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3.00087574850299 out of 53.00087574850299 out of 53.00087574850299 out of 53.00087574850299 out of 53.00087574850299 out of 5 3.00 (8,016 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jo Nesbø, Jo Nesbo Narrator: Robin Sachs Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Hole Series Release Date:
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Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer? 
The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn’t want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong’s opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway—his father is dying—Harry’s buried instincts begin to take over. After a female MP is discovered brutally murdered, nothing can keep him from the investigation. 
There is little to go on: a piece of rope, a scrap of wool, a bit of gravel, an unexpected connection between the victims. And Harry will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath for whom “insanity is a vital retreat,” someone who will put him to the test—in both his professional and personal lives—as never before. 
Ruthlessly intelligent and suspenseful, The Leopard is Jo Nesbø’s most electrifying novel yet—absolutely gripping from first to last.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Outstanding . . . Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year. BBC Radio 4
  • This one stands up to the ante one more time . . . Harry Hole [is] crime fiction’s most tortured and compelling hero. Booklist (starred)
  • Intense . . . Nesbø moves the action easily from Hong Kong to Norway, with side trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo, without ever losing the plot’s sense of urgency. Publishers Weekly (starred)
  • Nesbø knows exactly what he’s doing [in] this gripping, intricately plotted tale . . . Like all intelligent crime fiction, this book is not only about multiple murders by heinous means. It is also about legacies, most specifically about the good and evil, love and hate, passed from one generation to the next. This vivid, violent novel promises to speak on many levels to many readers. Library Journal
  • In The Leopard, Nesbø 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 his effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader’s ability to guess what’s going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page. The Guardian (U.K.)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nathaniel Burns | 2/17/2014

    " Harry Hole is such a cool guy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth Schneider | 2/16/2014

    " Another great Harry Hole story by Nesbo! Very interesting twists and turns in this investigation into a serial killer. I'm looking forward to the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dede Murphy | 2/16/2014

    " Jo Nesbo is my new favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gary | 2/14/2014

    " I can't put Nesbo's books down. I've read them all starting with "Robin Redbreast," and up through the last two: "The Snowman" The Leopard." All of them are riveting murder mystery stories featuring Norwegian crime investigator Harry Hole. Hole has his problems, such as drinking too much and tardiness for work but even his bosses recognize his talents for crime solving, especially murders and tolerate his miscues. Nesbo's writing style is fresh, innovative, modern, and historical with great insights into police work and deductive reasoning. If you love mysteries with flawed and exciting characters you'll love Nesbo. "

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