Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo’s biggest crime lord: The Fisherman.
Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect.
Hiding out in a shepherd’s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother; and her young son, Knut.
But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity.
And then he discovers that The Fisherman’s men are getting closer....
©2015 Jo Nesbo (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks
I love Jo Nesbo's books.. or I have until now. but this book - I just couldn't get through it. I think it was largely the author - her flat, monotone reading made it difficult to engage in any way with the story. Perhaps the story was good... but such was the nature of the reading that I couldn't make that judgement
yes. all of his other books have been wonderful.
almost anyone. having a man vs a woman read for a central male character would help I think.
i will return this book.
"Half as bright as Blood on Snow"
This is a book that wants to be too many things, a sequel, a social study, a love story, a redemption tale, a thriller, pulp fiction, and religious commentary, but fails all by not having enough room to maneuver such large topics in less than 224 pages, also most people will buy the book expecting a continuation of the first tale or at least a connection in style and content, but no, apart from one main character and the consequence of knowing him all else could have been a very independent story that probably would have worked better.
This is a melancholic, romantic mess of a story that never quite develops into one thing or another it just rushes full of potential and interesting people into sentimentality and half baked philosophies that are never resolved. It feels truncated, rushed for Christmas. or some other commercial reasoning. it feels full of potential and possibilities wasted for some reason only Jo Nesbo knows.
Why this series has been given female readers when the main characters are males and the story related is related in first person, is a mystery and very distracting.
Kim Gordon is a very good reader but she has a very feminine voice that is not well suited for a killer heterosexual male that is a drug addict, smoker and a heavy drinker, her larynx could not get that low or raspy.
"Can I have my money back?"
I am Jo's biggest fan but this couldn't have been written by Jo Nesbo, this doesn't contain any of Jo's normal blend of dark and witty, sometimes brutal story telling. The use of Kim Gordon's monotone narration left me numb and didn't help me connect or engage with this book. Two words sum this book up - Dull & Baron.
A different narrator, It did not bode well when Kim Gordon couldn't even pronounce Jo Nesbo's name correctly. She went on to sound tired, and disinterested. Seriously one of the worst performances I have heard on Audible. I realise this was not a Harry Hole book, so it is reasonable to have a new voice, but I almost asked for my money back.
Predictable. I have heard/read all Jo Nesbo's work and am a huge fan.
This is not up to his usual standard.
No I would not. I do not find her voice appealing.
You book was so short you couldn't have cut a minute.
I feel it is a cheek to ask for a whole credit for such a short book.
well written & executed story, with some twists & turns. Nice soothing voice reading the story
"Dreadful Performance! Could I give it back!"
Couldn't listen to that. Love Jo Nesbo, but Performance is terrible. Hope another person read it again.
"An American ending?"
This is an excellent story - be in no doubt about it. If you like Jo Nesbo this is for you.
Initially we were put off by the North American accent of the reader and that she was a woman while the protagonist of the story is a man....
Bear with it is all I can say. The only thing is that this is an American Hollywood ending rather than a European ending. When you get there you'll know what I mean. There are a few twists and turns and you try to second guess the plot but it ends Hollywood style. Not disappointing though.
It's a six hour 'shortie' but nonetheless packs a lot in.
We thought it rather 'Henning Mankell' in style too.
In actual fact it's a bit of a soft Nesbo compared to some of his other novels butbstill grips.
You won't regret listening.
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