I'm already three hours into this book and Harry Hole has not yet appeared. Actually, I got so bored with this book that I went to other books.
This was the best yet in the Harry Hole series. It kept me guessing to the very end and I couldn't stop listening.....and can't wait for the next one.
Please, please find someone else to perform these wonderful stories! I have not completed this audible, the performance is so jarring....
I love jo nesbo but I can't bear to listen to this narrator
its written by jo nesbo and I like the harry hole series
I have enjoyed all the Harry Hole books except this one
No central characters (Harry doesn't make an appearance until after the 2nd half of the book). Plot jumpy and muddled. Narrator flat.
Tell us about yourself!
There are several places in the book that the listener/reader isn't sure who Jo Nesbo is talking about. These mysteries are resolved, but it is difficult to write a review and not give any spoilers.
Of course Harry has survived. The previous book left us wondering if it was the end of the series as Harry was so badly injured.
His survival and new lifestyle make the personal part of the book. There is also, of course, a string of depraved murders with much gore and several possible perpetrators. Previously introduced "bad cops" and a young woman intent on creating a scandal are woven throughout. We are once again left with a cliffhanger ending.
John Lee, as always, gives a stellar narration.
I'm a geologist and I use Audible books to while away long hours on the road... My pickup truck is my reading room!
I assume, if you are reading this review, that you are familiar with the Harry Hole detective series.
If not, go back and get started with "The Bat". There is no noir like Nordic noir, and Jo Nesbo writes great Nordic noir. In my opinion, he is the best of the surprisingly large and productive group of modern, Scandinavian mystery writers,
But if you are familiar with the Harry Hole series, proceed at you own risk. From an aesthetic perspective, the series should end with "The Phantom". By the end of that novel, Nesbo has wrought a Grecian tragedy and brought it to a perfect denouement. Unfortunately Nesbo, like Harry Hole, cannot stop, even when he knows he should; the result is a bit of a hangover.
looking for a good read
This is so good I longed to find out the end but when it came I wanted more of it. Nesbo is
a fantastic writer. The Harry Hole series is a must listen to
the heros and that the end let you know its never over
nice different voices
If someone else narrated it.
I like all of the characters. They all have such depth.
He read the book as if it were some kind of children's story. His voice was way too animated. Harry Hole is a dark character and the reading should reflect that. I suggest Mr. Lee listen to Robin's reading of the Hole stories to see how "less" can be so much "more." I found myself losing the storyline because his reading was so singsongy.
Yes, because I wanted to know what happened.
This is the first Harry Hole audiobook that has made me wish I'd read a hard copy of the book rather than listen to the audiobook. Perhaps I'm just too accustomed to Robin Sachs' characterizations. Robin Sachs is greatly missed. May he RIP.