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The Redeemer Audiobook

The Redeemer: Harry Hole, Book 6

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Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. An explosion cuts through the music and the bitter cold: One of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole - the Oslo Police Department’s best investigator and worst civil servant - has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry’s troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry’s chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia.

Yet it’s when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness: among the homeless junkies and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a savior to deliver them from misery - whether he brings new life or immediate death.

With its shrewdly vertiginous narrative, acid-etched characters, and white-hot pace, The Redeemer is resounding proof of Jo Nesbø’s standing as one of the best crime writers of our time.

©2013 Jo Nesbo (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Steven ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 09-20-13
    Steven ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 09-20-13 Member Since 2014

    Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.

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    "The best Harry, yet!"

    This series has finally started to grow on me. 'The Redeemer' is easily my favorite up to this point. John Lee is outstanding.

    These books can stand alone; however, I recommend that you experience them from the beginning of the series. There are elements of Harry's life, and cases, that appear in several books before they are fully resolved.

    If dark detective fiction is your thing, and you don't expect your heroes to be squeaky-clean, then Jo Nesbo just may be your new favorite.

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    Elaine Timpson, TX, United States 07-30-13
    Elaine Timpson, TX, United States 07-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "At least research Croatian pronunciation!"

    The Devil's Star is the only other Harry Hole book I've read, and I thought it was just so-so, not nearly as good as Karin Fossum. But The Redeemer is something else entirely. I may be biased because I lived in Croatia for several years, but the Croatian connection is not the only reason this book is good. Harry seemed so much more likable and complex in this book: he's not just angry-headstrong-brilliant-detective-guy but also showed more vulnerability (and I don't just mean his alcoholism). Plus, you know how sometimes you read a detective novel and you hope for a different type of ending? Here ya go. Not that the mystery is that difficult--I figured out the culprit really easily, which I don't even try to do, normally--but the resolution was really nice. Nesbo's portrayal of Croatian refugees and war veterans is spot-on.

    About the narration: the biggest issue for me was the....occasional...William Shatner....pacing. Egregious. Plus, the narrator's "Croatian" accent was just pseudo-Russian, and several crucial Croatian words are mispronounced. I lived in Osijek--near Vukovar--for years, and "Spasitelj" is pronounced SPASitelj, not spaSEEtelj. Bah.

    But the narration rarely impeded my enjoyment of the story...I just have a few minor issues with it. This book is well, well worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol D. Florida 05-07-14
    Carol D. Florida 05-07-14 Member Since 2012

    Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".

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    "Disappointing!"

    Hard to follow. The book went back and forth from one story to another. In the end it was just too confusing and as a result not enjoyable.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John S MA 07-18-13
    John S MA 07-18-13 Member Since 2014

    Avid audible listener for over 10 years.

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    "Im addicted to this series"

    Don't buy any of this series unless you plan to listen to them all. I would suggest you listen in order which is now possible because most have been translated at this point. Although there have been two different narrators, you really won't notice unless you listen to one after the other. They are both excellent. Start with the Bat, (which was actually my least favorite but still good) and work your way through the series. The main character, Harry Hole, is not you typical detective due to his alcohol problems, but he always manages to solve the case. The author does a great job of giving you the clues to solve it before Harry picks up the trail. You almost want to shake the book and say, "Harry , look the clue is right in front of you."

    I would rate this series on par with Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series. But this one has more books so you can listen longer.

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    Howard Cumberland, MD, United States 06-17-13
    Howard Cumberland, MD, United States 06-17-13 Member Since 2010

    When I like something I'll let you know. If I don't, I'll let you know that too!

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    "Harry Hole is a terrific series."

    The Redeemer is another great installment in the Harry Hole series. Listening to this book answers some confusion that I had in later books. The Redeemer has plenty of Nesbo trademark detail. twists and turns that make the series so enjoyable. If you're a Hole fan, or just enjoy an interesting police procedural, this is a worthwhile way to spend a credit!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    angiegere PHOENIX, ARIZONA 04-06-16
    angiegere PHOENIX, ARIZONA 04-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great book by Nesbo."

    Not quite as good as The Redbreast and The Devil's Star but well worth the time and money. Doesn't keep you as on the edge as those two. But comes close! The narrator isn't up to Robin Sachs caliber but he doesn't do harm to the listening of the book. This is another great book by Jo Nesbo. He really is something special

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    Kevin Austin, TX 01-05-16
    Kevin Austin, TX 01-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Reduce playback to 3/4 speed"

    Not one of the best stories of the series and John Lee reads too fast. However, If you reduce playback to 3/4 speed this narration becomes comparable to others in the series read by Robin Sachs and is a much better listen.

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    Wistful Angst 12-26-15 Member Since 2003

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    "Powerful Drama"

    The mystery at the heart of the novel itself is a wonderful roller coaster ride of increasing tension and amazing revelations. But it also wraps up some small threads which have been dangling from the five previous novels. The narrator adds emotional depth to what already is a terrific story as well.

    I love this series. It not only fulfills every mystery lover's desire for an amazing entertainment, it is incredibly intelligent. Every book so far is an architecture of award-winning beauty.

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    Theodora Dallas, Texas 07-24-15
    Theodora Dallas, Texas 07-24-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Great story and a great read."
    If you could sum up The Redeemer in three words, what would they be?

    If you liked "The girl with the dragon tattoo" you will love this author's books.


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    Ray Stewart 06-15-15
    Ray Stewart 06-15-15
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    "The Salvation Army's Involved"

    In his sixth novel about Detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbo, once again kept me guessing, until the very end, who the bad guy was. This time, Harry's involved with the Salvation Army. Now I am caught up with the earlier novels in this series that weren't translated into English until just a few years ago. Next up, number 10 to read and I will have completed the series. All exciting and a bit gruesome.

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