The Thirst : Harry Hole

  • by Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • Series: Harry Hole
  • 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After the brutal homicide of a woman, the Oslo Police Force know exactly whom to call: brilliant and unorthodox police investigator Harry Hole. When he suspects a link with one of his cold cases, it's a race against time to catch the elusive killer.
There's a new killer on the streets.
A woman is found murdered after an Internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer.
He's in your house.... He's in your room....
Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.
He's out for blood....
When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away.

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Customer Reviews

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Depressingly gruesome

Would you try another book written by Jo Nesbo or narrated by Sean Barrett?

Not so much a thriller as a torrid trawl through unimaginably bleak characters and horrifically dark deeds. No more Jo Nesbo for me.


What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

The only good thing about this book is the reading. Even Sean Barrett cannot save what is in my view a repellent story.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. Revulsion.


Any additional comments?

It is turgid going. I gave up after a few chapters; unpleasant horror and not an intriguing crime story. Unrelenting gloom and misogyny, this is not a thriller but a catalogue of vile behaviours; not a good listen in any way. It is so gruesome I am surprised it is not accompanied by some sort of warning as to the content. I would give it no stars for story or overall rating if I could, even though the reading is good.

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- Mrs.

Harry hits the spot

The more you listen the more you want
Bring Harry into your life
You won't be disappointed
Nothing gets diluted each book as good as the last and arguably better
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- Ian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-04-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks