Blood on Snow: A novel : Blood on Snow

  • by Jo Nesbo, Neil Smith - Translator
  • Narrated by Patti Smith
  • Series: Blood on Snow
  • 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels - a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love.
This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" for one of Oslo's most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller's hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an "innate talent for subordination" but running through his veins is a "virus" born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake...

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What a horrendous choice of narrator!!!!!

I am a HUGE Nesbo fan! I have listened to all of his novels on Audible, some more than once. When I saw this new arrival, I jumped right on it. I was immediately let down by the choice of narrator. I don't know if this is the narrator's real voice or if she is doing it on purpose, but everything about it is just bad. She cannot say any of the foreign names or places and her voice NEVER changes. Every character sound identical. She also seems to want us to think that the main character has an IQ of 4. He mentions that he is not the smartest person, but he isn't an imbecile! I can't believe that someone thought that this was a good idea.

As far as the story goes...I thought that it was very good. Be warned, this is a short read. The story has a few nice twists that are classic Nesbo. Because it is so short, unfortunately, the twists are not that difficult to figure out. I really enjoyed the story but I wanted to punch whoever chose the narrator in the teeth. Had this been read by John Lee, it would have been stellar...Short, Sweet, Nesbo.
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- Nick

A long short story

I love Jo Nesbo. I didn't love Blood on Snow (although I have to admit I LOVED the ending). Overall, the story lacked the depth and hyper-reality of most Nesbo novels (not surprisingly, it is quite short). And the narrator!!!! Never mind the monotone read (it sometimes works with Nesbo's cadence and darkness)... I could not understand why the producers of this audio book chose a female reader for a book that's told in the first person of a male character. Dumb choice.
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- cristina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio