The Bat by Jo Nesbø audiobook

The Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel

By Jo Nesbø
Read by John Lee

Random House Audio 9780345807090

The Harry Hole Series: Book 1

9.65 Hours Unabridged
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The electrifying first installment of the Harry Hole series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now.   Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case.  Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case.  Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

The electrifying first installment of the Harry Hole series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now.
 
Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case.  Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case.  Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This debut effort shows Nesbø as an already confident genre craftsman, striking sparks from the familiar genre material of Harry’s fish-out-of-water experience in a foreign land and odd-couple pairing with a mismatched partner. Publishers Weekly
Even with this first book Nesbø’s command of the idiom is completely in place—there is absolutely no sense that the writer was finding his feet and aficionados will be very pleased to slide this on to their bookshelves alongside the other Harry Hole novels. The Daily Express
It is fantastic to see a younger Harry, a more loquacious Harry. . . . [Nesbø is] a terrific writer who knows how to build a story, taking you slowly to the top of a rollercoaster before sending you hurtling towards a solution that you never see coming. Scottish Express
Nesbø is already taking on the clichés, ruthlessly tearing them apart and coming up with new riffs. . . . Most satisfyingly, we can now see the organic shape that Nesbø always intended his work to take. The Independent (London)
Harry is already every bit as volcanic as in his later cases. The big difference is Australia, which Nesbø, seeing it through the eyes of both a tourist and a cultural pathologist, makes you wonder how much different it is from Norway after all. Kirkus Reviews
This is an absolute must for devotees of the riveting train wreck that is Harry Hole. . . . While the chronological confusion is disconcerting, it adds a layer of dramatic irony to the tale and enhances its tension and power. Booklist (starred review)
“Nesbø is already taking on the clichés, ruthlessly tearing them apart and coming up with new riffs…Most satisfyingly, we can now see the organic shape that Nesbø always intended his work to take.” Independent (London)
NATIONAL BESTSELLER
A USA Today Critic’s Pick
“Even with this first book Nesbø’s command of the idiom is completely in place—there is absolutely no sense that the writer was finding his feet and aficionados will be very pleased to slide this on to their bookshelves alongside the other Harry Hole novels.” Daily Express
“It is fantastic to see a younger Harry, a more loquacious Harry…[Nesbø is] a terrific writer who knows how to build a story, taking you slowly to the top of a roller coaster before sending you hurtling towards a solution that you never see coming.” Scottish Express

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Author

Author Bio: Jo Nesbø

Author Bio: Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom, and he is also the author of several stand-alone novels and the Doctor Proctor series of children’s books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel.

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Author Bio: Jo Nesbø

Author Bio: Jo Nesbø

Joe Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom, and he is also the author of several stand-alone novels and the Doctor Proctor series of children’s books. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel.

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Author Bio: Jo Nesbo

Author Bio: Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbø, musician, songwriter, and economist, is also one of Europe’s most acclaimed crime writers, and is the winner of the Glass Key Award, northern Europe’s most prestigious crime-fiction prize, for his first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English