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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,839 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henning Mankell Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With more than 30 million copies of his works published, in 37 languages, award-winning author Henning Mankell may be Sweden’s most accomplished novelist. Here he crafts the icy, atmospheric tale of Fredrik Welin, a disgraced surgeon living in exile on a small island. When Fredrik receives a surprise visit from a lover he abandoned decades earlier, he begins the difficult road to redemption. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mankell is in the great tradition of those whose works transcend their chosen genre to become thrilling and moral literature.”

    Michael Ondaatje, Booker Prize–winning author of The English Patient

  • “Moving…Mankell displays his considerable gifts for characterization as he succeeds in making his emotionally limited lead character sympathetic.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Mankell…offers a rich, thoughtful reflection on human isolation and redemption. Strozier’s controlled, nontheatrical performance is a perfect fit.”

    AudioFile

  • “[A] short, beautiful, and ultimately life-affirming novel.”

    Booklist

  • “Mankell…has an ability to create an intimate atmosphere that places the reader directly into the world of his characters, which is nothing short of brilliant.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lorna | 2/8/2014

    " Very different type of Mankell. I loved the heavy atmospheric sense he created of that part of Sweden and for that he deserves a 3.5. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eva | 2/1/2014

    " Finished. Thanks God. Only Mankell's Depths are more depressing. The 'home-made' cremation was simply the top. I will better wait for Wallander series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meg | 1/9/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this. Thanks to all who recommended it to me. I love the world of it, the kind of soft magical realism to it. The people are wonderful, familiar, true. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Daniel Schaublin | 1/7/2014

    " Drifting through an unedited Bergman drama, the dark and brooding tone wears out and the darkness becomes attitude instead of meaning. "

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