I found this to be very hard to follow or even slightly keep me on the edge of my seat. Between the the full narration and boring storyline I felt unfulfilled. Don't waste your credits on this one!
I just couldn't get into it. I likes the narrator and his voice. It fits. But the story lags. I just couldn't get into it and I've given it multiple chances . I couldn't finish. I got bored
Although Nesbo is supposedly the original Steig Larsson he can't hold a candle to him in this book.. I have no interest in figuring out if the rest of his books are any good after trying to get through a few chapters of Nesbo's book The Bat
Great reader who does many different accents. Interesting historical and cultural details about Australian Aborigines. Plot ok but not great
A bit chaotic. Def his first work. I knew others had thought it mediocre but wanted to start at the beginning,
Writer & daddy.
I really loved the Australian background and it's interesting to read about Harry Hole's introduction to the area. We readers learn as Harry himself learns about the underbelly of the Australian landscape. I had heard from others that this book wasn't the best in the series, but I see that as a great thing. If the series gets better from here then I'm definitely hooked. Those who have already read the later books probably need to read The Bat with that in mind. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
I'll be reading the next book in the series as soon as I finish a couple others in my pile.
author came highly recommended but book felt as if sprung from an outline--overly plotted with characters who fail to come alive...reader's Australian accent grating and not suited to the detective from Norway--I really thought the Aborigine fairytales a form of padding rather than anything integral to the story.
No unless you were planning a trip to Australia and wanted to know how the places names are spelled.
Jo Nesbo twists and turns a plot. Just when you think you know who did it - nope!
The different accents
No because I don't usually have 9 1/2 hours of uninterrupted time.
What an absurd conclusion- *Plot Warning* The main character (cop) sends his *girlfriend* into a "sting" operation with a serial killer and rapist... Oh, and the police chief authorizes the operation? I don’t think so!