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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Olsson Narrator: Jill Tanner Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Astrid & Veronika, Linda Olsson's poignant, beautifully crafted debut novel, portrays the unexpected yet unforgettable friendship that develops between two women from distant ends of the earth.

Deeply forlorn following the devastating loss of her fiancé, young New Zealand writer Veronika resettles alone in a quaint Swedish village. Her arrival is quietly observed by Astrid, an elderly, reclusive neighbor, whose companionship will be a great blessing to Veronika - if she embraces it. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/17/2011

    " This will be an all time favourite of mine. Such a simple, sweet story about love, friendship and self-discovery. The writing is lyrical - I just loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy | 4/21/2011

    " Grim yet hopeful story of two lonely women who make a connection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/17/2011

    " Loved this book. The relationship that develops between the characters and the unveiling of their situations is very cleverly revealed. Kept finding myself thinking about them during the day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 4/17/2011

    " I didn't love this book. I found it slow and dark. The characters seemed weak and I never felt that they redeemed themselves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 3/25/2011

    " A first novel for Olsson. Clichéd and weak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/22/2011

    " A beautiful story of an unlikely friendship of two women. The tragedies they have both experienced are very sad but what comes from the telling of them is inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 3/16/2011

    " Sad, quiet and calm in a way! Liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hkreader | 3/8/2011

    " I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I was expecting it to be much sappier than it turned out to be. The characters drew me in and kept me reading, but the tragedy in their lives was either too heavily foreshadowed or too predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 3/7/2011

    " two women, of very different ages, helping each other deal with their past and future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 3/5/2011

    " Read it in swedish since I am swedish. Beautiful writing. Very deep and emotional. Made me cry at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ilona | 2/28/2011

    " Nice story but way too slow! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/23/2011

    " A gentle, sorrowful, joyful celebration of friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bre | 2/21/2011

    " I liked the story but the writing was just a bit too over the top and dramatic for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/17/2011

    " A story about tragedy, and how it can effect us, as well as help us grow. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 2/14/2011

    " Gentle, evocative, a genuinely good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 2/12/2011

    " A Swedish woman in a book club I am in chose this. Having lived for four years in Norway, I enjoy books that bring me back to the region, culture and language... "

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