• The Son

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-10-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (148 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

The creator of maverick detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbo, branches out in this standalone novel, The Son. Convict Sonny is a model prisoner on his best behaviour, acting as father confessor to his fellow inmates. When one man’s confession sheds light on the fate of Sonny’s father, Sonny is determined to break out of prison and uncover the truth once and for all, and to exact revenge… Every bit as gripping as the Harry Hole novels and Nesbo’s brilliant, darkly comic Headhunters, The Son is an excellent crime audiobook – Nesbo at his best. Get it today from Audible.
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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.
©2014 Jo Nesbo. English translation copyright © Charlotte Barslund 2014. (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By amber on 05-04-14

Excellent

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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Joseph on 04-17-14

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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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 04-26-14

Wow!

I'm a big fan of Scandic Noir and have now listened to all of the Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo detective stories, as well as various others. Whilst Mankell and Nesbo are, in my opinion, way out in front of all the rest, Jo Nesbo is easily the best. To begin with, I missed Harry Hole, who does not feature in The Son, but this is nonetheless a superbly well crafted story; every bit as good as Nesbo's previous works, completely 'unputdownable' and Sean Barrett's narration is, as always, superb. Thoroughly recommended, and, roll on, the next one!

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By cliff on 05-18-14

Outstanding....

No Harry Hole in this one, which was a little bit of a relief, this was not confusing or involved major self issues. Really really good,

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cladidier on 08-20-17

Love the story ...can't stand the narration!

I really enjoy reading Jo Nesbo's novels and so far i read all of them. So I have it a try on audible with The Son. So disappointed! The narration / voice is barely understandable at some point and the accent is thick and make it even harder. Please ... change narrator to give Jo Nesbo's novels what they deserve!

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