Really ear catching and has great stick ability
Looking forward to number two of the series brilliant first intro to Harry Hole
"A Really Enjoyable Thriller"
This is one of my first audiobooks and I got it based on its great reviews and having loved the film Headhunters which was adapted from one of Nesbo's books. Nesbo has done a fine job of building Harry's character, the supporting characters and an interesting detailed plot that thickens nicely as the minutes fly by. I'm pleased to be a late comer to Harry Hole and look forward to hearing further stories. The narration is excellent too from Sean Barrett who does really well to juggle with a number of accents and sound credible. Excellent stuff.
"Perfect complement of author and narrator"
The pace of the story and the richness of the writing. Sean Barrett's range is fantastic with many different characters from many different countries to cope with
The twists and turns of the story and the bi-continent aspect
Everything - he is a firm favourite to the extent that I have come across new authors simply because I have looked for his narration
No, you needed time to savour it
It is a long story and it flashed by
"Great background to the series"
This is a good book to listen to. I like listening to detective stories and this one held its own. I liked the aboriginal stories scattered through the book and how they were used to intertwine with the main and side stories.
I liked the character of Andrew best and thought the vocal characterisation was really good here - the tone of voice used was completely different to that used for Harry. I also thought the background on Harry was early good as that helped to understand his character more in the later books I have read (each out of sequence).
One sitting, perhaps not but for me this book was better for the extended time I listened to it over. I used my commuting time so it took me 2-3 weeks to finish it. This gave plenty of opportunity to think about the detail and mull it over which would have been lost had I raced through it.
I have downloaded the next book in the series and am ready to start that one soon :)
"Gripping Scandinavian Crime Thriller"
My first Harry Hole book and it won't be the last! Brilliantly narrated, I can't get the killer's laugh out of my head. Really well written and keeps the reader in suspense throughout!
I haven't read the print version but with imagination both print and audible will get you gripped with the characters of the story. This was my first audible book and I just couldn't put down. The narrator has a great voice for each character so it's easy to follow and understand.
I have not read the print version. But found the audio fine.
Harry with all his very human flaws.
Joseph was an intriguing character, very well performed by Sean.
Highly enjoyable. Informative of Aboriginal culture. Sydney sounds fascinating.
"Great story well told well read"
I've read a couple of Jo Nesbo's books and enjoyed them so it was a delight to have this, his first book, read to me.
His usual variation of pace and delightful blend of humour and darkness made this a great listen. Now I'm looking forward to hearing his second book.
"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.