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Publisher's Summary

Now a major film starring Michael Fassbender.
36 million books sold worldwide.

The first snow will come

A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf – wrapped around the neck of a snowman.

And then he will appear again

As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.

And when the snow is gone...

When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf.

...he will have taken someone else.

©2010 Jo Nesbo (P)2010 Random House Audio

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  • Walter
  • 01-14-16

The best Harry Hole book so far

Excellent plot, at least one decent twist and Sean Barrett is one of the best voice artists currently reading for Audible.

Very, very, good!

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  • juliex
  • 09-27-15

Great story

I really enjoyed this story and it was very well narrated.. my only problem was it been able to link (in my head ) the characters to the names ( Scandinavian) so I would recommend you write them down otherwise you can get a bit lost..

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  • Matthew of Melk
  • 09-19-15

Hilarious ...

... but I don't think it was supposed to be.

I think it was just trying way too hard to be 'dark' - churning out ludicrous plot twist after ludicrous plot twist every few chapters, like some kind of mechanical clock.

That wouldn't have been too much of a problem if only the characters had been somewhat engaging. But they were just so two-dimensional. I kept getting them mixed up.

I'm a very forgiving reader. I look for the good in every novel I listen to. So, in spite of the gothic silliness of the twists and the flatness of the characters, I could still have given The Snowman a rating of 3 or 4 - if only the story had unfolded in anything like a clear and compelling way. It didn't. It was a rambling and confused series of interactions. The significance of some scenes was completely lost on me.

All in all, barely worth listening to at 3x speed.

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  • ANNA
  • 09-16-15

Best so far

I've enjoyed the Harry Hole series but The Snowman has been the best so far, perhaps with the exception of the first book.

Great story that keeps you on the edge of your seat with the narrator doing his usual fantastic job.

Would highly recommend

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  • Darkangel
  • 09-10-15

Snowman review

story very well read but I guessed the culprit fairly early. 2nd book of Nesbo's I have listened to and 2nd time I figured it out but the stories are interesting. I'll try one more.

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  • Robert Blackburn
  • 09-07-15

Best to date

Fantastic listen and best Harry Hole book to date. Gripping and well paced with all the usual twists. Brilliantly read as usual by Sean Barrett.

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  • Hollie
  • 06-05-15

Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant. Had me gripped all the way through. Started with book 1 and cannot stop. No onto book 8!

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  • CateA
  • 05-13-15

First Nesbo - Loved it.

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

Just brilliant.

Any additional comments?

My first Jo Nesbo book and I am hooked. I will now read the 3 prior and all those after. I read a lot of crime books but this was utterly riveting. I couldn't stop listening, it was more gripping than any other book I have listened to.

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  • books
  • 04-16-15

Stripped back storytelling

Perfect narrator. Central character is an intelligent, messed up guy... great to follow his footsteps

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  • aligog 06
  • 03-25-15

The brilliant Jo Nesbo

Yet again a hair raising & totally gripping book . I'm addicted to Jo Nesbos books & to Harry Hole ! I love reading them but love even more listening to them with the great narration by Sean Barrett. Five star listen .