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Nemesis Audiobook

Nemesis

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Publisher's Summary

Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier’s head, and tells her to count to 25. When he doesn’t get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.

After a drunken evening with his former girlfriend, Anna Bethsen, Police Detective Harry Hole wakes up at home with a headache, no cell phone, and no memory of the past 12 hours. That same day, Anna is found shot dead in her bedroom, making Hole a prime suspect in an investigation led by his hated adversary, Tom Waaler.

Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery, sending rogue detective Hole from the streets of Oslo to steaming Brazil in a race to close two cases and clear his name. But Waaler isn’t finished with his longtime nemesis quite yet.

©2002 Jo Nesbø (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Nesbo manages the unlikely feat of exploring the inner life of his lead character in the thorough and compelling manner one associates with, say, Ruth Rendell, while at the same time juggling multiple, interlocking plot strands as dexterously as David Hewson. No doubt about it: Nesbo belongs on every crime-fiction fan’s A-list." (Booklist)

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    Craig 12-20-14
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    "The author writes great books; however, ...."

    This was a very poor performance by the reader. I have enjoyed all of Jo Nesbø's books that were read by others. I stopped listening after about 5 min.

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    David Van Nuys Rohnert Park, CA USA 12-14-14
    David Van Nuys Rohnert Park, CA USA 12-14-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Narrator makes a huge difference!"
    What didn’t you like about Thor Knai’s performance?

    Thor sounds way too young to play the hard-bitten Harry Hole. I've listened to all the other books in the Harry Hole series and I urge audible.com to stick to the same narrator when they do a series, if at all possible. I can barely continue to listen to this one because the change is so jarring!


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    Lorrie H 11-23-14
    Lorrie H 11-23-14
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    "First Nesbo disappointment. Bad narration."

    The story is up to Nesbo's standards, but the narrator keeps getting in the way. I was hoping I could adjust, and I did, but definitely detracted from my enjoyment.

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    Joan Akron, OH, United States 11-01-14
    Joan Akron, OH, United States 11-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Thor Knai is a horrible reader"

    Jo Nesbo gets better and better in each successive Harry Hole book, with richer characters, more complex plots, and some breathtaking writing. But Thor Knai is one of the worst readers I have ever heard. I nearly gave up on the recording and was ready to ask for a refund, but I only have time for these books on my commute, and I didn't want to have to give up on the series until winter break. Knai reads at a much too rapid pace and consequently swallows his words, making it both unpleasant to listen to and difficult to understand. I had to go back and listen twice sometimes to figure out what he was saying. And giving an American Southern/Western drawl to a Norwegian police official just comes off as ludicrous. While on the whole his Norwegian pronunciation is more accurate than Robin Sachs's renderings, he still makes some inexplicable howlers. (Why does he manage to pronounce the word for "street" correctly sometimes but not always?)

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    Richard 10-23-14
    Richard 10-23-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Texas Drawl?"
    Would you listen to Nemesis again? Why?

    The narration is poorly directed. I've listened to other Jo Nesbo books and loved them. The previous narrator used a Norwegian accent when appropriate. This narrator here has given a Texas drawl to one of the characters??? So no, I wouldn't listen again, not because of the story though.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry for sure.


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    Ray Stewart 09-21-14
    Ray Stewart 09-21-14
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    "Another Good Harry Hole Thriller"

    This is Jo Nesbo's fourth book in a series involving detective Harry Hole, but the first of his books that was made into an audio book. The narrator was extremely hard to understand. I am glad that he did not narrate the first book of this series or I would not have continued with it. Harry Hole gets himself into some crazy situations but still manages to solve the crime and keep from getting killed.

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    Robert 08-29-14
    Robert 08-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Nesbo is great. Thor was not the best Narration."
    Would you listen to Nemesis again? Why?

    Yes I would.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nemesis?

    The plot twists didn't seem contrived.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Thor Knai?

    Sachs.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Nesbo continues to survive under difficult circumstances.


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    Christian 08-19-14
    Christian 08-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story - WORST NARRATOR EVER!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nemesis to be better than the print version?

    After having the pleasure of hearing Robin Sachs and John Lee narrate the majority of the books. Thor Knai is just unbearable. I am returning this audio book and will read the print again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jo Nesbo is so clever with his plot twists. This book is no exception!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Thor Knai?

    ANYBODY! But Robin Sachs would have been my first choice (R.I.P)


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    Swayllo 12-24-13
    Swayllo 12-24-13
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    "Came to say PLEASE have Mr. Sachs do this over"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love these books


    Would you be willing to try another one of Thor Knai’s performances?

    Yes. If he never reads another Nesbo title. Especially the Harry Hole series


    Do you think Nemesis needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Of course. .. There is one


    Any additional comments?

    Please please Mr Sachs, re-read this one.

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    CCCii SF Bay Area, USA 12-19-13
    CCCii SF Bay Area, USA 12-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't believe the other reviews. Great narration!"

    I've enjoyed very much Jo Nesbø books narrated by others. This one, however, is even better. I see a lot of other listeners don't like him, but I think he brings a unique flavor and irony to this complex, engaging story. I liked Thor Knai so much that as soon as I click post for this review I'm going to see what else he's done.
    The story? Complex, detailed, full of Nesbø tricks and twists. If you like his other work, you'll love this.

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