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  • By: Jo Nesbø
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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By: Jo Nesbø
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
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The creator of maverick detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbo, branches out in this standalone novel, The Son. Convict Sonny is a model prisoner on his best behaviour, acting as father confessor to his fellow inmates. When one man’s confession sheds light on the fate of Sonny’s father, Sonny is determined to break out of prison and uncover the truth once and for all, and to exact revenge… Every bit as gripping as the Harry Hole novels and Nesbo’s brilliant, darkly comic Headhunters, The Son is an excellent crime audiobook – Nesbo at his best. Get it today from Audible.

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Sonny's on the run. Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. He's been lied to his whole life. But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father. Sonny wants revenge. He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes. Whatever the cost.

©2014 Jo Nesbo. English translation copyright © Charlotte Barslund 2014. (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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Love the story ...can't stand the narration!

I really enjoy reading Jo Nesbo's novels and so far i read all of them. So I have it a try on audible with The Son. So disappointed! The narration / voice is barely understandable at some point and the accent is thick and make it even harder. Please ... change narrator to give Jo Nesbo's novels what they deserve!

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great storyteller!

it took me a long time to get through this book due to interruptions but I enjoyed every minute of it, the author is able to create believable characters, very entertaining... surprising twist at the end! will listen again.

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Great narration

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Thank goodness Sonny survived! I wish I could have been touched by him. Keep writing Jo🤍🖤❤️

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Wow what a great book

One of the best books I have listened to.
Great story , I didn’t want it to end.
Sean Barrett was one again amazing ,
If you like a good crime novel with great characters and a good story you won’t be disappointed.


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Good story

Quite an enjoyable story,.Good plot and characters have listened to a couple of her books and enjoyed them. Narration ok not the worst or the best. not enough to destroy the story.

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Great plot and story line

I truly love the twists and turns in Jo Nesbo’s work but every time I have to say with them being in Norwegian, I do struggle to keep up with the characters first and surnames and keeping them in place. Fantastic story though, and Sean Barrett is a great narrator.

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