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Sean Barrett,Jo Nesbo
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Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.

Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. This bestselling novel appears in English for the first time. Check out ww. onesbo.

I have had The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo on my Kindle for sometime and was about to finally read it, when I saw that The Bat, the first title in his much acclaimed Harry Hole series had finally been translated into English. In that case I thought I should really just start from the beginning, especially since The Bat is set in Australia! I purchased the audio version narrated by Sean Barratt, since I had previously enjoyed his narration of The Ignorance of Blood by Robert Wilson. Harry Hole is one of the more intriguing fictional heroes I have come across.

Jo Nesbo (Author), Sean Barrett (Reader)

Jo Nesbo (Author), Sean Barrett (Reader). I adore the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo and, from the first books I read in translation have been struck by his slick prose, tight plotting and wonderful characterization, characterization that is so skilled it allows the reader to both experience and understand the hero's strengths and weaknesses and thus forgive and support his actions.

Narrated by Sean Barrett. Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney h.

Written by Jo Nesbo, narrated by Sean Barrett. The Bat. A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1. By: Jo Nesbo. Narrated by: Sean Barrett. Series: Harry Hole Series, Book 1. Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins.

The Bat (Norwegian: Flaggermusmannen, "Bat Man") is a 1997 crime novel by Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø, the first in the Harry Hole series. Norwegian police officer Harry Hole is sent to Sydney, Australia to serve as an attaché for the Australian police's investigation into the murder of a young female Norwegian celebrity, Inger Holter. Her boyfriend, Evans White, is initially approached as a suspect.

️ This book will unfortunately be removed from the service on the 17th of January. Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide phenomenon Jo Nesbo. More information about the audiobook

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve.

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD. The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times.

  • Kazimi
Harry Hole is a Norwegian detective who has been sent to Australia to solve the shocking murder of a B-list Norwegian television presenter. From the start Hole can tell that something is off about this case. Something is simmering just beneath the surface. If only he could focus on the case instead of the pretty redhead he just met. If only he could focus on the case instead of being tempted to fall off the wagon.

I enjoyed this book because Hole is a flawed yet lovable character that you can not help but root for. He is intelligent and has an interesting backstory. I also enjoyed how many other characters Nesbo gave us and how dense the suspect pool was. I figured out who the killer was pretty early on but was still keen to finish the book because I wanted to see how Hole would catch them. I also really enjoyed Nesbo's vivid descriptions of Australia. Nesbo's Australia felt very well researched and also well understood.

I am late to the party with the Harry Hole series and because of this I am able to read them in order as all the books in the series have now been translated. I am aware that quite a number of loyal fans more familiar with the series are of the opinion that this is the worst book in the series and advise newbies to give it a miss. Admittedly, it's not the best detective novel I have ever read but it is entertaining and I am looking forward to watching Nesbo and Hole develop as author and character respectively.
  • Drelalak
The Bat was one of those books that you start and want to finish as soon as possible to see whether your theories are correct. The plot was fast-paced and the characters, though massively flawed, are lovable, similar to a cute puppy that keeps peeing on the floor. I loved Jo Nesbo’s writing which was straight forward though also leaves enough off the table for the reader to fill in some blanks. I had heard mixed reviews of this book, especially from others who read the later Harry Hole books first (those books were translated prior to this one) but I found it to be an intriguing read that would appeal to most readers. If anything, the reviews I’ve heard of The Bat, and those of the remaining Harry Hole novels, makes me excited to read the rest of the series. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining and frightening read.
  • Marad
This was my first venture into the world of Harry Hole. As other reviewers have noted, there is quite a deal of talk about how The Bat, and the subsequent next in the series, Cockroaches, were less than stellar in comparison to the series as a whole.

In The Bat, Harry is dispatched to help solve the murder case of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian woman. With the backdrop of Australia, Harry and his investigative team attempt to trace down evidence and clue that lead to the identity of the murderer.

Many reviewers who dislike the book complain about the incessant asides from characters about Australian travel or culture that seem a tad too forced. While characters seemingly breaking into spontaneous monologues about myths, legends or folklore was a bit distracting, it was not my biggest complaint. My biggest complain stems from a rather lackluster leading character in Hole--who comes across as unsympathetic and without much substance-- and a rather ridiculous direction to the novel. By all means a character can have faults (in fact, this is what gives them substance), but I felt a sense of indifference to Harry the further I read into this book. As far as the direction the book takes, it ventures into an absurd level of over the top action/violence that borders on silly and a general convolutedness that seemingly takes over the novel in the final stretches. And the ending alone, I mean, come on.

Something tells me the overall negative consensus for this book could be due to either a translation issue with this book, or simply that Nesbo was trying to find his footing with this character and the series.

At any rate, as the novel wore on, I like it less and less. I’ll probably have to wait before trying to pick it up again, but I do hear good things about The Snowman.

There’s certain bleakness to The Bat, but not a bleakness that has much dimension. It’s just bleak, period.
  • Malaris
The trope of the tortured, alcoholic, obsessed homicide cop with a dark and terrible secret in his past has become so familiar as to elicit eye-rolling when I come across it again. But Jo Nesbo's first Harry Hole novel (although not the first released in the US) manages to rise above cliche. Harry is sent from the Oslo crime squad to sunny Australia to investigate the rape and murder of a Norwegian expatriate who was once a minor celebrity back home. There he encounters an Aboriginal police detective, a cross-dressing clown, and a winsome Swedish barmaid, among other interesting characters. Once revealed, the villain proves suitably chill-inducing, Harry battles the bottle as much as the killer, and all in all, it's a satisfying read. I've only read one other Hole novel, The Redbreast, which was frankly better than this. But this is still pretty good. Recommended.

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