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The Devil's Star Audiobook

The Devil's Star

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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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    P. Brown Beantown 09-13-15
    P. Brown Beantown 09-13-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Good Stuff"

    If you like this series you will love this one. Harry Hole is great. Excellent writing, wonderfully read well done.

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    Marjorie Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-26-15
    Marjorie Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "quite complicated plot"

    struggled to finish - no clear path to the plot, too many characters/similar names. story rambled. certainly not his best.

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    Theodora Dallas, Texas 07-24-15
    Theodora Dallas, Texas 07-24-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Another great one."
    Where does The Devil's Star rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to most of this author's books. They are very good. You have to really listen because they all move to the different issues and characters so smoothly you hardly notice. It is easy to miss things.


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

    They are all good.


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

    No


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    Wendy Virginia Beach, VA, United States 05-17-15
    Wendy Virginia Beach, VA, United States 05-17-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Depressing"

    Okay I thought I learned my lesson with the Harry Hole series and I was not going to listen to another book. I am not sure why I wavered. Harry is an alcoholic tormented Norwegian investigator who has recently been dumped by his girlfriend. Harry then slips into a weeks long alcoholic binge. Again.

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    L. Rubenstein 05-09-15
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    "Another Great Harry Hole Saga"

    Nesbo continues to be the master of the detective novel with Devils Star. it holds you in suspense right up until the end and it could not be better.

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    Db Portland, OR 04-12-15
    Db Portland, OR 04-12-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Wow! Gripping Harry Hole mystery."

    This was the best of the series so far. I've gotten more used to the complexity of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole mysteries. I think knowing to expect the stories within stories has made it easier to track details and make the connections that the author so skillfully weaves into this series.
    Gripping, surprising, and philosophical. Can't wait to listen to the next one. I liked this narrator too.

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    geemomoney 03-31-15
    geemomoney 03-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another overall success by nesbo."

    I like this author. I've read all of his work. This one did not disappoint. The ending was a little less exciting, but plausible.

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    Carl 03-12-15
    Carl 03-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good old Harry"

    another great book by Nesbo. Full of twosts and turns as Harry sets off after an old foe. RIP Mr Sachs

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    R. L. Ketcham Las Vegas 12-28-14
    R. L. Ketcham Las Vegas 12-28-14 Member Since 2009
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    "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.

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    Ray Stewart 11-15-14
    Ray Stewart 11-15-14
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    "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.

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