The Snowman Audiobook Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the audiobook version of The Snowman by Jo Nesbo.

The Snowman is the seventh book in Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series and one of the most popular books in the series. The book was recently made into a movie starring Michael Fassbender as Harry Hole.

I listened to the audiobook that was published by Penguin Random House Audio and was read by Robin Sachs. It clocked in at 15 hours and 38 minutes in total. I also listened to the book on my library’s OverDrive page but I’ll include a link to where you can purchase it on Amazon below.

The Snowman follows Norwegian detective Harry Hole as he works to stop Norway’s first real serial killer. With his experience in solving a previous serial killer case, he leads a team of investigators on the hunt for the person behind the brutal murders of various women in Oslo. The Snowman got his name from his MO. Of leaving snowmen outside his victim’s houses. Harry’s investigation leads him to many suspects but confronting the true Snowman killer may wind up being the death of him. The story is suspenseful and incredibly well written. Harry is also an interesting character and his journey in this case is an entertaining one.

Harry is more of an anti-hero in this series and he has his own personal problems to deal with. He often gets too caught up in the cases that he’s on and he’s had a very bad history of alcoholism. He also has an ex that that keeps coming back into his life even though she doesn’t want to. By the end of the case, he begins questioning his own sanity by comparing himself to the murderer.

The book is filled with twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. Robin Sachs’ unique voice really adds to the overall experience and it gives it an added boost in suspense. The final 2 and a half hours of the audiobook were the most thrilling and it seriously kept me at the edge of my seat as I waited to find out how it would all end.

Overall the audiobook version of The Snowman has been superb. Robin Sachs’ reading was highly enjoyable to listen to. It was also one of the most thrilling books that I’ve listened to so far and it really makes me want to read/listen to the entire series. If you love a good mystery/thriller then I highly recommend this book/audiobook, it’s superb. One thing to keep in mind is that it’s very much oriented towards adults so it has a lot of vivid descriptions of sex and violence. Definitely not recommended for those under 18.

Thanks for taking the time to read this review folks. I’ll be back with my next audiobook review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers Out!

The Snowman




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Entertainment Value


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Features of Interest

  • Highly Entertaining
  • Thrilling/Edge of Your Seat Story
  • Great Cast of Characters
  • Excellent Writing

Worth Mentioning

  • Not Recommended for Anyone Under 18

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