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Knife

Harry Hole, Book 12
By: Jo Nesbo
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Series: Harry Hole Series, Book 12
Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Harry hole’s deadliest enemy is back...and out for blood

Harry is in a bad place: Rakel has left him, he’s working cold cases and notorious murderer Svein Finne is back on the streets.

The first killer Harry put behind bars is out to get him.

Harry is responsible for the many years Finne spent in prison but now he’s free and ready to pick up where he left off.

A man like Harry better watch his back.

When Harry wakes up with blood on his hands and no memory of what he did the night before, he knows everything is only going to get worse....

©2019 Jo Nesbo (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"This is the king of Norwegian crime on top form." (Observer)

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  • Sue
  • 25-07-2019

Absolutely brilliant

How does Mr Nesbo manage it? Each book of his I listen to makes me think he can’t possibly top it. Knife, though, has to be the best ever. Sean Barrett, as always, is the perfect narrator and it is his voice I hear when I think of Harry Hole. Please, anyone who hasn’t yet listened to the perfect trio in literary crime fiction - Mr Nesbo, Mr Barrett and Harry - do so without delay!

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Jo Nesbo does it again

Without doubt Jo Nesbo’s best Hole novel yet. Amazing story so interwoven and various acts happening simultaneously, can only be created by a genius. And of course, Sean Barrett brings Harry and a cast of hundreds alive once again. The Holy trinity: Nesbo, Hole and Barrett.

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A Rollercoaster Ride

A beautifully crafted crime thriller. A thrill a minute, cleverly constructed with numerous threads and twists and what at times appear to be yet again another 'red herring '. But Nesbo expertly weaves all of these threads and 'herrings' together. Delivers an absolute classic crime read. Loved it!

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Harry Hole is back!!

I love the performance, Sean Barrett is easily listened to. He does not overly take on each character and speaks as you would read. The case is more personal but less complicated compared to chasing serial killers like in others in the series. This is for the better as it is a cracking story.

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Brilliant as usual!

Another amazing thriller with plenty of twists and turns. Have read the full series twice! Best read in order with this one last.

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brilliant, could not stop listening.

wonderful twists and turns, sensitive descriptions, smart and poetic metaphors. the performance by Sean Barrett was close to the characters and it was a pleasure listening to it.

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can't wait to find out tge roll of the dice!!!

i enjoyed the narrator's voice. The story line was intriguing...couldn't beliece it was the end of Harry Hole and didn't pick his mate asvtge killer...

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another nesbo cracker...you won't be disappointed!

loved it... couldn't stop listening! Sean barret narrates so well as always, story line gripping with a great ending. Bit lost now..no more Nesbo books!

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Harry Hole into all sorts of mischief again.

Not my favourite Hole novel, but it is well narated and well worth the read.

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spectacular as always

Sean Barrett reading Jo Nesbo stories is what heaven sounds like! the knife is gripping from start to finish

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  • Martin "MZetko" Zikmund
  • 09-09-2019

Perfect.

Couldn't be better. Literally. The best book of the series and that is a high bar to beat!

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  • Karol
  • 07-09-2019

Captivating as always!

I highly recommend for all Jo Nesbo fans. I could not stop listening. Great performance.

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  • Mrha
  • 20-08-2019

Nesbo Did it again! Thank you!

This is time it is really personal ! And that is why the story flows differently. It takes quite a lot of pages to get the best out of Harry’s detective mind, but last 3 hours are breathtaking ! During my runs listening to this book I laughed, screamed and cried. U R welcomed to do the same...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-08-2019

Sorry Nesbo, but I didn’t like this book !

Sorry Nesbo, but I didn’t like this book! Too long, too slow, too many words without meaning! I was disappointed and tired!

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  • antonio
  • 18-10-2019

Harry (or Jo Nesbo ') runs out of steam..

An unduly complex and rarely convincing additional chapter of Harry's investigative and personal life (the two plans are so intersperced that one cannot loger separate them). There is very little (other than the usual self-loathing) driving the main character and Nesbo needs to up the ante to give momentum to his work by making people very close to Harry victims of the crimes that Harry will eventually investigate. Lots of personal drama, but lack of fluidity in the plot and clarity in the narrative. All in all, a major disappointment for an old fan of Harry Hole like me.

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  • Steve Darwin Jesus Brooks
  • 14-07-2019

Harry.

There is something different about this one, smoother, more matured or something. As always, brilliant.

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  • Gerald
  • 17-07-2019

Beyond brilliant

The best Harry Hole yet ... but new comers are recommended to start at Book 1 and delight in the whole series to relish in the full flavours of this brilliant, original masterpiece! Sean Barrett remains the most masterful narrator and a mere five stars does not do him justice !

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  • eldrew
  • 13-07-2019

Harry

OMG, another rollercoaster Harry ride. love it, love it, an avalanche of emotions , like floating along like an astronaut, Harry rules again. Going to listen to it again. You must read all the Harry books brilliant

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-2019

Awsome the best Harry Hole to date!

Fantastic story line, great twists and satisfying ending. Superb narrator as always. The definative Harry Hole story!

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  • WomanoftheWorld
  • 30-09-2019

good story; great narrator

I am generally a fan of Scandi noire and so decided to give Nesbo a try. Having another alcoholic police detective is getting a bit wearing, but there you go. The narrator made the arch villain truly terrifying in an understated soft voice. SPOILER ALERT: Cannot believe any one could survive in May river water in Norway. When I sailed in Seattle, our captain warned we had 6 minutes if anyone went overboard. In all I would say an average crime book, but very well delivered.

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  • NJ
  • 09-09-2019

Another great book!

By book 12 of a series, you might expect the characters or storylines to be getting a bit stale; not so with 'Knife'. Jo Nesbo continues to thrill and surprise and to make us want more. A fabulous reading, as ever, from the magnificent Sean Barrett for which I am eternally grateful. As a mum of two small children, running my own business, studying for a degree and doing up our home, I rarely get a cup of tea whilst it's hot, never mind find the time to read! Thanks to Audible, I can still enjoy my favourite authors and Mr Barrett is by far my favourite reader. I am genuinely invested in the characters and look forward to hearing the next installment.

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  • CA
  • 01-08-2019

Just brilliant again.

One of my favourites books along with The Snowman (the book NOT the shocking movie). I thought I had it, I thought I had it all worked out and then the twist came from left field and I relished how perfect it was - I wasn’t close, not even in the same field. I love, love the exquisitely detailed narrative that is pure Nesbo. And only Sean Barrett - there can never be another narrator.

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  • Sean Olson
  • 01-08-2019

Great

How does he do it. What is the next one going to be like? Or will there be another . .........?

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  • Jane beer
  • 30-07-2019

The best Harry hole yet

The twists and turns were many and each was a true surprise! The narration was superb.. I enjoyed the whole thing immensely.

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  • tim w.
  • 29-07-2019

Best ever

Harry is back but god he needs a break! Having read all of Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole books I was excited to catch up with Harry and this is the best book yet. I couldn’t stop listening to Sean Barrett’s masterful narration, he really brings Harry to life like no other could. The plot is so skill fully laid and had me feeling guilty for pinning the blame on certain characters only to find they were innocent and I had to find a new character to hang the guilt on. Although I raced to the end of the book to find out the truth I was devastated it ended and I knew I would have to wait for the next book..... come Jo, write faster!!!! I can’t recommend this book enough but only if you have read all the previous Harry Hole books, you won’t be disappointed.

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