The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo audiobook

The Kingdom: A novel

By Jo Nesbo
Translated by Robert Ferguson
Read by Euan Morton

Random House Audio 9780525655411
19.89 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781984892010

Two brothers. One small town. A lifetime of dark secrets. A tense and atmospheric standalone 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.

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Summary

Summary

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year in Mysteries & Thrillers

New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Two brothers. One small town. A lifetime of dark secrets. A tense and atmospheric standalone 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The world he depicts is bleak and potentially depressing, but he presents it with relentless power.” New York Journal of Books
“Nesbo’s complex story is powerful, and his dialogue is superb. Couple that with Morton’s precise delivery and his ability to effectively mix inflection, tone, and pace, and the book is an audio page-turner.” AudioFile
“The illusions of a family and its close-knit town constructed and demolished on a truly epic scale.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Intricately plotted.” South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“A dense suspenseful bundle of Norwegian noir.” Washington Post
“I read The Kingdom and couldn’t put it down…Suspenseful…Original…This one is special in every way.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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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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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 19.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English