The Snowman

The Snowman

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2011
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One Oslo's first snowy night of the year, young Jonas awakens to find his mother missing. Outside, her pink scarf is draped around a snowman that mysteriously appeared in the yard earlier that day. Oslo police investigator Harry Hole believes the disappearance is connected to a threatening letter he received earlier, and as more women disappear, it becomes apparent that Hole is dealing with a serial killer.
Publisher: New York, NY : Random House Audio, [2011]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2011
ISBN: 9780307917508
Branch Call Number: NES
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (approximately 930 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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susanchyn
Jan 13, 2014

Perfect listening for a dreary, winter's day... or eve.

Endlessly creepy.

Nesbo always talks about Norway being a small, intertwined population, and yet he offers up countless characters with various dialects.

The audio uses various British dialects to flesh out the translation--very ingenious, especially if you tune into the (class) nuances.

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SuzeParker
May 02, 2013

The Snowman is a well-constructed novel, and I liked that Harry Hole is an imperfect protagonist who nevertheless doesn't let his personal demons interfere with finding a serial killer. It doesn't take more than about half the book to figure out who the perpetrator is and, while I would have liked to wonder longer, knowing didn't ruin the book for me. Lots of creepiness and some insights into a twisted mind, which I like in crime fiction. Based on this introduction to Jo Nesbo, I wouldn't hesitate to read another of the Harry Hole series.

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gmwil50n
Mar 09, 2012

Really excellent and very dramatic. Well written, and well developed characters. I had the audio book, which was extremely well read.
Overall, I highly reccommend this to anybody.

mayfairlady Feb 08, 2012

good narration with an exciting and tense climactic scene

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