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The Son | [Jo Nesbo]

The Son

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • mark
    7/8/14
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    "best book ive heard so far"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Son to be better than the print version?

    Easy


    What other book might you compare The Son to, and why?

    The wood cutter kept u on edge al the time


    Have you listened to any of Sean Barrett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Revenging sonc


    Any additional comments?

    Cant wait to hear next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boris
    7/7/14
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    "Good Thriller"

    It's a good story about revenge interwoven with a continuous cat and mouse game within the grey area between vengeful vigilante and The Law. Overall the plot isn't to innovative (comparable to e.g. The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill), but it is still a worthwhile "read". Coming from the Harry Hole stories many listeners will discover parallels in pacing and story telling. The twists and reveals are good climaxes following a suspenseful build-up but can be a bit predictable at times.

    I do not regret spending a credit on this audiobook, especially since Sean Barret's performance is very good as usual. Again, if you have liked listening to the Harry Hole novels, the voice acting will immediately suit you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ewa
    Dublin, Ireland
    7/7/14
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    "Brilliant story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Another book by Jo Nesbo that has amazing unpredictable plot, keeps the listener on toes and provides loads of thrills. I am big fan of the author and Harry Hole books and I wasn't sure if this book will be as entertaining as the others but after first chapters I had no doubt that I will enjoy this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Son?

    The scene where he spoke to head of Prison and the conversation about how he got out of the prison unnoticed.


    What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

    My favourite voice. I really like to voice - very skilled and gives good impressions of characters. It's clear and easy to understand.


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

    The moment when the female character decided to change her life and walked away from the dinner... can't say too much not to spoil the story!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom
    7/7/14
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    "The Son by Jo Nesbo"
    If you could sum up The Son in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome, Gruesome,Compulsive


    What other book might you compare The Son to, and why?

    Headhunters; only because of the compulsive violent behaviour with no conscience of the main character.


    What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

    I always enjoy Sean Barrett narrating Jo Nesbo's books. His delivery is just the right tone throughout the story.


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

    Yes, you got caught up in what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    I would thoroughly recommend this stand alone Jo Nesbo book, narrated by Sean Barrett as one of the best books I have listened to this year.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sheridan
    6/27/14
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    "CAPTIVATING,fantastic"
    Where does The Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best books ever listen to!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Son?

    the way the story holds you then hits another high


    What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

    fantastic narration.


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

    I lost an entire weekend,best weekend for a long time.


    Any additional comments?

    buy it , listen,and you wont regret it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Worksop, United Kingdom
    6/26/14
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    "Awesome Nesbo does it again"
    Where does The Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Totally in the top Jo Nesbo pulls it off again a brilliant fresh story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything the vulnerability of sonny who turns out to be the avenging angel .......reminds me of the crow


    What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

    I just love everything Sean Barretts narrates his voice is so easy to listen too.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Watch your back baddies


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant book highly recommend will make a brilliant film if they did it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C T Jones
    6/17/14
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    "Gripping!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Son the most enjoyable?

    This story really hooked me from the start. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader interested.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    When is the sequel being published? Soon I hope!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judi G
    camberley
    6/12/14
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    "strange book"

    It wasn't as good as I had hoped. The son was a dark individual and frankly I ca t remember the story off the top of my head.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucy
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom
    6/12/14
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    "Fab listen!"

    I chose this based on other reviews as I was absolutely hooked on the Harry Hole series which was excellent but this was... Well fab!

    Some great twists and turns keeping you hooked until the twist at the end - a well recommended listen. I'm a big Sean Barrett fan as he really does read the books well and you feel like he's the character. An excellent Jo Nesbo book.

    Will there be another.... Hope so!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • susan
    6/8/14
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    "Brilliant in every way!"
    Would you listen to The Son again? Why?

    This is, once again, a brilliant Jo Nesbo book even though there is no Harry! Sean Barrett is a brilliant narrator. I can't imagine listening to a Jo Nesbo book now without hearing Sean Barrett's voice.
    The end had me in tears but i won't say why.


    What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I love listening to his voice and now associate it with Jo Nesbo's books. He's brilliant.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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