Nemesis : Harry Hole

  • by Jo Nesbø
  • Narrated by Thor Knai
  • Series: Harry Hole
  • 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier’s head, and tells her to count to 25. When he doesn’t get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.
After a drunken evening with his former girlfriend, Anna Bethsen, Police Detective Harry Hole wakes up at home with a headache, no cell phone, and no memory of the past 12 hours. That same day, Anna is found shot dead in her bedroom, making Hole a prime suspect in an investigation led by his hated adversary, Tom Waaler.
Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery, sending rogue detective Hole from the streets of Oslo to steaming Brazil in a race to close two cases and clear his name. But Waaler isn’t finished with his longtime nemesis quite yet.

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What the Critics Say

"Nesbo manages the unlikely feat of exploring the inner life of his lead character in the thorough and compelling manner one associates with, say, Ruth Rendell, while at the same time juggling multiple, interlocking plot strands as dexterously as David Hewson. No doubt about it: Nesbo belongs on every crime-fiction fan’s A-list." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Great writer! WORST narrator in all of Audible!

Poor Jo Nesbo. He is truly a good thriller/mystery writer and I have listened to this book and The Snowman. The Snowman was read by the excellent Robin Sachs. This one was read by the single worst narrator I have ever heard. Horrific pacing, bizarre pronunciation and dialect that is all over the place - even Hispanic at times!!!! I am certain Knai is not a professional narrator. Do yourself a favor - get the book and read it in hardcopy. Then listen to the rest of Nesbo's books as read by Sachs.
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- J. A. Katz "Avid listener of mysteries, thrillers, a little sci fi. Also enjoy self improvement titles. Mom, wife, Social Media Coordinator for biz."

Reader Ruined This Book, No Question!

Jo Nesbo through Robin Sachs is to be transported to the intriguing world of Harry Hole. I thoroughly enjoyed all the previous books until Thor (sic) Knai brought that crashing down. He simply is not even an average reader. I frankly missed much of the story via his mumblings and amateurish attempts at various voices. He clearly employed helium to produce a child's or a woman's voice. I missed so much of the story (while using high quality ear buds) that I can barely recount the plot.
Shame on whomever made this change! Bring back Robin Sachs and redo Nemesis. The Thor version is a crime!
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- FRITZ STOOP

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2010
  • Publisher: HarperAudio