Knife

Harry Hole, Book 12
By: Jo Nesbo
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Series: Harry Hole Series, Book 12
Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
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The brand-new Harry Hole thriller from Sunday Times number one best seller Jo Nesbo.

A man like Harry had better watch his back....

Following the dramatic conclusion of number one best seller The Thirst, Knife sees Harry Hole waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood. Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest personal challenge yet. 

The 12th instalment in Jo Nesbo’s internationally best-selling crime fiction series. 

©2019 Jo Nesbo (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Perfect.

Couldn't be better. Literally. The best book of the series and that is a high bar to beat!

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Captivating as always!

I highly recommend for all Jo Nesbo fans. I could not stop listening. Great performance.

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Nesbo Did it again! Thank you!

This is time it is really personal ! And that is why the story flows differently. It takes quite a lot of pages to get the best out of Harry’s detective mind, but last 3 hours are breathtaking ! During my runs listening to this book I laughed, screamed and cried. U R welcomed to do the same...

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Sorry Nesbo, but I didn’t like this book !

Sorry Nesbo, but I didn’t like this book! Too long, too slow, too many words without meaning! I was disappointed and tired!

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Harry (or Jo Nesbo ') runs out of steam..

An unduly complex and rarely convincing additional chapter of Harry's investigative and personal life (the two plans are so intersperced that one cannot loger separate them). There is very little (other than the usual self-loathing) driving the main character and Nesbo needs to up the ante to give momentum to his work by making people very close to Harry victims of the crimes that Harry will eventually investigate. Lots of personal drama, but lack of fluidity in the plot and clarity in the narrative.
All in all, a major disappointment for an old fan of Harry Hole like me.

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  • Steve Darwin Jesus Brooks
  • 07-14-19

Harry.

There is something different about this one, smoother, more matured or something. As always, brilliant.

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  • eldrew
  • 07-13-19

Harry

OMG, another rollercoaster Harry ride. love it, love it, an avalanche of emotions , like floating along like an astronaut, Harry rules again.
Going to listen to it again.
You must read all the Harry books brilliant

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  • Gerald
  • 07-17-19

Beyond brilliant

The best Harry Hole yet ... but new comers are recommended to start at Book 1 and delight in the whole series to relish in the full flavours of this brilliant, original masterpiece!
Sean Barrett remains the most masterful narrator and a mere five stars does not do him justice !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-31-19

Awsome the best Harry Hole to date!

Fantastic story line, great twists and satisfying ending. Superb narrator as always. The definative Harry Hole story!

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  • NJ
  • 09-09-19

Another great book!

By book 12 of a series, you might expect the characters or storylines to be getting a bit stale; not so with 'Knife'. Jo Nesbo continues to thrill and surprise and to make us want more.

A fabulous reading, as ever, from the magnificent Sean Barrett for which I am eternally grateful. As a mum of two small children, running my own business, studying for a degree and doing up our home, I rarely get a cup of tea whilst it's hot, never mind find the time to read! Thanks to Audible, I can still enjoy my favourite authors and Mr Barrett is by far my favourite reader.

I am genuinely invested in the characters and look forward to hearing the next installment.

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  • CA
  • 08-01-19

Just brilliant again.

One of my favourites books along with The Snowman (the book NOT the shocking movie). I thought I had it, I thought I had it all worked out and then the twist came from left field and I relished how perfect it was - I wasn’t close, not even in the same field. I love, love the exquisitely detailed narrative that is pure Nesbo. And only Sean Barrett - there can never be another narrator.

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  • Sean Olson
  • 08-01-19

Great

How does he do it. What is the next one going to be like? Or will there be another . .........?

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  • Jane beer
  • 07-30-19

The best Harry hole yet

The twists and turns were many and each was a true surprise! The narration was superb.. I enjoyed the whole thing immensely.

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  • tim w.
  • 07-29-19

Best ever

Harry is back but god he needs a break! Having read all of Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole books I was excited to catch up with Harry and this is the best book yet.
I couldn’t stop listening to Sean Barrett’s masterful narration, he really brings Harry to life like no other could. The plot is so skill fully laid and had me feeling guilty for pinning the blame on certain characters only to find they were innocent and I had to find a new character to hang the guilt on.
Although I raced to the end of the book to find out the truth I was devastated it ended and I knew I would have to wait for the next book..... come Jo, write faster!!!!
I can’t recommend this book enough but only if you have read all the previous Harry Hole books, you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Msgadget11
  • 03-15-20

Totally enjoyed this book

As I've come to expect from Jo Nesbo with an unexpected twists. Harry Hole keep you interested to the end

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  • Sue
  • 07-25-19

Absolutely brilliant

How does Mr Nesbo manage it? Each book of his I listen to makes me think he can’t possibly top it. Knife, though, has to be the best ever. Sean Barrett, as always, is the perfect narrator and it is his voice I hear when I think of Harry Hole. Please, anyone who hasn’t yet listened to the perfect trio in literary crime fiction - Mr Nesbo, Mr Barrett and Harry - do so without delay!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-26-19

Harry Hole is back!!

I love the performance, Sean Barrett is easily listened to. He does not overly take on each character and speaks as you would read.

The case is more personal but less complicated compared to chasing serial killers like in others in the series. This is for the better as it is a cracking story.

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  • Judy
  • 09-13-19

Brilliant as usual!

Another amazing thriller with plenty of twists and turns. Have read the full series twice! Best read in order with this one last.

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  • Scarlett
  • 09-11-19

brilliant, could not stop listening.

wonderful twists and turns, sensitive descriptions, smart and poetic metaphors.
the performance by Sean Barrett was close to the characters and it was a pleasure listening to it.

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  • trish callier
  • 09-03-19

can't wait to find out tge roll of the dice!!!

i enjoyed the narrator's voice. The story line was intriguing...couldn't beliece it was the end of Harry Hole and didn't pick his mate asvtge killer...

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  • nikki
  • 08-25-19

another nesbo cracker...you won't be disappointed!

loved it... couldn't stop listening! Sean barret narrates so well as always, story line gripping with a great ending. Bit lost now..no more Nesbo books!

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  • bronwyn
  • 08-20-19

Harry Hole into all sorts of mischief again.

Not my favourite Hole novel, but it is well narated and well worth the read.

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  • N. Brown
  • 08-15-19

spectacular as always

Sean Barrett reading Jo Nesbo stories is what heaven sounds like!
the knife is gripping from start to finish

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  • Daniel
  • 08-10-19

Back on form!

A great Harry Hole, with all the usual complex threads which all come together at the end. I have seen criticism of lots of red herrings but I didn't find these an issue. As with the best of these books, there is a massive impact on the 'Hole' family but it is handled well.

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  • Shalleycat
  • 07-30-19

Flawless narration, flawed character

Exciting , twists and turns with heartbreaking authentic diary of life living with an alcoholic.