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Police Audiobook

Police: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 10

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Hole returns - or does he? - in a terrifyingly paced, vertiginous new roller coaster of a thriller by the internationally best-selling author of The Snowman and The Redeemer, "the king of Scandinavian crime fiction" (Kirkus).

The police urgently need Harry Hole…. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical.

But this time, Harry can't help.... For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone.

Least of all himself...

©2013 Jo Nesbø (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Clodhopper Tucson, AZ, United States 11-23-13
    Clodhopper Tucson, AZ, United States 11-23-13 Member Since 2013

    I'm a geologist and I use Audible books to while away long hours on the road... My pickup truck is my reading room!

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    "One too many"

    I assume, if you are reading this review, that you are familiar with the Harry Hole detective series.

    If not, go back and get started with "The Bat". There is no noir like Nordic noir, and Jo Nesbo writes great Nordic noir. In my opinion, he is the best of the surprisingly large and productive group of modern, Scandinavian mystery writers,

    But if you are familiar with the Harry Hole series, proceed at you own risk. From an aesthetic perspective, the series should end with "The Phantom". By the end of that novel, Nesbo has wrought a Grecian tragedy and brought it to a perfect denouement. Unfortunately Nesbo, like Harry Hole, cannot stop, even when he knows he should; the result is a bit of a hangover.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Old Hippy 11-26-13
    Old Hippy 11-26-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Fabulous, great, best Harry Hole in the series!"
    If you could sum up Police in three words, what would they be?

    Complex, Gripping, Surprising.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Police?

    When the villain(s) murder one particularly memorable officer.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Harry


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Someone is brutally killing police officers previously linked to unsolved and unrelated murders - but, why?"


    Any additional comments?

    I thought I had beat Harry in figuring out who was the murderer, but not why. Turns out I was right ... but there's more to the story. Kudos to Jo Nesbo for such a thriller and such a puzzler, ... even up to the second-last chapter I was still questioning whether I had it right. And, it was only in the last chapter that Nesbo makes all the pieces fall into place.

    What a great story!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Russell Keswick, ON, Canada 04-25-17
    Russell Keswick, ON, Canada 04-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Five Star Book in a Five Star Series"

    Their have been several narrators and few different pronunciations of Harry's last name in this series. One constant has been the high quality of the stories. If you have read the preceding books, you will expect to be played with as Jo Nesbo leads you down several different paths as we try to figure out who the serial killer of police personnel is. I made the mistake of telling my daughter who had already listened to the book who I knew had to be the murderer. She didn't verbally give anything away - but the look in her eye told me a lot - amateur detective and deep reader into people's expressions (when they are related to me) that I am.

    So I knew my hunch was incorrect. But that is okay, because later on even Harry Hole was convinced that he knew who the killer was and was wrong as well. Our dependable brilliant detective planned to take justice into his own hands to avenge the loss of a dear friend on the wrong murderer.

    There are a lot of layers to this story and it feels like Nesbo has an ear for authenticity in the messy world of capturing despicable criminals. You won't like everything that happens in this book. You won't be pleased with the ending. But there is an uplifting scene near the end that makes everything worthwhile. Kind of like real life, which is not always a fairy tale, but there are times that soar in our souls. Most of us would be bored with a perfect detective in a perfect world. This book is certainly not boring. Now, I am already committed to listening to book eleven in the Harry Hole universe.

    I see it is called "The Thirst" and has a new narrator - I wonder how this guy is going to pronounce Harry's last name.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 05-01-15
    Richard 05-01-15

    Likes intelligent mysteries, spy thrillers, world history, most anything Ancient Roman. Hates bad writing

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    "Gratuitous violence and contrived plot disappoint"

    I've read most of the Harry Hole books despite a growing sense that the series -- like Harry Hole himself -- is growing tiresome and less interesting over time. Nonetheless I've kept coming back, hoping that I would find myself once again engaged in the characters and story. In this book Nesbo indulges in detailed and excessively repulsive descriptions of violence and torture, almost as if he wants to see just how far he can push the reader's sense of fear, loathing, and disgust for no other purpose than to test his considerable ability as a writer. For me at least, this exercise served no purpose. I resorted to skipping over whole passages that were bogged down in such description. To make matters worse the plot is convoluted and contrived. In an effort to deliver the customary twist in the conclusion Nesbo seems to throw everything at the proverbial wall to see what sticks. I finished this book with no interest in reading another Harry Hole book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    P. Minor Indiana/USA 01-27-14
    P. Minor Indiana/USA 01-27-14
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    "Outstanding"

    This was the best yet in the Harry Hole series. It kept me guessing to the very end and I couldn't stop listening.....and can't wait for the next one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 01-12-14
    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the usual Harry Hole :-("
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. He should have written a Harry Hole book!


    If you’ve listened to books by Jo Nesbø before, how does this one compare?

    Harry Hole was missing in action most of the time.


    Did John Lee do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Okay.


    Could you see Police being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. Not this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was surprised at this book. I think he just wrote it as a filler for the money. It's like he didn't take the time. If he's going to put the Harry Hole brand on it, then let him write a Harry Hole novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne United States 01-04-14
    Joanne United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2007
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    "John Lee is NOT Harry Hole"

    Please, please find someone else to perform these wonderful stories! I have not completed this audible, the performance is so jarring....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Penny 01-03-14
    Penny 01-03-14
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    "RIP Robin Sachs"
    Would you listen to Police again? Why?

    If someone else narrated it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like all of the characters. They all have such depth.


    What didn’t you like about John Lee’s performance?

    He read the book as if it were some kind of children's story. His voice was way too animated. Harry Hole is a dark character and the reading should reflect that. I suggest Mr. Lee listen to Robin's reading of the Hole stories to see how "less" can be so much "more." I found myself losing the storyline because his reading was so singsongy.


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

    Yes, because I wanted to know what happened.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first Harry Hole audiobook that has made me wish I'd read a hard copy of the book rather than listen to the audiobook. Perhaps I'm just too accustomed to Robin Sachs' characterizations. Robin Sachs is greatly missed. May he RIP.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Charleston, WV, United States 12-05-13
    Jon Charleston, WV, United States 12-05-13
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    "this narrator is intolerable"
    What would have made Police better?

    I love jo nesbo but I can't bear to listen to this narrator


    Has Police turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What didn’t you like about John Lee’s performance?

    hated it


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    its written by jo nesbo and I like the harry hole series


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Achlasaba 11-19-13
    Achlasaba 11-19-13
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    "Excellent Listen"

    Jo Nesbo does it again. Well read by John Lee, an well written thriller that had me on the edge of my seat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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