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The Leopard Audiobook

The Leopard: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer?

The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway - his father is dying - Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. After a female MP is discovered brutally murdered, nothing can keep him from the investigation.

There is little to go on: a piece of rope, a scrap of wool, a bit of gravel, an unexpected connection between the victims. And Harry will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath for whom insanity is a vital retreat, someone who will put him to the test in both his professional and personal lives as never before.

Ruthlessly intelligent and suspenseful, The Leopard is Jo Nesbo's most electrifying novel yet - absolutely gripping from first to last.

©2011 Jo Nesbo (P)2011 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

“Intense . . . Nesbø moves the action easily from Hong Kong to Norway, with side trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo, without ever losing the plot’s sense of urgency.” (Publishers Weekly, starred)

“Nesbø knows exactly what he’s doing [in] this gripping, intricately plotted tale . . . Like all intelligent crime fiction, this book is not only about multiple murders by heinous means. It is also about legacies, most specifically about the good and evil, love and hate, passed from one generation to the next. This vivid, violent novel promises to speak on many levels to many readers.” (Library Journal)

“Outstanding . . . Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year.” (BBC Radio 4)

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    Paulette Chicago, IL, United States 03-06-12
    Paulette Chicago, IL, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Robin Sachs brings Harry to life"
    Where does The Leopard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is such a good listen and a perfect follow up to our hero Harry Hole. I haven't read any of the books and I'm glad because Robin Sachs makes it worth enjoying via audible. I can't say enough about Robin Sach's talent in bringing out the gritty, bad boy hero of Harry to listeners.


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

    Yes. The somewhat gruesome scene of Harry's escape was downright riveting. There were parts where I lost track of the real world - I was so enthralled.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed his second seduction by Kaya - his hopeless submission in two words was priceless.


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

    It kept me too breathless for that but it was spell binding.


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    Mohammed newark, NJ, United States 02-28-12
    Mohammed newark, NJ, United States 02-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Narration"

    I have listened to few books prior to "The Leopard, and Narration of this book is amazing. I am looking forward to hear more books from same narrator

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    KYC Ohio 02-18-12
    KYC Ohio 02-18-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Terrific Thriller and Character"
    If you could sum up The Leopard in three words, what would they be?

    I am a Harry Hole fan- the stories are always great and the characters are complex. Even though Harry is self-destructive, I always root for him to succeed. You care about the main character so you care about the story.


    What does Robin Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Robin Sachs is a great actor and narrator and his reading makes you


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    Derek LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 02-14-12
    Derek LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Gr8 listen, held my attention"

    Great story and the translation was excellent. Will read more Nesbo. Could really visulize the characters.

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    Spencer United States 02-11-12
    Spencer United States 02-11-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Great story and telling"
    Would you listen to The Leopard again? Why?

    Yes, I have read all of Joe's books, he always has a unique way of killing people.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry, of course! Like all of us, full of issues and troubles.


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

    Pronounciations of the characters names.


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

    Harry and Raquel not getting back together earlier.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend anyone start with The Snowman but don't forget to read the Red Breast, it's the most complex of the five I have read.

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    Galadriel 02-08-12
    Galadriel 02-08-12 Member Since 2008

    I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.

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    "Couldn't stop listening!"
    What other book might you compare The Leopard to and why?

    The obvious comparison would be with


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

    Have not heard this reader before, but he is one of the best I've listened to, right up there with George Guidall.


    Any additional comments?

    This author is a terrific storyteller and kept me on the edge of my seat, so much so that I kept listening when I should have been doing other things! Glad to find out that this is one of a series. Will certainly be downloading another Harry Hole novel right away.

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    Jim San Diego, CA, United States 02-07-12
    Jim San Diego, CA, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Yet"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have listeed to all of Jo Nesbo's books and he is only gettinng better. This book held my attention throughout and just as I though I knew what was ahead, somethinng totally different appeared. I highly reccommend this book!


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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 01-26-12
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 01-26-12 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "No Dragon Tattoo!"

    I picked this book because I heard that this author was as good as Stieg Larsson. That may be but this book was no better than just OK. The characters are not nearly as interesting as they could have been - they did not develop or learn anything - they just sort of muddled along. I don't think I will be choosing another book by this author, Very unsatisfying story and the most violent I have read.

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    Jacque Lander, WY, United States 12-21-11
    Jacque Lander, WY, United States 12-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Stellar!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Leopard the most enjoyable?

    Nesbo's phenomenal writing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The laborinthine plot, that lost nothing for it's length. Every word was precisely placed to lead the reader to assumptions of guilt for one charactor after another, right up to the satisfying conclusion.


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

    I'm not certain I've heard him before, but he is excellent.


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

    It would be difficult to listen to it in one sitting, but I listened to the whole thing in two days of Christmas preparations!


    Any additional comments?

    Cudos to the translator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. L. Turner 02-17-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Maudlin, plodding, predictable"

    High expectations boiled and ripped to shreds. I don't know what to say! Perhaps people are looking for a "new" dragon tattoo. Perhaps they are lured by the moments of brilliant writing they hear in this book (because they *are* there!)

    I wouldn't spend the time, folks. This book reminds me of a half-smoked cigarette, re-lit. You get the rush but you're left with the taste of ash in your mouth.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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