Sonny's on the run. Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. He's been lied to his whole life. But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father. Sonny wants revenge. He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes. Whatever the cost.
©2014 Jo Nesbo. English translation copyright © Charlotte Barslund 2014. (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks
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"Gripping to the last minute"
First class story and the skill of the reader is truly extraordinary. I enjoyed this book immensely having closed many others by the end of the second chapter.
As ever Nesbo's twists and turns are breathtaking. As good as Police. Sean Barrett is superb, my favourite reader.
"He's done it again!"
After reading headhunters and the Harry Hole series I was optimistic but wondered if Jo Nesbo could write another great thriller......and he has.
"Excellent story and well narrated!!"
A true thriller with all the necessary twists and turns and a sting in the tail, I thoroughly recommend it.
"Wow! What a story!"
I listened enthralled.
Having finished the book I sat in silence and thought about it.
Then I wondered what I could possible listen to next to match it.
Then I had a brainwave... I listened to it all over again. I was equally enthralled on the second listen ending and picked up some the detail I'd missed first time round. Well worth a second listen.
My only problem? What do I listen to now?!!
Excellent story with believable characters and plot line. Sonny remains a sympathetic hero. Great read another Nesbo classic. More please
"Jo Nesbo: a writer at the top of his game"
If it is possible to describe a writer who uses minimalist description, short declarative sentences, adjectives that he leaves out so they germinate in ones imagination and the exquisite plotting of the tightest possible thriller as literary then Jo Nesbo has achieved that accolade. Few have achieved it and fewer still more than once in their own canon. Hemingway did, certainly in For Whom The Bell Tolls. Le Carré has done so in the Karla Trilogy featuring George Smiley and again in A Perfect Spy. No doubt a few others have who I have not read but it is a very rare gift. Nesbo has caused me to become very fond of his great creation Harry Hole and I miss Harry. This is a book without Harry and though the Harry Hole novels are old friends and all of them great works The Son for me has surpassed even them. It is brilliant from the opening sentence to the very last word.
Great book ,I normally read biographies but I saw this advertised on tv, so glad I got it, and probably the best read book I have had fro Audible.
"Brilliant narration of a great book"
Story keeps you enthralled and guessing all the way to the end. Couldn't put it down. It's about my 10th audio book and the narration was the best yet.
"Horrible depressing book"
I've read all of Jo Nesbo's previous books, and was a fan but not anymore. The storyline was miserable and the performance of the person reading was offputting each time he tried mimicking characters. I struggled with it for about 14 chapters before giving up.
Tr ying to mimic characters.
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