
This takes us back in time so we are reading after we have read the other Harry Hole books. It is still as good as the ones that had been translated before. nice to see Harry operating in Australia!
"The first Harry-Hole book"
I really liked this book and the character of Harry is well established with me the listener realising he is troubled and an alcoholic. He is teamed up with an aboriginal to solve the case of a murdered girl and this in fact leads to the discovery of more murders.
Wether new to Harry Hole or familiar with the later books, it is well worth a listen and I enjoyed the story wanting more at the end. I have downloaded the whole series now and are steadily working my way through them. This is well narated by Sean Barrett and I am glad to have read this book first as from what I have heard they get even better as the series goes along.
I would recomend this audiobook and gave it five stars throughout as it kept me glued to it till the end in near one sitting!