This is my review of Jo Nesbo’s Blood on Snow audio book. I knew this time would come when I started blogging, but that doesn’t mean I find it easier. I have promised on here to always give an honest review, and as such I am going to, despite that meaning that this will be my first negative post.
I chose the audio book version when I was offered the chance to review the book, because I’m always so busy at the moment, that I thought I could happily listen to it whist on my treadmill, or whilst doing the housework. However, at almost four hours long and with a monotone voice to listen to, I didn’t even manage to listen to the whole book.
If you watch the YouTube video below, you can hear the voice that reads the audio book. The tone that you are hearing in the video, is the exact same tone and voice all the way through, with exactly the same expression or lack of.
Do you agree with me about the voice? There is also the fact that the book is written from the view-point of a male character Olav who is a “gun for hire”, which is why I find the choice of voice for this even more confusing.
I listened to as much of the story as possible, which I found possibly a little predictable, but in all honesty I just could not force myself to listen to the whole thing, and maybe the book is better than the audio version…in truthfulness it couldn’t be worse. The story is basically that Olav is hired by his boss to kill a woman, who he can’t kill because he falls for her and kills someone else instead who turns out to be related to his boss, and all hell breaks loose.
I can not tell you how it ends, but I am tempted to buy the book to read and find out, just because I don’t like not knowing things! Feel free to contact me with the ending anyone.
Can anyone also enlighten me in the comments below on whether the book is better, and worth a read? I wouldn’t want to say bypass it completely, but I will say this, if you want an audio book that you can listen to all the way through…possibly try a different one.
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