Harry Hole returns - or does he? - in a terrifyingly paced, vertiginous new roller coaster of a thriller by the internationally best-selling author of The Snowman and The Redeemer, "the king of Scandinavian crime fiction" (Kirkus).
The police urgently need Harry Hole…. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical.
But this time, Harry can't help.... For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone.
Least of all himself...
©2013 Jo Nesbø (P)2013 Random House Audio
I teach. I Listen. I trust your judgment as a fellow listener.
Jo Nesbo can do gritty-city-OMG as well as any of the best contemporary writers publishing today. So, why in this novel do we have to experience the very predictable - "is he dead…not dead…dead…not dead" gimmicks of serialized comic strip writers. Of course he's not dead. If he were dead we would all pack it in and download Arnaldur Indridason instead of Jo Nesbo.
Serial killers are Nesbo's forte, but I am going to have to say (if reluctantly) that this Harry Hole Novel will leave you feeling a victim of serial manipulation. Please note that I own every Nesbo audiobook available and I know I will buy more. However, in the case of this audiobook (Police)…I am a victim and not a fan.
Please read some or all of the previous Harry Hole books as they provide important background that makes this one all the better. This one has the most twists, turns and hold-your-breath moments of any of Nesbo's others. Virtually un-pause-able.
Narrator does a good job - gets better as he goes.
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.
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.
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.
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