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Knife

34 ratings

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Brilliant, audaciously rogue police officer Harry Hole, from The Snowman and The Thirst, is back and in the throes of a new, unanticipated rage - once again hunting the murderer who has haunted his entire career. Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel - the only woman he's ever loved - has ended it with him, permanently. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police, but it's in the cold case office. What he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison - free and, Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off. But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a drunken night with blood that's clearly not his own on his hands, it's only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.

©2019 Jo Nesbo (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: John Lee
Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
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The Thirst

15 ratings

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Harry Hole returns in the 11th installment of the author's best-selling, electrifying crime fiction series - published in 48 languages, more than 30 million copies sold worldwide. In Police - the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective - a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters - a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.

©2017 Jo Nesbo (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: John Lee
Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
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The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 3

9 ratings

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Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake. He’s bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry’s former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in? The investigation leads Harry to suspect that the crimes have their roots in the battlefields of Eastern Front during WWII. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel's nail-biting conclusion. The Redbreast. He’s your judge, jury and executioner…And he must be stopped.

©2006 Jo Nesbo (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Author: Jo Nesbo
Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
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The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Novel

8 ratings

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1944: Daniel, a soldier, legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes up in a Vienna hospital. He becomes involved with a young nurse, the consequences of which will ripple forward to the turn of the next century. 1999: Harry Hole, alone again after having caused an embarrassment in the line of duty, has been promoted to inspector and is lumbered with surveillance duties. He is assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities; fairly mundane until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest. Ellen Gjelten, his partner, makes a startling discovery. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel’s nail-biting conclusion. The Redbreast won the Glass Key prize for the best Nordic crime novel when it was first published, and was subsequently voted Norway’s best crime novel. The Devil’s Star, Nesbø’s first novel featuring Harry Hole to be translated into English, marked Nesbø as a writer to watch in the ever more fashionable world of Nordic crime.

©2012 Jo Nesbo; 2012 translation copyright Don Bartlett (P)2018 Penguin Random House Canada

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The Kingdom

6 ratings

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"I read The Kingdom and couldn’t put it down... Suspenseful... Original... This one is special in every way." (Stephen King) A Kirkus Reviews Best Mystery and Thriller of the Year Two brothers. One small town. A lifetime of dark secrets. A tense and atmospheric stand-alone thriller from best-selling author Jo Nesbø. Roy has never left the quiet mountain town he grew up in, unlike his little brother, Carl, who couldn't wait to get out and escape his troubled past. Just like everyone else in town, Roy believed Carl was gone for good. But Carl has big plans for his hometown. And when he returns with a mysterious new wife and a business opportunity that seems too good to be true, simmering tensions begin to surface and unexplained deaths in the town's past come under new scrutiny. Soon powerful players set their sights on taking the brothers down by exposing their role in the town's sordid history. But Roy and Carl are survivors, and no strangers to violence. Roy has always protected his younger brother. As the body count rises, though, Roy's loyalty to family is tested. And then Roy finds himself inextricably drawn to Carl's wife, Shannon, an attraction that will have devastating consequences. Roy's world is coming apart, and soon there will be no turning back. He'll be forced to choose between his own flesh and blood and a future he had never dared to believe possible.

©2020 Jo Nesbo (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
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The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole Novel

4 ratings

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It seems the city of Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. Only he is not happy with his colleague Tom Waaler, whom he suspects of arms smuggling and murder. A previous Jo Nesbø title was voted best Norwegian crime novel of all time.

©2012 Jo Nesbo; 2012 translation copyright Don Bartlett (P)2018 Penguin Random House Canada

Narrator: Robin Sachs
Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
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Macbeth

3 ratings

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

Shakespeare’s dark and tragic play retold in a heart-pounding New York Times best-selling thriller from the author of The Snowman and The Thirst.

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy, industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom - a master of manipulation named Hecate - has connections with the highest in power and plans to use them to get his way.

Hecate’s plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature and the aspirations of the criminal mind.

©2018 Jo Nesbo (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Euan Morton
Author: Jo Nesbo
Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
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Midnight Sun

1 rating

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Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo’s biggest crime lord: The Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect. Hiding out in a shepherd’s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother; and her young son, Knut. But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity. And then he discovers that The Fisherman’s men are getting closer....

©2015 Jo Nesbo (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

Narrator: Kim Gordon
Author: Jo Nesbo
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder

1 rating

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Nilly is the new kid in school, but he doesn’t let that or his tiny size slow him down. After all, he has his smart mouth, quick wits, and fearless nature to see him through. Nilly quickly makes two special friends: Lisa, a girl whose own best friend has just moved, and Doctor Proctor, who has (1) a tragic past (including lost love and betrayal) and (2) a talent for inventing things like industrial strength fart powder. Before long the three friends are involved in a bizarre adventure that includes a huge anaconda, evil bullies, a treacherous theft, a trip through the sewers of Oslo, and some missing gunpowder. This rollicking and highly explosive story – hilariously read by Audie Award-winning narrator William Dufris – is not for sensitive ears. For the rest of us, it’s more fun than a good game of Pull-My-Finger!

©2007 H. Aschehoug & Co (P)2010 Full Cast Audio

Narrator: William Dufris
Author: Jo Nesbo
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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Midnight Sun

1 rating

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From the internationally best-selling author of the Harry Hole novels comes this short, lyrical tale of a man on the run from a crime lord's deadly retribution, lost far beyond the Arctic Circle, where the sun remains in the sky for months on end. A wayward hitman, mourning a recent loss, arrives in a tiny town on Norway's far northeastern border. He calls himself Ulf and gives a halfhearted excuse for his presence, but the locals, who seem as if out of a folk story from a previous century, ask him few questions and supply him with food, shelter, and a gun. In his previous life, Ulf worked as a fixer for The Fisherman, one of the cruelest drug kings in Oslo, a man whose reach spans the globe. After acting foolishly (but out of mercy and desperation), Ulf has now become the man his boss needs fixed. Can this strange town - and especially a curious, lonely boy with his taciturn mother - offer Ulf a chance at redemption while he awaits the arrival of those who would hunt him down?

©2015 Jo Nesbo (P)2015 Random House Audio

Narrator: Kim Gordon
Author: Jo Nesbo
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Petirrojo [The Redbreast]

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El ambiguo papel de Noruega durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, asesinatos y ajustes de cuentas son los ingredientes que ha empleado Jo Nesbø para crear Petirrojo, tercera novela protagonizada por el detective Harry Hole, uno de los mejores libros de la serie. Año 2000. En Oslo aparece en plena calle el cadáver degollado de un viejo militante nazi. Harry Hole, que tras cometer un grave error ha sido reasignado a los servicios secretos, percibe los puntos en común entre este crimen y el contenido de un informe de los muchos documentos aburridos que pasan por sus manos a diario: alguien compró un rifle Märklin, un arma extremadamente cara y precisa usada por grupos neonazis. Harry Hole tratará de averiguar cuál es la relación entre estos dos casos y se percatará de que el origen de todo puede remontarse mucho tiempo atrás, a lo sucedido entre un grupo de soldados noruegos durante el sitio de Leningrado en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Pero, ¿qué vínculo puede haber entre lo sucedido hace tantos años y ese personaje misterioso apodado «El Príncipe» al que apuntan todas las averiguaciones policiales sobre el tráfico de armas? Las novelas de Jo Nesbø han sido traducidas a más de 40 lenguas, llevan vendidos más de 25 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo y han sido galardonadas con numerosos premios. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2000 Jo Nesbo (P)2018 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

Narrator: Alfonso Vallés
Author: Jo Nesbo
Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
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Her Shallow Grave: An Absolutely Gripping and Pulse-Racing Crime Thriller

Summary

She runs her trembling fingers over the dark, damp walls surrounding her. Above her head, she hears heavy footsteps. She knows she has nowhere to hide, and as the door to the cellar is flung open, she finally sees his face.  It’s winter in Black Rock Falls, and as tourists flock to the small town to take in the snowy mountain peaks, one visitor makes a sickening discovery. The frozen body of a young woman hangs from a tree on the outskirts of town. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.  Jenna’s stomach turns as she surveys the ice-cold remains, and she’s soon alerted to similar burial sites nearby. With no missing persons reported, Jenna and her deputy, David Kane, fear Black Rock Falls is being used as a dumping ground for bodies.  As the body count mounts up, Jenna is more determined than ever to find the person responsible. But as she tries to catch the killer out, he outsmarts her once again and Jenna begins to wonder if he knows her next move. Could he be closer to her than she thinks?  When the investigation takes Jenna to a homeless shelter right in the heart of the community, she fears for the life of a woman who hasn’t been seen for a few days. It’s clear the killer is beginning to escalate, so Jenna ramps up the investigation and puts herself in unthinkable danger. Can she catch the murderer off guard, or does he already know she’s on her way? Has Jenna finally met a killer she can’t catch?  If you like Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh, and Kendra Elliot, you will love this thrilling new book from best-selling crime author D. K. Hood. 

©2020 D. K. Hood (P)2020 Bookouture

Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
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El redentor [The Redeemer]

Summary

Escucha ahora la sexta entrega de la serie de novela negra noruega por excelencia, «Harry Hole», un descenso a los infiernos de la venganza, la religión y la guerra. Es una gélida noche de diciembre y la ciudad se llena de paseantes, cargados con las compras de Navidad. De melodía de fondo suenan los villancicos del Ejército de Salvación. De repente, se oye un disparo y uno de los intérpretes cae muerto. Harry Hole y su equipo se encargan de la investigación, pero hay muy poco hilo del que tirar: ni sospechoso, ni arma, ni móvil del crimen. Pero cuando el asesino piense que ha matado a la persona equivocada y vuelva a mover pieza, las pistas se sucederán hasta llevar a Harry por los peores rincones de la sociedad. El redentor sobrevuela terrenos como la pobreza urbana y la historia europea reciente. En su persecución de un enigmático sicario de la ex Yugoslavia, Hole deberá sortear también las cuitas espirituales de los más desfavorecidos, quienes quizá aguardan con demasiado fervor que algo o alguien...los redima de su sufrimiento. La mejor novela negra en formato audiolibro Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2005 Jo Nesbø (P)2019 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

Narrator: Alfons Vallés
Author: Jo Nesbo
Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
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El leopardo [The Leopard]

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Un nuevo caso para el atormentado detective Harry Hole. Harry hole está en apuros... Tras el horror que supuso la resolución del último caso, Harry Hole abandonó Oslo y el cuerpo policial. Ahora se ha visto obligado a regresar por cuestiones familiares y porque se sospecha que un asesino en serie anda suelto en Noruega y solo Hole es capaz de llevar a cabo la investigación. El asesino le tiene en el punto de mira... Tras asesinar a varias mujeres de forma cruel, Hole tendrá que viajar a África para descubrir el origen de La Manzana de Leopoldo, un terrorífico instrumento de tortura jamás visto. El asesino parece estar jugando con la policía y con Hole, y se sospecha que quiere matar a un grupo de personas que pasaron una noche en una cabaña en la alta montaña noruega. La policía no le facilita la investigación... Hole es el único policía que parece ver tras el velo de las cosas, y eso despierta envidias y recelos entre sus compañeros... Además, tendrá que trabajar junto a Kaja Solness, una inteligente y bellísima policía con la que establecerá una peculiar relación... Las novelas de Jo Nesbø han sido traducidas a más de 40 lenguas y llevan vendidos más de 25 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo.  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2009 Jo Nesbo (P)2020 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

Narrator: Alfonso Vallés
Author: Jo Nesbo
Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
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Cucarachas (Harry Hole 2) [Cockroaches]

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Cucarachas es el segundo volumen de la serie de thrillers más bestias del momento, protagonizada por el detective Harry Hole. HARRY HOLE VISITA BANGKOK El embajador noruego aparece asesinado en un burdel de Bangkok. El embajador mantenía relaciones muy cercanas con el primer ministro noruego. En Oslo, para evitar el escándalo, tratan de desviar la atención hacia el ministro de Asuntos Exteriores... Harry Hole, alcoholizado y adicto a la vitamina B12, llega a Bangkok con instrucciones claras: silenciar el caso. ¿Será necesario ocultar pruebas? Harry descubre que el caso esconde otras tramas siniestras: se trata de un asesinato mucho más complejo de lo que a priori parecía. Y SE PIERDE EN UN MUNDO DESCONOCIDO Inmerso en el ruido y el tráfico de una ciudad multitudinaria, Harry recorre las calles de un Bangkok lleno de bares de alterne, templos, fumadores de opio, trampas para turistas... Harry trata de encontrar la clave del asesinato del embajador, aunque nadie se lo ha pedido. Y nadie le quiere cerca, ni siquiera él mismo... «La novela ambientada en Bangkok. Recuerdo que sudé y sudé durante las semanas que escribí y escribí. Volé a Vietnam, me instalé en un pequeño hotel donde los propietarios me pusieron un pequeño escritorio y me prestaron la bici. Así que pedaleé y escribí. Conocí a personajes increíbles. Comí y cené en el único buen restaurante del pueblo. Sudé y escribí.» -Jo Nesbø Los mejores thrillers en audiolibro. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©1998; 2015 Jo Nesbo; translation copyright Bente Teigen Gundersen and Mariano González Campo (P)2018 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial S.A.U.

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Blood on Snow

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...

©2015 Jo Nesbo (P)2015 Random House Audio

Narrator: Patti Smith
Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
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