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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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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 10-26-13
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 10-26-13 Member Since 2005

    Big mystery lover here! The picture is of my father who is suffering with dementia and my youngest daughter on her wedding day.

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    "Simply the Best Detective Series In any Language"

    If this isn't your first Harry Hole novel, all you really need to know that Police is every bit as good as Snowman, The Bat and Devil's Star. And it's read by the best British narrator, john Lee.

    If you've never listened to a book by Jo Nesbo, now is the time to start. It's the best in its genre including all the great American and British works. The police work is gritty, meticulous, competitive and brilliant. The story is simply magnificent. It's mystery is unique and, well, mysterious.

    Sometimes I hate reviewing books because I simply cannot devote the time to do it justice.
    Do yourself a favor and listen to Police.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Faja4x Central MA, United States 10-25-13
    Faja4x Central MA, United States 10-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Thank you Jo!"

    What a wonderful continuation of the saga. I will leave any description of the story to others... Suffice it to say that Mr. Nesbø does not disappoint and in fact rewards the reader with hours of enjoyment. However being a fan of audio books to bring additional interest to activities like biking, running, laundry, etc. I found myself incredibly disappointed with the book as performed my John Lee. I felt his interpretation of many of the voices to be offputting, especially the females. He just could not capture the essence of the characters that Jo Nesbø has spent 10 books crafting. Using a Welsh brogue for one of the characters was just weird. Sean Barrett also narrates this book. And is far superior and giving you the haunting feel as the plot twists and turns. Please Jo...no more Lee. And I totally understand that the majority of listeners are simply enthralled with Mr. Lee. I am not one of them. If only Robin Sachs were still with us...both he and Sean were far better equipped to handle the special needs required to really bring Jo Nesbø books to life. Let Mr. Lee stick with period piece novels like the Century Trilogy at which he is exceedingly good.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    John S MA 10-23-13
    John S MA 10-23-13 Member Since 2005

    Avid audible listener for over 10 years.

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    "Maybe a place to stop"

    I have listened to all of the Harry Hole series and this one may be one of the best. Harry is still plagued by his demons, but is not controlled by them. This book was a slight surprise because I though the series ended with the last book, but once again Harry Hole manages to escape. He does, however, make a later than normal appearance in this book. It is much less "dark" than many in the series.

    If you want to listen to this book, I would suggest starting at the beginning of the series (although you can skip The Bat since that is based in Australia rather than Oslo, Norway) The setting is just as interesting as the characters, so the Oslo based books are much better. Once you start listening, and like the genre, you will be hooked, and wind up using many of your monthly credits by the time you are done.

    We have the same characters again, some who will wind up dead or at least maimed, but won't give it away who that would be. Harry once again is the detective who ca figure out the good from the bad guys.

    One issue with book, however, is it leaves you a place to exit the series. Again not giving anything away, when the book ends you may find yourself saying, I better stop now because things can only go downhill again, and you want to happy for Harry. This will be the last one I listen to. It's sort of like the Harry Potter series, and all good things must finally come to an end.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Zendegy chelmsford, ma, USA 10-20-13
    Zendegy chelmsford, ma, USA 10-20-13 Member Since 2006
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    "how does he do it?!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Jo Nesbo just gets better and better!!! If you like Nesbo's Harry Hole series, then you must read this one. It is a ride and a half. I kept thinking that I couldn't take it anymore, but you just cannot stop listening.
    A word about John Lee: I am in love with this man as a narrator. Absolutely the best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Police?

    Several, but all would be spoilers, so...I will keep them to myself.


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

    SO many!! And this is as perfect as all the others. He is the best.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen. You will not regret it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Farmland USA 10-27-13
    Amazon Customer Farmland USA 10-27-13 Member Since 2003

    a midwesterner

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    "The best one yet! But why not Robin Sachs?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Police to be better than the print version?

    No. But only because I'm not used to this narrator. I had to check out the book too, just to review that the names he was reading were the ones I was used to hearing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course, Harry had always been my favorite in the series, but I guess now it will have to be Baete Lonn. Or will it? Ha ha.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by John Lee?

    He is a good narrator, but I've listened to the whole series read by Robin Sachs for the most part. John Lee had more of a WW II "... AND WHAT ABOUT OUR BOYS IN THE PACIFIC...." type of news reporter tone.


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

    The one thats already been used somewhere. 'He's back. Or is he?"


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy ROCK SPRINGS, WY, United States 12-01-13
    Sandy ROCK SPRINGS, WY, United States 12-01-13 Member Since 2004
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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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Seattle, WA, United States 10-31-13
    Craig Seattle, WA, United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2007

    I teach. I Listen. I trust your judgment as a fellow listener.

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    "Serialized Harry Hole…Dead…Undead…Dead…Undead???"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Denver, CO, USA 02-21-14
    Jacqueline Denver, CO, USA 02-21-14 Member Since 2004

    I love to read reviews by other audible listener's- I have learned to trust your judgement over critics who get paid for their opinions

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    "Please keep them coming Mr. Nesbo!"

    I loved this book. Police procedurals can all start sounding like one another, but Nesbo brings such a fresh approach with Harry Hole--and his writing skills are so unique--can't wait for the next one.

    Of course I miss Robin Sachs wonderful voice, but John Lee does a pretty good job. I can't really think of another narrator who could take over for Robin and still give us the same rough, tough guy voice.

    If you have not listened to the series on Harry Hole before, I recommend starting with the first book and continuing in order. When I listened to my first one, it was already far into the story, so I have had to back track somewhat. You will benefit from starting at the beginning, but just remember, they get better - much better - as they progress.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stewart Delaware, OH, United States 02-21-14
    Stewart Delaware, OH, United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Boring"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley C. Los Altos, CA 02-12-14
    Shelley C. Los Altos, CA 02-12-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Narrator Lee Ruins Story"
    What could Jo Nesbø have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I've read most of the Harry Hole books (and loved them) but this one ranks towards the bottom of the list in terms of the story line. Not enough Harry in the book for me.


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

    But the worst part was John Lee's performance. His interpretation of the female characters is so artificial and sing-songy. I just can't listen to another Jo Nesbo book narrated by him. What a tragedy to have lost Robin Sachs.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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