Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake. He’s bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry’s former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in? The investigation leads Harry to suspect that the crimes have their roots in the battlefields of Eastern Front during WWII. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel's nail-biting conclusion.
The Redbreast. He’s your judge, jury and executioner…And he must be stopped.
©2006 Jo Nesbo (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
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"Another classic Hole book!"
Probably on a par with Police for complexity, which I like, though I definitely understood what happened a bit more on the second listen. Excellent story telling and excellent narration!
"Another Nesbo treasure."
I've heard it twice already. It'll be heard again and again in due course.
By the way we spell the above word FAVOURITE here in Britain. It has to be the very flawed Harry of course
Sean Barrett's voice wraps his rich tones about the text and makes it his story.
Harry wouldn't suit a tag line and would shun anything like a tacky cliche.
Once you've tried one Harry Hole you should move on another straight away.
"totally addicted "
This the 3rd book in the series i have listend too and i am still addicted to both the story and the characters. Sean Barrett is a fanstastic narrator who seems to be able to bring all the characters to life and Jo Nesbos writing makes me laugh throughout the books. I would recommend this and previous 3 books to anyone with a love of crime fiction
Once again a vivid exhausting,exciting book. Interesting plot slipping seamlessly between the 1940s and the present. More please Jo.
"Fab book, fab narrator, edit issues resolved"
Having listened to the first two books of the series I bought this one with trepidation due to the comments left by previous reviewers with respect to editing issues, I can happily report that these have now been resolved and I didn't hear anything at all out of place. The narrator is my absolute favourite and this is how I found these books in the first place, but I am now a complete fan of Jo Nesbo and having listened to the first three books one after the other I will be getting my way through the whole series in the coming months!
"Takes a while to get going but ends brilliantly"
I'd listen again as i think i missed a lot of important stuff at the beginning as i found it quite hard to get into.
Naturally Harry Hole! We learn more about the man in this book.
Up to scratch
Stick with it, the middle n end make it all worth it!
"Terrific - best Harry Hole I've heard yet"
Dont know - better for me, as no time to read
The interweaving fo WW1 and present day - twists and turns
His voice IS Harry in my head -but other characterisations also excellent
No - too long for that. I really enjoy having a book over many sittings
"Another great outing for Harry Hole"
I haven't read the book but imagine it is equally a page turner as most of Jo Nesbo's books are.
The tension that runs throughout
Don't stop writing Jo!
"An enjoyable and exciting thriller"
This is probably my most favourite audiobook to date
My favourite character was Harry's partner because she was kind but also a strong character
The way he read the story made it easy to listen to and also he managed to give each character it's own personality
In fact I listened to the whole book while recovering from an operation so basically was one sitting!
This was a godsend for me as was unable to hold a book due to shoulder operation
"Still keep trying this one"
Some of the characters are becoming like an old friend now.
The mix of present day and past linking people together
The performance was ok I did however struggle with some of the Norwegian accent in places, But that is probably more down to my particular hearing problems than the Narration
Yes mainly because of the different time frames in the storyline
I am warming to Jo Nesbo as a big Larsson fan thought this would be too similar. However the character pops up in lots of different guises/locations which is fun
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