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Police: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 10 | [Jo Nesbø]

Police: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 10

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...
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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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    Sandy ROCK SPRINGS, WY, United States 12-01-13
    Sandy ROCK SPRINGS, WY, United States 12-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    "The characters are as much fun as the mystery"
    Would you listen to Police again? Why?

    Probably not. I almost never listen to books twice because I already know how they end.


    What other book might you compare Police to and why?

    Any other Harry Hole book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No one in particular.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're a fan of Kurt Wallander or Jo Nesbo, you'll enjoy this mystery.

    2 of 3 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 2013
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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.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 10-21-13
    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not my favorite Nesbo"
    Where does Police rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Nesbo is such a superb writing that even his worse is better than most people's best. That said, this novel was not my favorite. I think Nesbo should take a break from the Harry Hole series and write some more stand alone books. This novel was a bit chaotic and a bit too much. There were too many threads going at once, and there was an evil character, who was too evil and too omnipotent.

    Some of the characters acted incredibly stupidly.

    As a mother and a women some of the scenes were very painful.

    The rape scenario was a bit much...

    I love the Hole series, but this didn't hold together. I think that Hole himself is such a big character, that if he isn't anchoring the novel, there isn't enough to hold it together.


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

    evil and chaos


    2 of 3 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..


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    H. Jamieson Los Angeles 07-21-15
    H. Jamieson Los Angeles 07-21-15 Member Since 2012

    loves amazon

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    "Nesbo really is the best!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Police to be better than the print version?

    It's going to be hard to listen to anyone after this masterpiece....


    What did you like best about this story?

    Non stop thrills.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is amazing!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No one writes a chilling character like Nesbo.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer New York, New York United States 07-16-15
    Amazon Customer New York, New York United States 07-16-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Best Harry Hole novel yet!"

    Outstanding. Puts Jo Nesbo at the top of crime genre.
    John Lee is the best narrator in the business.

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    Richard 05-01-15
    Richard 05-01-15

    Likes intelligent mysteries, spy thrillers, world history, most anything Roman. Hates bad writing.

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    "Gratuitous violence and contrived plot disappoint"

    I've read most of the Harry Hole books despite a growing sense that the series -- like Harry Hole himself -- is growing tiresome and less interesting over time. Nonetheless I've kept coming back, hoping that I would find myself once again engaged in the characters and story. In this book Nesbo indulges in detailed and excessively repulsive descriptions of violence and torture, almost as if he wants to see just how far he can push the reader's sense of fear, loathing, and disgust for no other purpose than to test his considerable ability as a writer. For me at least, this exercise served no purpose. I resorted to skipping over whole passages that were bogged down in such description. To make matters worse the plot is convoluted and contrived. In an effort to deliver the customary twist in the conclusion Nesbo seems to throw everything at the proverbial wall to see what sticks. I finished this book with no interest in reading another Harry Hole book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexa Maros 04-26-15
    Alexa Maros 04-26-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Twist and turns galore!"

    Great read! Couldn't stop listening. miss Robin Sachs, the previous narrator but aside from that, what a ride!

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    HIYBRID 03-31-15
    HIYBRID 03-31-15

    Former steelworker from Buffalo NY retired after 40 yrs. as a Registered Nurse. Viet Vet, did a lot of theater in HS... e-Clectic for sure

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    "It ain't pretty but it's Harry"

    When Harry Hole goes out and buys a bottle, I check into rehab...
    By now you've gotten to know Harry better than your first ex wife and probably would do better with him castaway on an island... Nesbo convolutes this story just right so that only enough of the good guys get away and enough of the bad guys get whacked. But what was that lingering fear??? It's still there.
    I stayed up late a number of nights only taking shallow breaths waiting for the next scene.
    Bravo... times ten to the third...

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    Harold Brandt 03-15-15
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    "Another Great Listen"

    The only thing I would change, and I don't know how, is to have the names the characters altered so it is easier to follow the complex relationships.

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