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.


Audible Editor 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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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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- David


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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- cliff

Book Details

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