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The Devil's Star | [Jo Nesbø]

The Devil's Star

A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil’s star. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work. A wave of similar murders is on the horizon....
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A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil’s star.

Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work.

A wave of similar murders is on the horizon. An emerging pattern suggests that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and the five-pointed devil’s star is key to solving the riddle.

©2009 Jo Nesbo (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    Diana Perris, CA, United States 06-03-14
    Diana Perris, CA, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "TERRIBLE NARRATOR"

    Why don't the authors and the producers of these audio production tell the narrators how to pronounce their characters names!?!?!?! Of why don't the narrators do their homework?!?!?! Can't stand to listen when the narrator pronounces the main characters name wrong every single time. Harry Hole (who-la) is a cop so most people call him by his last name

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    jillbo0 phonebooth 03-11-13
    jillbo0 phonebooth 03-11-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Another fantastic book by Jo Nesbo"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I can't wait to get my hands on the next Jo Nesbo book or audio book. Robin Sachs is the best narrator in the series. Never a dull moment reading or listening to this author. My favorite so far was the Snow Man and The Leopard.


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    Thomas Gardner Laguna Niguel 02-25-13
    Thomas Gardner Laguna Niguel 02-25-13 Member Since 2015

    Literary Genius

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    "Great character development"
    If you could sum up The Devil's Star in three words, what would they be?

    Unexpected plot twists.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, because of the plot twists.


    What does Robin Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He sounded like what I would imagine Harry Hole would sound like.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen.

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    Laurie A. Smith 02-02-13
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    "Jo Nesbo gets better with each story"
    What did you love best about The Devil's Star?

    Guessing til the end!


    Which character – as performed by Robin Sachs – was your favorite?

    Harry Hole, of course!


    Any additional comments?

    Robin Sachs' performance is spot on as usual. He is telling the story as if he is living it....i actually forget I am listening to a "book".

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    Janet Austin, TX, United States 09-16-12
    Janet Austin, TX, United States 09-16-12 Member Since 2006

    I love mysteries and thrillers the most, sometimes non-fiction business books. Mom, wife, yada, yada, yada...

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    "Nesbo's best so far!"

    This is Nesbo's very best Harry Hole novel. It has fascinating twists and turns and scenes that I am itching to see in a movie one day. Rarely does an audiobook make my heart pound while I listen to it, but this one did several times. One again Robin Sachs narrates and does a perfect job. He is fantastic with every character. You must make a point to keep up with the names as they are all Nordic and not naturally easy to remember - at least not for this English speaker.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: IT SEEMS "The Leopard" BY NESBO HAS BEEN RE-RECORDED USING ROBIN SACHS. I recommend you listen to a sample of it and if the voice is the same as this book, go for it. Thor Knai's name is still on as narrator, but when I clicked on sample today I heard Robin Sachs! Great news!

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    Valerie O 08-14-12
    Valerie O 08-14-12 Member Since 2014

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    "best narrator in the industry !"
    What did you love best about The Devil's Star?

    harry hole is so damaged you just have to support him.
    I love this series, its as good as all the Walander novels


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

    i always look for his work because he makes the story so appealing


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    margaret 08-11-12
    margaret 08-11-12

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    "Another great listen"

    This is the second Jo Nesbo I have listened to and both are wonderful. Smart and well-paced, it really kept my interest. If you like Jo Nesbo you might also like the Roy Grace series by Peter James.

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    Paul port charlotte, FL, United States 07-10-12
    Paul port charlotte, FL, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Well done. Very entertaining"

    I am enjoying Nesbo's Harry Hole series. Nesbo is strong in his characterizations and descriptive passages. The narration is perfect for the material. Overall, very well done

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    L. Danehy deHart 07-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    My third Jo Nesbo/Harry Hole novel, and so far I think it's the best. I am excited to read the next few books. The story is complex, there are several themes, the obvious one of the murders and who done it, then the politics of the police and what's going on there, then lastly Harry's life and relationships with those living and dead. These themes are woven together into what was a wonderful read. I do think this book could be read independently of the other/earlier books, but it did help to have read the Redbreast and even Nemisis (though that one was hard to listen to).

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    Theresa Memphis, TN, United States 12-06-11
    Theresa Memphis, TN, United States 12-06-11 Member Since 2010
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    "I love Jo Nesbo's Harry Holle series."

    I love Robin Sachs narration. Did I mention, he is the voice of Harry Hole.

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