Roger Brown has it all. He's the country's most successful headhunter. He has a beautiful wife and a magnificent house. And to maintain this lifestyle, he's also a highly accomplished art thief. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to Clas Greve. Not only is Greve the perfect candidate for a position with one of Roger's high-profile clients, he is also in possession of 'The Calydonian Boar Hunt' by Rubens, one of the most sought-after paintings in the world.
Roger sees his chance to be rich beyond his wildest dreams and starts planning his boldest heist yet. But soon, he runs into trouble - and this time money is the least of his worries.
©2011 Jo Nesbo (P)2011 Random House Audio
I'm a keen, if eclectic, reader.
I started reading Jo Nesbø a few months ago and cannot get enough. Headhunters is a wonderful story, full of intrigue, action, horror and humour. Nesbø has a wonderful way with words and descriptions that often make me smile at his ingenuity.
Sean Barrett is magnificent. The best Narrator I've had the pleasure to listen to. Accents, languages, gender, emotion all seem to flow effortlessly (I'm sure it is actually VERY hard work). He takes you inside in a way that the narration actually disappears as you are pulled into the plot, characters, locations . . . the story.
Headhunters, for me, was a nice break from Harry Hole. But it fed my desire to read more by this gifted author.
Desperately waiting in anticipation of the next Harry Hole
Sean Barretts narration as always is the perfect voice for Nesbo's anti-heros
Time differential between the deaths in the apartment not being considered seriously by the police was a weak link in the plot.
Yes excellent as always.
A slight smile at the end when the twist is revealed.
I read this whilst suffering withdrawal symptoms from finishing the last Harry Hole novel 'Phantom' Some of the extreme escapes require the reader to suspend belief but on the whole Another excellent effort from Nesbo and Barrett the perfect team!
A greater fan of Jo Nesbo than myself
Maybe Michael Connelly
I could not really get into the story
Diaapointment as I have bought Jo Nesbo before
To graphic burying himself in toilet waste
Maybe, the story is interesting but the characters not so likeable. I prefer the Harry Holes Series but have not listened to these as audiobooks.
The barn scene with the dog is rather entertaining.
Yes, but wouldn't go there again.
like the change of pace
recruitment character was up against the odds but managed to stay elusive
Brings the characters to life
deception & greed with image
very happy with purchase
Ive been searching for months for a new book to grab my attention, demand my time and light that spark of imagination that only a few can. I've wasted a lot of money on trying new Authors, constantly putting them aside as they fail to deliver any suspense or surprise - but I've found my successor to Larsen. Cant wait to down load the rest of Nesbo's books.
intelligent good plot. wove several timelines together. great judge of character. great twists
good plot. good life insights
I loved the fast moving thirller.
Sean Barrett is synonomous with Jo Nesbo novels.
Although some scenes are realy graphical, I really liked it.
The movie (in Norwegian with english subtitles) are coming soon!
Excellent story - scandinavian sophistication. Excellent narrating by Sean Barrett.
Unexpected developement of the story.
Close to own reading.
When he discovered that his wife was cheating on him.
Looking forward to reading/listening to the next Job Nesbo story.
I will probably listen in a few years time when I have forgotten the plot!
This is not an easy book to categorise. While being a thriller, it has an unusual flow and bridges the gap with a more serious novel format.
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