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I started reading Jo Nesbø a few months ago and cannot get enough. Headhunters is a wonderful story, full of intrigue, action, horror and humour. Nesbø has a wonderful way with words and descriptions that often make me smile at his ingenuity.
Sean Barrett is magnificent. The best Narrator I've had the pleasure to listen to. Accents, languages, gender, emotion all seem to flow effortlessly (I'm sure it is actually VERY hard work). He takes you inside in a way that the narration actually disappears as you are pulled into the plot, characters, locations . . . the story.
Headhunters, for me, was a nice break from Harry Hole. But it fed my desire to read more by this gifted author.
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What made the experience of listening to Headhunters the most enjoyable?
Sean Barretts narration as always is the perfect voice for Nesbo's anti-heros
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Time differential between the deaths in the apartment not being considered seriously by the police was a weak link in the plot.
Have you listened to any of Sean Barrett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes excellent as always.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
A slight smile at the end when the twist is revealed.
Any additional comments?
I read this whilst suffering withdrawal symptoms from finishing the last Harry Hole novel 'Phantom' Some of the extreme escapes require the reader to suspend belief but on the whole Another excellent effort from Nesbo and Barrett the perfect team!
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Sean Barrett is a master reader. His seemingly understated narrative voice propels the story inexorably and then, when his characters appear, we have 3D totally believable people populating our imagination. Completely comfortable, and accurate, with Scandinavian names and places, he is outstanding in both Nesbo and Henning Mankell. Once you get hooked on his story-telling, it is difficult to stop listening.
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Much as I like dear Harry Hole, I found this stand-alone Jo Nesbo's best book yet. Shorter than some, but every word counts. The main protagonist, Roger Brown, is not the most sympathetic or likeable of characters, but he grows on you as the book progresses. Cleverly plotted with some wonderful descriptive writing (the scene in the outside toilet had me shuddering with both laughter and revulsion) I enjoyed this book enormously.
Sean Barrett is one of the few narrators who can, in my opinon, 'do' female voices without making them sound half witted (unless of course, that's what's called for). He makes his usual great job of reading this book too.
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