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The Devil's Star Audiobook

The Devil's Star

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A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil’s star.

Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work.

A wave of similar murders is on the horizon. An emerging pattern suggests that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and the five-pointed devil’s star is key to solving the riddle.

©2009 Jo Nesbo (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 11-03-11
    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 11-03-11 Member Since 2009

    Diana bookworm

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    "Clever story..wonderfully read by Robin Sachs"

    This is the third book by Jo Nesbo that I've read. Each time I like the lead character Harry Hole more and more. He has such wonderful intuition..and you feel such compassion for this guy who seems to be unable to get off the self destruct bus.....even when he is
    ( single handedly) solving the most convoluted and tricky mystery. I enjoy the Norwegian
    names and references..it's just another element that makes the book more interesting.
    And...of course..its a great who dunnit.

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    Janet Katz 09-16-12
    Janet Katz 09-16-12 Member Since 2006

    Avid listener of mysteries, thrillers, a little sci fi. Also enjoy self improvement titles. Mom, wife, Social Media Coordinator for biz.

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    "Nesbo's best so far!"

    This is Nesbo's very best Harry Hole novel. It has fascinating twists and turns and scenes that I am itching to see in a movie one day. Rarely does an audiobook make my heart pound while I listen to it, but this one did several times. One again Robin Sachs narrates and does a perfect job. He is fantastic with every character. You must make a point to keep up with the names as they are all Nordic and not naturally easy to remember - at least not for this English speaker.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: IT SEEMS "The Leopard" BY NESBO HAS BEEN RE-RECORDED USING ROBIN SACHS. I recommend you listen to a sample of it and if the voice is the same as this book, go for it. Thor Knai's name is still on as narrator, but when I clicked on sample today I heard Robin Sachs! Great news!

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    Wendy TEMPERANCE, MI, United States 02-08-12
    Wendy TEMPERANCE, MI, United States 02-08-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Read on"

    I first tripped across The Snowman and really loved the story, so natural progression was to read this one. I think there were some parts that dragged on a bit more than The Snowman, but the book kept my interest to the very end. Very much worth the read for me.

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    joseph flueckiger 12-22-11 Listener Since 2009
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Devil's Star to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version


    What did you like best about this story?

    the small moments, pauses and reflections bring right to the time and place in these stories. These books make me want to write


    Which character – as performed by Robin Sachs – was your favorite?

    Harry Hole


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

    Its pretty disturbing overall. I do think that Nebso's description of Harry's addiction is well done and in this case it make Harry Real!


    Any additional comments?

    Better that Stieg Larson. Deserves more recognition.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JoAyn Maplewood, MN, United States 03-12-17
    JoAyn Maplewood, MN, United States 03-12-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story. Nothing great but worth the read."

    This book was good and moved along ok but just didn't stick out in my mind after I finished it. Narration was good.

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    Politically Aware 03-02-17
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    "Nicely plotted"

    I enjoy Ko Nesbo's books. This one had some unpredicted twists and turns and was really fun.

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    Mary K. Dyer CHICAGO, IL, United States 02-15-17
    Mary K. Dyer CHICAGO, IL, United States 02-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent story!"

    I thought that the narration was spot on! The story kept me guessing. Loved it!

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    Rss SAN CARLOS, CA, US 02-08-17
    Rss SAN CARLOS, CA, US 02-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Addicted to Hole"

    I love this series. Harry Hole is complex, frustrating and can annoy you all at once. This makes for compelling character. The plots of these Hole stories twist and turn then loop back to the beginning of another story. I'm addicted. Love the reader Robin. He is Harry Hole.

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    Jacqueline Mosley Tyler, Texas 06-11-16
    Jacqueline Mosley Tyler, Texas 06-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "First time listening to a Harry Hole book"

    First 30mins is a little bit slow but once it gets going you start blocking everything thing out to finish. As for the performance, it took alittle time to get used to (I have read most of the jo nesbo books) but I have not been disappointed Robin Sachs does a great job.

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    angiegere PHOENIX, ARIZONA 04-04-16
    angiegere PHOENIX, ARIZONA 04-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Didn't think anything could equal The Redbreast"

    This one may even surpass The Redbreast. Disappointed when no resolution to a key murder in Redbreast not resolved in Nemesis. It is resolved here and then some!

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