The Son

  • by Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Where does The Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definately one of my favourites from Jo Nesbo.

What other book might you compare The Son to and why?

Can't really compare but The Son is up there with anything written by Mo Hayder and Michael Robotham for me!

Have you listened to any of Sean Barrett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to many books narrated by Sean Barrett, I love his deep, rich voice, he is one of my favourites. This is one of his best!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definately, I didn't want stop listening until it finished, really kept me on toes!

Any additional comments?

This is an excellent book, you really feel for Sonny - Jo Nesbo has really created an interesting and complex character in Sonny.

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- amber

LOL Funny

No, Jo Nesbø's book, The Son, is not a comedy. In fact, it is filled with the drama, suspense, mystery and surprise that make him such a great author. But I have always enjoyed his twist of phrase, metaphors and wonderful use of language. Listening to The Son while I was wandering through a book store I heard one of his great characters, Kalle, say "But ultimately it was about getting the work/life balance right". And I did, in fact, laugh out loud. Why? You'l have to listen to the book to find out.

The Son takes place in familiar settings (Oslo) with some familiar groups (Crime Squad, Kripos) but with new and complicated characters.

Although there were a few moments that tested my credulity, this was another Nesbø book that I just could't put down!
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- Joseph

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks