oh my gosh, you must be kidding me!! Is this cliche-ridden, flawed, superficial, predictable, dull novel by the same author who produced the eery, dee..Show More »per, surprising novels of the Harry Hole series? This book would have been better if the characters had some depth, the story were enticing, and the cliches were dropped. The performance must have been a joke. Never have I heard a less appropriate reading of a book.
I love Jo Nesbo. I didn't love Blood on Snow (although I have to admit I LOVED the ending). Overall, the story lacked the depth and hyper-reality of m..Show More »ost Nesbo novels (not surprisingly, it is quite short). And the narrator!!!! Never mind the monotone read (it sometimes works with Nesbo's cadence and darkness)... I could not understand why the producers of this audio book chose a female reader for a book that's told in the first person of a male character. Dumb choice.
We all want to spread our wings at times and perform something different than where our talents normally take us. This is what Jo Nesbo and the narra..Show More »tor tried to do, and both failed miserably. The female narrator, Kim Gordon, spoke in the same irritatingly slow cadence with a monotone voice no matter what action was taking place -- and I use the word "action" here very loosely since no real energy or vitality occurs in the story -- and it was often quite difficult to discern which character was speaking. Nesbo, one of my favorite authors, essentially tried to convey a love story set in a cult-like atmosphere in his native land, which was neither interesting nor held the listener's attention. Quite a disappointment on every level.
I love Jo Nesbo's books.. or I have until now. but this book - I just couldn't get through it. I think it was largely the author - her flat, monotone..Show More » reading made it difficult to engage in any way with the story. Perhaps the story was good... but such was the nature of the reading that I couldn't make that judgement