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The Thirst Audiobook

The Thirst: A Harry Hole Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Hole returns in the 11th installment of the author's best-selling, electrifying crime fiction series - published in 48 languages, more than 30 million copies sold worldwide.

In Police - the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective - a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters - a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.

©2017 Jo Nesbo (P)2017 Random House Audio

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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 05-15-17
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 05-15-17 Member Since 2015

    Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?

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    "Nesbo's Harry Hole Rules The Genre"

    I read and listen to plenty of wonderful authors, particularly in Mystery/Police Procedurals. Few if any approach Jo Nesbo' Harry Hole series for characters and intriguing mystery. With the exception of the second and third in the long series, Cockroaches and Red Breast, each of the novels is a 5 star adventure.

    The Thirst is one of the better storylines, featuring chilling and horrific murders, great police work and a great conclusion. The suspense is masterful. In other words, if this is your first novel in the series, you will not miss a thing. If this is your 12th venture, you will not be disappointed.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Elif Kaya 05-16-17
    Elif Kaya 05-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Reader Mismatched"

    Let me start by saying that I have read all Harry Hole novels and the first time in audible.

    This is a good mystery novel but make sure that you read the earlier ones (not all but at least the one before this - The Police-) since the characters and their actions make more sense that way. Jo Nesbo is dependable and his Harry Hole novels are always good rides.

    My only problem is the performance in the audiobook.Mr. John Lee is a very good narrator and his sense of theatrical suits very well for especially fantasy novels however this one needed a 'less is more approach' as far as I'm concerned. Someone like Campbell Scott would be perfect for this one.

    Read at least the novel before starting this one and do not get the audible version, otherwise highly recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecarol California 05-14-17
    Rebecarol California 05-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Tasty Red Herrings!"

    I was a bit worried that Harry Hole had his life too much together now to make for a satisfying Harry Hole read, but not to fear, Nesbo has spun a great tale without sending Hole back into the depths of personal-life-misery. Planting truly effective Red Herrings is an art form and makes all the sense to me that a fine Norwegian author would excel in all things herring, I was taken by surprise more than once. I can never stop listening to the Nesbo books until work/necessity calls and this one was no different, another excellent turn for Harry Hole!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. William J. Kass Albuquerque, NM USA 05-13-17
    Dr. William J. Kass Albuquerque, NM USA 05-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "complicated as usual"
    Would you listen to The Thirst again? Why?

    Actually, I plan to listen to it again just as soon as I've finished listening to it the first time. I have great respect for Nesbo's ability to create complex narrative without it becoming silly, and his consistent character development from each novel to the next and all those that came before.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Thirst?

    I always enjoy characters, including but not limited to Harry, becoming reflective and introspective and philosophizing about politics and policing and male/female perspectives.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Harry, of course.


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

    no


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    The Big Al 05-16-17
    The Big Al 05-16-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Hole Is Back"

    Always happy to see a new Hole. This one pleases me until the climactic confession, which loses all plausibility. On the other hand, it's not literature, it's genre, and there's plenty of plot centered on vampirism, a nice way for Nesbo to tip his hat to that subgenre without crossing over into fantasy. So give Nesbo a pickled herring for his effort and a shot of aquavit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 05-15-17
    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 05-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Nesbo is fantastic as usual"

    I don't know why this isn't offered in Audible. You can get it by going to Amazon and clicking on the audible choice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Lawrence Jones 05-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing!"

    Superb narration, fantastic story! Fans of Nesbo and crime fiction will love this book. Can't wait for the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sukhi 05-11-17
    Sukhi 05-11-17 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "John Lee & Jo Nesbø match made in heaven"

    Superb story and narration, as per usual. Harry's back with no signs of slowing down. With a series this long you'd sometimes expect a flop. Thankfully this isn't the case and Jo Nesbø continues to regin supreme. John Lees performance is top notch.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-12-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-12-17 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "A long time fan of Jo Nesbø"

    I've been a fan of Jo Nesbø since 2005 when Book 5 of the Harry Hole suspense/police procedural series became the first Nesbø novel to be translated into English. The title of that novel is The Devil's Star. Along the way I have been disappointed in some of Nesbø's earlier Harry Hole novels such as The Redbreast and to a lesser degree Cockroaches, but Nesbø remained one of my favorite authors. But novels 5 (The Devil's Star) through #10 (Police) all earned 5 stars. Along the way in 2014 Nesbø released The Son which in my opinion is his best novel ever although it is not part of the Harry Hole series. So between 2003 and 2014 Nesbø had 7 suspense novels in a row that rated 5 star. (He also has written several children's books, a 2 novel series and some other stand alone novels since 2003.)All of Nesbo's novels have now been translated from his native Norwegian to English.

    With this Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, Nesbø breaks his string of 5 star suspense novels. Hole is now retired from police work and gone into teaching as well as being married. He is still an alcoholic, but that appears to play a smaller role in his life than ever before. He seems happy with his life for the first time ever. In The Thirst Harry Hole agrees to help the police with a case. Part of my issue with this novel is that it develops too slowly; the first half of the book is boring. Another issue is that it involves serial murder by the killer acting as a vampire by biting victims necks with metal "teeth" and drinking their blood. The novel is also gruesome and crude in other ways in will not describe. Nevertheless, The Thirst is a good novel with lots of twists, suspense and action. I expect much better than good from Jo Nesbø!! The narration is 5 star.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Christie Cummins jacksonville fl United States 05-27-17
    Christie Cummins jacksonville fl United States 05-27-17 Member Since 2012

    looking for a good read

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    "shoot the narrator"

    as always great jo nesbo book. hated the narrator at times it sounded like he sang it. horrible

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