The Kingdom by Jo Nesbø, Read by Euan Morton
A Dark and Twisty Norwegian Thriller
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The Kingdom grabs the listener’s interest at the start—and keeps getting better from there. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Euan Morton’s brilliant performance of a dark and violent standalone thriller from Jo Nesbø. The mystery focuses on brothers Carl and Roy, who share lifelong secrets and whose lives continue to intertwine in dark, depraved, and unnerving ways. Carl returns to the Norwegian town they grew up in, and there are an alarming number of murders, all of which thrust the town into a fearful frenzy. Nesbø’s complex story is powerful, and his dialogue is superb—couple that with Morton’s precise delivery and his ability to effectively mix inflection, tone, and pace, and the book is an audio page-turner.
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