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The Leopard Audiobook

The Leopard: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer?

The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway - his father is dying - Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. After a female MP is discovered brutally murdered, nothing can keep him from the investigation.

There is little to go on: a piece of rope, a scrap of wool, a bit of gravel, an unexpected connection between the victims. And Harry will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath for whom insanity is a vital retreat, someone who will put him to the test in both his professional and personal lives as never before.

Ruthlessly intelligent and suspenseful, The Leopard is Jo Nesbo's most electrifying novel yet - absolutely gripping from first to last.

©2011 Jo Nesbo (P)2011 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

“Intense . . . Nesbø moves the action easily from Hong Kong to Norway, with side trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo, without ever losing the plot’s sense of urgency.” (Publishers Weekly, starred)

“Nesbø knows exactly what he’s doing [in] this gripping, intricately plotted tale . . . Like all intelligent crime fiction, this book is not only about multiple murders by heinous means. It is also about legacies, most specifically about the good and evil, love and hate, passed from one generation to the next. This vivid, violent novel promises to speak on many levels to many readers.” (Library Journal)

“Outstanding . . . Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year.” (BBC Radio 4)

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    justin black 06-19-12
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    "brain teaser!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Leopard the most enjoyable?

    I loved the way Nesbo leaves so many clues, that you think you have the answer, but then, maybe.... Oh yes! I read a lot of mysteries, and usually, I figure out the killer before the book gives the answer. But this one had me going...:)


    What does Robin Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Robin Sachs rocks!!!! His reading is almost spooky, almost haunting. He makes it interesting and sometimes has fun renditions of the characters. Very entertaining!


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

    Yes, but too long to do it.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!

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    Carolyn APO, AE, United States 06-18-12
    Carolyn APO, AE, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Clever and Scary"

    Jo Nesbo leaves no details unturned. Sometimes a bit confusing to follow but always manages to tie it together well.

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    Lisa chicago, IL, USA 06-14-12
    Lisa chicago, IL, USA 06-14-12 Member Since 2006
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    "thought provoking"
    Would you listen to The Leopard again? Why?

    I don't listen to books more than once but do recommend this book to anyone who liked girl with the dragon tattoo.


    What does Robin Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Does a great job of doing different intonations for different characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Plan to listen to or read other Jo Nesbo books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    IVAL FREEHOLD, NJ, United States 06-13-12
    IVAL FREEHOLD, NJ, United States 06-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Jo Nesbo again?

    The book begins with such gratuitous violence and upsetting torture I did not get any further. A shame this is needed to sell what otherwise might have been a good read. I wouldnot listen to anything written by this author again.


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    James 04-17-12
    James 04-17-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Best of the series so far"
    If you could sum up The Leopard in three words, what would they be?

    I just kept wishing the book would never end. Which admittedly is part of the fun of the plot.


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    mary 04-15-12
    mary 04-15-12
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    Would you try another book from Jo Nesbo and/or Robin Sachs?

    No.


    What could Jo Nesbo have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Talk about the killer and not the people who are looking for the killer.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Leopard?

    I'd cut out two thirds of the talk about the characters, who they are, what they think. The author teases the listener at the beginning with some pretty creepy serial killer glimpses and then jogs off into the the cast of who is either looking or going to look for the killer. I'm so tired of hearing about those people, what they think, feel, want, etc. that I'm just going to throw in the towel and stop listening. The storyline will probably be contained in a sequel.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly ORANGE, TEXAS, United States 04-07-12
    Beverly ORANGE, TEXAS, United States 04-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "WOW, What a great book....."

    This is a very well written and suspenseful book. I was sorry when it ended. I am looking forward to listening to more books by this author and esp. this Harry Hole series. I definitely recommend it.

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    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 03-24-12
    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 03-24-12 Member Since 2017
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    "I love this writer, and the performer is great too"
    What made the experience of listening to The Leopard the most enjoyable?

    I really love the characters and the characters. It is so relaxing to be able to listen to such an intelligent writer!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, because there are many twists and turns


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not telling


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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    nancy cc, CA, United States 03-20-12
    nancy cc, CA, United States 03-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Terrific"
    Would you listen to The Leopard again? Why?

    Yes, a true who done it with twists and turns.
    Loved the narraters voice.


    What other book might you compare The Leopard to and why?

    Not sure as I don't read that many who done it mysteries.


    What about Robin Sachs’s performance did you like?

    He was great, a true detective gravely voice. Took me back to
    the radio shows I listened to as a kid.
    Also like the switching characters very nice.


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

    Pretty long for one sitting but I did listen whenever I was on the
    road or working.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the Snowman.
    Guess i am working backwards.

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    Cat L. 03-18-12
    Cat L. 03-18-12
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    "Violence too graphic this time"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I thought Nesbo went too far this time. I love all the Hole books but this one was too long (I kept thinking


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Peter Temple's The Broken Shore.


    Have you listened to any of Robin Sachs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, he's really good in every book.


    Was The Leopard worth the listening time?

    No. See above comments for why.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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