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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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    marymartin90 El Cajon, CA, United States 10-24-13
    marymartin90 El Cajon, CA, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Hmmmm"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'd do the impossible and bring back Robin Sachs!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Stop killing off characters around Harry. It serves no purpose, makes the book much less interesting. Harry Hole is a detective not an avenger.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Lee?

    Not sure but will skip next HH if John Lee is narrator. Not sure if it is his narration or the book or both but many times I caught myself thinking "This is to hokie!


    Was Police worth the listening time?

    No...But, this may sound stupid...should I listen again to see if it was as bad as I thought.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley C. Los Altos, CA 02-12-14
    Shelley C. Los Altos, CA 02-12-14
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    "Narrator Lee Ruins Story"
    What could Jo Nesbø have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I've read most of the Harry Hole books (and loved them) but this one ranks towards the bottom of the list in terms of the story line. Not enough Harry in the book for me.


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

    But the worst part was John Lee's performance. His interpretation of the female characters is so artificial and sing-songy. I just can't listen to another Jo Nesbo book narrated by him. What a tragedy to have lost Robin Sachs.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline 02-21-14
    Jacqueline 02-21-14

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    "Please keep them coming Mr. Nesbo!"

    I loved this book. Police procedurals can all start sounding like one another, but Nesbo brings such a fresh approach with Harry Hole--and his writing skills are so unique--can't wait for the next one.

    Of course I miss Robin Sachs wonderful voice, but John Lee does a pretty good job. I can't really think of another narrator who could take over for Robin and still give us the same rough, tough guy voice.

    If you have not listened to the series on Harry Hole before, I recommend starting with the first book and continuing in order. When I listened to my first one, it was already far into the story, so I have had to back track somewhat. You will benefit from starting at the beginning, but just remember, they get better - much better - as they progress.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy 12-01-13
    Sandy 12-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The characters are as much fun as the mystery"
    Would you listen to Police again? Why?

    Probably not. I almost never listen to books twice because I already know how they end.


    What other book might you compare Police to and why?

    Any other Harry Hole book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No one in particular.


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

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're a fan of Kurt Wallander or Jo Nesbo, you'll enjoy this mystery.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 10-21-13
    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Not my favorite Nesbo"
    Where does Police rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Nesbo is such a superb writing that even his worse is better than most people's best. That said, this novel was not my favorite. I think Nesbo should take a break from the Harry Hole series and write some more stand alone books. This novel was a bit chaotic and a bit too much. There were too many threads going at once, and there was an evil character, who was too evil and too omnipotent.

    Some of the characters acted incredibly stupidly.

    As a mother and a women some of the scenes were very painful.

    The rape scenario was a bit much...

    I love the Hole series, but this didn't hold together. I think that Hole himself is such a big character, that if he isn't anchoring the novel, there isn't enough to hold it together.


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

    evil and chaos


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    WhiteTomTinker 12-01-13
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    "Poorly written and read"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have enjoyed all the Harry Hole books except this one


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

    No central characters (Harry doesn't make an appearance until after the 2nd half of the book). Plot jumpy and muddled. Narrator flat.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 02-17-14
    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 02-17-14 Member Since 2013

    I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha

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    "Did not care for this book"
    What could Jo Nesbø have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I was not very impressed with this book at all. For one thing there were way too many people with weird names & most of them were killed by a real maniac. A maniac you have to wait until the last 10 pages to find out who it is. By that time I was yawning. I can see the point of serial murders, but when the author tried to sell the idea that the killings were done in “Love,” that is where I gave up trying to be at all interested. Yuck! Harry Hole was missing until nearly half the book went by because he was almost killed & then he went through it again before the book ended. Enough already. The idea of him trying to save himself from a bomb by climbing in a refrigerator was a bit much but then he had to add another man (without a face) to the mix - & the guy ended up living & having nothing good to say about Harry. Please! Most of the woman characters sounded weak & or confused & just sort of just filled up the spaced between the pages. I am not really sure the ending was a happy one either which if anything it sure deserved a little bit of finality. It seems like Harry Hole can't make up his mind what happiness is. Too bad.


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

    He did the best he could with what he had which was too much!


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

    No. And I am getting a little tired of books coming out that seem to feel they HAVE to include gays, lesbians in them. It is like the authors feel they have to make them as bad as the worst serial killers around like there wasn't enough to write about..


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kristal M. 04-24-17
    Kristal M. 04-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Best Detective Series, Period."

    The latest installment of the Harry Hole detective series is just added proof that Jo Nesbo pens the greatest detective series in the world. Harry Hole as a protagonist is far and away the most intriguing character is crime fiction today. I miss the original narrator, however the unfortunate change did not effect the dynamic of the story telling.

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    Politically Aware 04-09-17
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    "Good, not his best"

    Some of the red herrings were a bit too predictable. Still, these are wonderful, imperfect characters and a Harry Hole book is always a pleasure.

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    R. A. Jackson 03-19-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Too many teasers in narrative hurts story line."

    This story is excellent. But loses direction due to overly developed asides used as teasers.

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