"Easy introduction to Harry Hole"
Yes, easy listening, good differentiation between character voices
Yes, the next in the Harry Hole series
Either Andrew or Otto
"Good enough if you like this genre"
The story follows a similar pattern to all the other stories featuring Harry Hole, with plot twists and turns and a few surprises here and there. Other outcomes though, are unfortunately, a bit predictable, if you are familiar with the fabric of 'Whodunnits' generally.
The formula seems to lead the reader/listener on a journey where one eventually arrives at a point where a small selection of candidates/main characters, who have been crafted to be the least likely, are then under suspicion and lo and behold, one of these is revealed as the Rotter.
It was good enough, in my view, to keep one involved, with only infrequent mind-wandering occurring, but I was often put off by Sean Barrett's accent, which to my ear, made Harry Hole sound like an old man with ill-fitting dentures. Doesn't quite marry up with the image that your imagination conjures, when reading the printed versions.
Possibly, if it has convincing reviews.
OK, most of his accents are good generally (I am Australian, so obviously I can hear things occasionally which aren't correct) and he tells the story in an engaging way, however, as stated above, I find his Harry Hole accent a bit annoying.
"My first & last Harry Hole novel."
Jo Nesbo needs the firm hand of a good editor. I couldn't care less about Australian folklore and aboriginal myths while reading a thriller. Just tell me the story. This is so boring and irritating.
Yes it has.
Yes, Sean Barrett is an awesome narrator. At the moment I'm listening to another novel read by him and enjoying it. As a non-australian, I think that his general australian accent in this novel is quite acceptable.
What the hell happened to the Swedish girl at the end? I still don't know!
"A first class thriller that had us laughing."
Yes because it kept us guessing and made us laugh.
Harry's relationships, with his various Aussie colleagues.
NO ! but will very soon.
Thanks to the narrator it made us laugh many times. Harry is such character not sure I could cope with him in real life.
We will definitely read more of these books, please don't kill Harry off.
"A good Jo Nesbo Book"
enjoyable story- not predictable - Sean Barrett is an excellent narrator. As thrillers go it was a good one!
"Engaging but ultimately too long."
The narrative voice was not as engaging as I would have hoped but was decent with accents and differentiating between characters.
Probably in terms of the narrative being very different and convoluted - keeps you guessing. Do think it is too long though.
"Ok but didnt make me buy more of the series"
As the title says, I thought the book was ok. I felt the reader did a good job but the story just didn't inspire me. I didn't dislike it but equally I didn't feel inspired to buy the rest of the series. All that said, friends have told me the books are great so I will probably buy one more to give it another go.
Jo Nesbo and Sean Barrett at their best. Harry Hole is human, vulnerable and as perceptive as ever.
"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