We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
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....
Regular Price:$31.50
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (1024 )
5 star
 (471)
4 star
 (414)
3 star
 (111)
2 star
 (17)
1 star
 (11)
Overall
4.3 (819 )
5 star
 (391)
4 star
 (308)
3 star
 (97)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.5 (818 )
5 star
 (504)
4 star
 (236)
3 star
 (59)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (8)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ronald 12-28-14
    Ronald 12-28-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    65
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Like the stories - hate Harry Hole"
    What did you like best about The Devil's Star? What did you like least?

    4th novel I have listened to by Nesbo. He writes very credible complicated plots. I love the stories themselves. I usually see Harry begin to catch his prey, but then see there are many more hours left to the novel. That is when the story takes some unexpected turns. Very entertaining to the reader.


    Any additional comments?

    The main thing I do not like about these stories is Harry Hole. He is a self destructive alcoholic. I do not want to deny the problems alcoholics have, but then I do not care to read about them either. They make for very boring and predictable stories and add nothing to the storyline. Just filler. Worse - it becomes repetitive across novels. A second issue I have with Harry is his reckless disregard to the safety of his friends and colleagues because he always goes it alone. In this novel he even puts a little boy in jeopardy. There are always better approaches that can be taken in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna 11-15-14
    Donna 11-15-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    41
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    158
    64
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Always A Hit"

    Another great thriller by Joe Nesbo, with my favorite detective, Harry Hole. Always fun to try to figure out who the bad guy is, but I never get it right. Time to pick up the next one in this exciting series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Melanie 10-05-14
    Melanie 10-05-14 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining mystery, great narrator"
    What did you love best about The Devil's Star?

    The characters were interesting and believable, and the narrator did an excellent job of bringing them to life. He even managed to make women sound like real human beings, which seems tough for many narrators.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They were all engaging, even the sickos.


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

    I loved listening to the narrator change from character to character.


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

    I was relieved when the convenient ending turned out, in fact, not to be the ending at all. It's a weird thing when you're listening to a story and you have no visual perception of how much is actually left. I'm sure other audible listeners know what I mean!


    Any additional comments?

    I will be reading more Jo Nesbo as soon as I finish my creepy Halloween choice of Stephen King's 'It'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    dkdenver 07-09-14
    dkdenver 07-09-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Harry's revenge is coming...but not without pain"
    Would you listen to The Devil's Star again? Why?

    Probably not. But I'm not usually a guy who listens to books more than once.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Devil's Star?

    Please! OK.. spoiler alert. (pause) ... The inevitable meeting between Harry and Voller in the hallway.. and then the lift.. was classic.


    What about Robin Sachs’s performance did you like?

    Everything! Sachs is one of my favorites. I'm a reader snob, and I mourn the fact that he isn't reading ALL the Hole books.


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

    Made me cringe in a few spots. But all the Nesbo books do.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I liked this one the best so far.. starting from the beginning of the series. Partially because Sachs is the reader, but also because it draws some loose ends together and sets the stage for the next phase of Harry's existence. I didn't say "life," because he still seems to be tackling it one day at a time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Diana Perris, CA, United States 06-03-14
    Diana Perris, CA, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    111
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    210
    81
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    35
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    jillbo0 phonebooth 03-11-13
    jillbo0 phonebooth 03-11-13 Member Since 2014

    phonebooth

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Thomas Gardner Laguna Niguel 02-25-13
    Thomas Gardner Laguna Niguel 02-25-13 Member Since 2015

    Literary Genius

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Laurie A. Smith 02-02-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    66
    11
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. A. Katz 09-16-12
    J. A. Katz 09-16-12 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    234
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    251
    52
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    15
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Valerie O 08-14-12
    Valerie O 08-14-12 Member Since 2014

    EyeSpyIBuy

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.