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The creator of maverick detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbo, branches out in this standalone novel, The Son. Convict Sonny is a model prisoner on his best behaviour, acting as father confessor to his fellow inmates. When one man’s confession sheds light on the fate of Sonny’s father, Sonny is determined to break out of prison and uncover the truth once and for all, and to exact revenge… Every bit as gripping as the Harry Hole novels and Nesbo’s brilliant, darkly comic Headhunters, The Son is an excellent crime audiobook – Nesbo at his best. Get it today from Audible.

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Sonny's on the run. Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. He's been lied to his whole life. But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father. Sonny wants revenge. He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes. Whatever the cost.

©2014 Jo Nesbo. English translation copyright © Charlotte Barslund 2014. (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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  • Jayne Willis
  • 09-08-16

Fantastic

Even better than Harry Hole. Brilliant story and a real page turner. Jo Nesbo just gets better and better. Excellent read.

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  • Gabrielle Harvey-Jones
  • 07-14-16

Superb!

Beautifully written, wonderfully read (love Sean Barrett!) and just an intricately crafted and very involving story!
As you can tell, I loved it!

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  • polly
  • 07-09-16

Page-turner

Rather too many characters! If it had been a book, I could have kept markers in many pages …. as it was, I should have kept a list …….

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  • Natasha Kucinskas
  • 06-23-16

excellent read

Excellent Storyline, I could not put it down certainly recommend it, go on buy it.

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  • Mark norris
  • 06-17-16

another great thriller

tried to save this for my holiday but couldn't stop listening a proper ear turner

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  • Johnny
  • 05-06-16

Good stuff

Could listen to Shaun Barrett read a phone book and he would make it good.. But even better when he gets a good story like this one...

Loved it and was rooting for sunny all the way...

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  • mollyeyre
  • 04-11-16

Brilliant

Really enjoyable, I couldn't put it down and listened way too late in the evening - not good for my sleep pattern.

There was an excellent plot, good characters, lots of twists and great writing.

Sean Barrett never fails to impress!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-19-16

NOT HIS BEST

I never thought I'd be disappointed by Jo Nesbo, but this is so below his brilliance if the Harry Hole books and Headhunters.. Much less intensity of plot than usual and with so few of the usual red herrings. I guessed correctly about characters many times, something I'm never able to do with the Harry Hole books. Please Jo give us another Harry Hole book soon.

However, redeeming feature was the always brilliant narration of Sean Barrett , deserving of some award.

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  • ZedBooks
  • 03-12-16

A little disappointing

I am a huge fan of Nesbo, and I have listened to just about all the books. But I found this one I necessarily long and John st a touch indulgent.
However, Sean Barrett, the reader was excellent as always.

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  • CateA
  • 12-14-15

Jo Nesbo - just fabulous.

I only wish Jo Nesbo could write faster! I manage to get utterly engrossed in his books from page one and they never disappoint. Clever, clever books. The Snowman was my favourite but this is a close second. Just can't wait until Harry Hole is back!