Folks who like predictable, formulaic, in a semi-exotic setting might like it more than I. It might be a good listen when multitasking,
Probably. I've heard the others are very good but decided to start from the beginning. Perhaps that was my mistake. Reviews of others make me think it's worth giving another a try ~~ maybe. They also said this one wasn't so great.
Probably, but I won't seek him out.
Disappointing in its predictability.
Whilst I liked aspects of the story and the characters I did feel that it was like the author had visited Australia and was padding the novel out with a travelogue of Australian history information.
As an Australian I found the narrator dreadful. The accent was completely wrong, if anything it had more similarities to a New Zealand accent. It was so immensely irritating I only just managed to listen to it.
The manic fights, chases, and falls in this story are driven by the hopeless desperation of the breathtakingly bizarre characters. My fellow book club members told me that the later books in this series are much better reads.
IF i had never read or heard of this book, I would have been so much better off.
totally and completely
i would trash the whole book..no hope for this one
I only bought this book because some idiot of a reviewer compard Jo Nesbo to le Carre..what a sacrilege..and what a waste of a credit
Oy the endless meandering conversations about nothing! I fast forwarded numerous times and don't feel I missed anything. Nesbo's freshman outing with Harry Hole. Nowhere near as good as others in the series. Skip it unless you're going for the Hole hat trick.
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