One freezing night in Oslo Christmas shoppers gather to listen to a Salvation Army street concert. An explosion cuts through the music, and a man in uniform falls to the ground, shot in the head at point-blank range.
Harry Hole and his team have little to work with: no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive. But when the assassin discovers he has shot the wrong man, Harry Hole’s troubles have only just begun. After some exceptionally shrewd detective work, the team begins to close in on a suspected hit man, monitoring his credit card, false passport and the line to his employer. With no money, only six bullets and no place to stay in the bitter cold, the hit man becomes increasingly desperate. He will stop at nothing to eliminate his target. Moving at a breathless pace, The Redeemer is Jo Nesbo’s most gripping thriller yet.
©2009 Jo Nesbo (P)2010 Random House Audio
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"Couldn't Stop listening from the start to the end!"
This was the first J Nesbo audiobook that I've listened to and I was not disappointed!. The narration from Sean Barrett is spot on. Although I didn't expect the story to start with the rape of a fourteen year old girl that takes place at a Salvation Army summer camp in Norway nor the ending of the book, its a rollercoaster of a ride in between.
"Did Not Enjoy"
I did not enjoy this book at all. I thought, when it started, it was going to be good but not the case. I found the whole book very disjointed, very confusing with all the names and could not follow it at all. I did persevere to the end and found the ending a disappointment also. I know others have enjoyed it immensely but certainly not one for me.
I've enjoyed all the Harry Hole books that I've read, but this was one has been my favourite.
I started with the snowman and then went back to get the earliest one I could and have been listening to them in order since then. I would recommend listening in order if you can as it will obviously add to the suspense. It's very interesting to see the character develop through the books.
Beautifully read as well.
excellent story well read difficult to switch off wondering what would come next highly recommended
so glad I listened to this as I would not have been able to pronounce half the names. Its addictive with so many twists and turns. Currently listening for a second time and new details are popping up everywhere. Even though I know who did what its a great story. Sean Barrett is a very clear soft voice that pulls you in.
"An intriguing read"
Jo Nesbo seems to capture the slightly cold, dark vibe that so many scandinavian authors seem to create. Reminds me of the Steig Larsson books. A grim and convoluted tale of murder and revenge. Well worth the read. I look forward to reading more from the same author!
"The next Stieg Larsson?"
This series is excellent! The Redeemer first, then The Snowman then The Leopard. Similar writing style and geography to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo etc, and equally thrilling, interwoven and absorbing. Can't rate it highly enough.
Another good story by Jo Nesbo. Great characters and narration is excellent. Wish they had brought the books out in correct order on audio though.
"Gripping and entertaining!"
Very exciting audiobook with lots of twists and turns. Similar in style to the Snowman and keeps you hooked throughout! Highly recommend it!
"Not for me"
This is the only Audiobook I've not managed to finish.
I'd heard good things about the author, enjoyed Stieg's books therefore I should have liked this but it just didn't grab me. I found it pretty slow and unlike many other audiobooks started drifting off in thought thus meaning I kept having to re-listen.
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