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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vilborg Davidsdottir Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781455881079
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A horrible storm off the cold coasts of fifteenth-century Iceland sends the Trinity crashing to shore, with nearly no survivors. For Ragna, the teenage daughter of a respected family who is betrothed to the dashing and wealthy Thorkell, the shipwreck presents a life-changing risk she cannot resist: a handsome sailor named Michael, who is seduced by her gentle singing during his stay in the hospital, then impregnates her and promptly disappears. Thorkell cannot marry her and take in another man’s son, and Ragna is left barren from a traumatic childbirth and stigmatized as a fallen woman.

A decade later, Ragna becomes a housekeeper to the new English bishop in North Iceland, where passionate and ambitious Thorkell is a priest and steward. They embark on a fervent but doomed love affair as priests cannot marry and Ragna will not be a concubine. As sweeping as it is intimate, On the Cold Coasts is a powerful, enduring story of love and personal sacrifice.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia Crites | 7/29/2013

    " Overall I thought the book was ok. It drags in a few areas and for me Ragna was hard to relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 6/22/2013

    " I enjoyed the experience of 15th century Iceland. This was a compelling story of a young woman struggling to deal with her role in a male-dominated society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hafiza | 7/4/2012

    " Interesting tale, but something gets lost in the translation to English. Also the ending seems unfinished...... "

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About the Narrator

Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Her career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles. She is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.