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Police Audiobook

Police: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 10

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    J. A. Katz 08-07-14
    J. A. Katz 08-07-14 Member Since 2006

    Avid listener of mysteries, thrillers, a little sci fi. Also enjoy self improvement titles. Mom, wife, Social Media Coordinator for biz.

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    "Nesbo at his very best. Breathless thriller!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 01-12-14
    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the usual Harry Hole :-("
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. He should have written a Harry Hole book!


    If you’ve listened to books by Jo Nesbø before, how does this one compare?

    Harry Hole was missing in action most of the time.


    Did John Lee do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Okay.


    Could you see Police being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. Not this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was surprised at this book. I think he just wrote it as a filler for the money. It's like he didn't take the time. If he's going to put the Harry Hole brand on it, then let him write a Harry Hole novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne United States 01-04-14
    Joanne United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2007
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    "John Lee is NOT Harry Hole"

    Please, please find someone else to perform these wonderful stories! I have not completed this audible, the performance is so jarring....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Penny 01-03-14
    Penny 01-03-14
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    "RIP Robin Sachs"
    Would you listen to Police again? Why?

    If someone else narrated it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like all of the characters. They all have such depth.


    What didn’t you like about John Lee’s performance?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, because I wanted to know what happened.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Charleston, WV, United States 12-05-13
    Jon Charleston, WV, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "this narrator is intolerable"
    What would have made Police better?

    I love jo nesbo but I can't bear to listen to this narrator


    Has Police turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What didn’t you like about John Lee’s performance?

    hated it


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    its written by jo nesbo and I like the harry hole series


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    WhiteTomTinker San Jose, CA 12-01-13
    WhiteTomTinker San Jose, CA 12-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Poorly written and read"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have enjoyed all the Harry Hole books except this one


    Has Police turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No central characters (Harry doesn't make an appearance until after the 2nd half of the book). Plot jumpy and muddled. Narrator flat.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 11-30-13
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 11-30-13 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "New lifestyle for Harry!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Achlasaba 11-19-13
    Achlasaba 11-19-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Excellent Listen"

    Jo Nesbo does it again. Well read by John Lee, an well written thriller that had me on the edge of my seat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    marymartin90 El Cajon, CA, United States 10-24-13
    marymartin90 El Cajon, CA, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Hmmmm"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'd do the impossible and bring back Robin Sachs!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Stop killing off characters around Harry. It serves no purpose, makes the book much less interesting. Harry Hole is a detective not an avenger.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Lee?

    Not sure but will skip next HH if John Lee is narrator. Not sure if it is his narration or the book or both but many times I caught myself thinking "This is to hokie!


    Was Police worth the listening time?

    No...But, this may sound stupid...should I listen again to see if it was as bad as I thought.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 02-17-14
    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 02-17-14 Member Since 2013

    I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha

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    "Did not care for this book"
    What could Jo Nesbø have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I was not very impressed with this book at all. For one thing there were way too many people with weird names & most of them were killed by a real maniac. A maniac you have to wait until the last 10 pages to find out who it is. By that time I was yawning. I can see the point of serial murders, but when the author tried to sell the idea that the killings were done in “Love,” that is where I gave up trying to be at all interested. Yuck! Harry Hole was missing until nearly half the book went by because he was almost killed & then he went through it again before the book ended. Enough already. The idea of him trying to save himself from a bomb by climbing in a refrigerator was a bit much but then he had to add another man (without a face) to the mix - & the guy ended up living & having nothing good to say about Harry. Please! Most of the woman characters sounded weak & or confused & just sort of just filled up the spaced between the pages. I am not really sure the ending was a happy one either which if anything it sure deserved a little bit of finality. It seems like Harry Hole can't make up his mind what happiness is. Too bad.


    Did John Lee do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He did the best he could with what he had which was too much!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No. And I am getting a little tired of books coming out that seem to feel they HAVE to include gays, lesbians in them. It is like the authors feel they have to make them as bad as the worst serial killers around like there wasn't enough to write about..


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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