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2.99997578159401 out of 52.99997578159401 out of 52.99997578159401 out of 52.99997578159401 out of 52.99997578159401 out of 5 3.00 (13,626 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Per Petterson Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781436133128
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Multiple award-winning author Per Petterson delivers an eloquent, meditative novel.

Sixty-seven-year-old Trond Sander lives secluded in a far corner of Norway. Casting his mind back to 1948, he recalls a horse-stealing prank with his best friend that turned tragic and changed his life forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “On a par with Steinbeck, Berry, and Hemingway.”

    Booklist, starred review

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Hall | 2/5/2014

    " This book didn't do it for me. I feel like I must have been in a fog the entire time, because I ended the story with far too many questions and absolutely no closure. I must have missed what caused it to get rave reviews from others - I am actually relieved to see a few other nay-sayers on here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian David | 1/30/2014

    " so far so good. i like the sparsity of the language, although i imagine it being more fulfilling in the original language. i've been feeling tugged towards a rural mind lately. and this book feels nice considering such. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 1/23/2014

    " Out Stealing Horses is a beautfully written book that takes place in Norway. It is a short novel that describes the life of an older man, including his memories of growing up as the son of a Restistance fighter during WWII. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Gall | 1/20/2014

    " Beautifully written book, especially the landscape descriptive scenes, though the storyline had a very familiar theme (see Henning Mankell's "Italian Shoes"- not sure which was written first). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philipp | 1/14/2014

    " Per Petterson has a unique talent to tell extraordinary stories about ordinary lives. An old man has withdrawn to a cabin in the woods to have his peace. But his neighbour is a ghost from the past, and so he is forced to relive a special summer he spent with his father when he was a young boy. Telling more would be giving the story away, but I will promise this: When you read the last paragraph you will know you have your hands on great literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siah | 1/14/2014

    " Although I almost vomited on the metro reading chapter two, I thought this was a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Tweed | 1/9/2014

    " This is one of favorite books. The writing is very deliberate and the story draws you in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 1/4/2014

    " I'm loving the beautiful spareness of modern Scandinavian fiction lately, and this book is a perfect example. Beautifully written, very evocative, in only dock it one start because of my feeling that the end came too soon and was not quite a resolution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison Carter | 12/19/2013

    " I thought this book was beautifully written, but don't quite understand the hype about it. Perhaps if I have someone to talk it out with it would grow in it's depth... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Albert | 12/16/2013

    " Beautiful and evocative account of a man's youth from his perspective as an older man. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Audrey Eves | 12/15/2013

    " Couldn't even finish this book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwen Hamlin | 12/14/2013

    " A beautifully written mosaic of past and present reflections sparked by a chance encounter. However, the ending is a bit abrupt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Oconnor | 11/25/2013

    " The phrase Out Stealing Horses comes to mean much more in the book than the literal meaning. This was a thoughtful, beautifully written book about an older man's recollections of his teen years. Very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Phillips | 11/7/2013

    " Loved it and already want to re-read it to discover more secrets. Loved the time shifts. Enjoyed the relationship between father and son and how it continued to impact him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 11/2/2013

    " Was disappointed that the present narrative didn't have an ending, I found that to be much more interesting than the flashbacks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce Reiter | 10/19/2013

    " As fatalistic and somber a story line that one could expect from the Norwegians. One could run with any of the sub-plots and put together a story. Should the act of existence make us happy or are we merely marking time? Does one really "want to be alone" or is it the excuse a lonely person gives? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Violeta Leon | 6/4/2013

    " This story was beautiful and transcends human emotions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie Brenner | 3/15/2013

    " One of the best books I've read. Made the stark north landscape come to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Foreman | 1/24/2013

    " An excellent read. My interest was held from the first page. Beautiful translation which embraces the author's native language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hunter | 8/1/2012

    " Staggeringly good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 6/18/2012

    " This started out as a great book, written very well. I enjoyed the descriptions, the relationships, the characters. Up until the last 10 pages, I would have given it a 4 star. But leaving so many loose ends is a huge turn off. I wouldn't recommend this book based on the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Rioux | 8/3/2011

    " A beautifully crafted narrative...richly descriptive of one man's memories and interior thoughts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoEllen | 7/19/2011

    " Great story set in the Norwegian woods. Memories and surprises alternate with the reality of preparing a newly-bought tumble-down home for the quickly-approaching winter. Plenty of gorgeous prose. And much to think about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren Hewitt | 7/16/2011

    " Well I certainly went out of my comfort zone for this book. I would have a hard time explaining what it is about to anyone, but I still found myself having a hard time putting it down. It is a story of an interesting father/son relationship set in rural Norway. Would not necessarily recommend it.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila | 6/23/2011

    " A man living alone looks back on his 15-year old self in the summer of 1948 where he spends the summer with his dad in the country. It's a little slow moving, going between 1999 and 1948. Sometimes I wasn't sure where the story was going. Not much plot, more of a character study. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/24/2011

    " I have listened to this book countless times. The story haunts me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 5/10/2011

    " The phrase Out Stealing Horses comes to mean much more in the book than the literal meaning. This was a thoughtful, beautifully written book about an older man's recollections of his teen years. Very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Violeta Leon | 5/5/2011

    " This story was beautiful and transcends human emotions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 5/2/2011

    " I really liked this book. It's very quiet and slow-building and lingered with me for a few days after I finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 4/29/2011

    " The story of Trond Sander, a 67 year old who has retreated to a remote cabin, only to come face to face with the summer he was 15, when his world changed forever. Portrays the rich, intricate relationship between Trond and his father. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 4/27/2011

    " An old Norwegian moves to the wilderness and must confront his youth and his dead father "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelli | 4/27/2011

    " The reviews were great - the book, not so much. BUT there were some touching moments in the father/son relationship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 4/27/2011

    " Subtle and satisfying. Wanted a littler more exploration of some plot points, but the prose overshadow the lightness of the plot. Probably will enjoy this more when I'm older, and I like that fact. "

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

    " This book was a enjoyable read, but then the ending just kind of fizzled out. What happened? I certainly don't know. Was it a case of the actual facts didn't hold up the rest of the story? Well, maybe it was time to improvise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 4/20/2011

    " This was an amazing book. The story, the characters, the beautiful setting in the enchanting forests of Norway, and the intricate relationships between the characters were just breathtaking and very well-crafted. It was very well written. I enjoyed it. "

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About the Author
Author Per Petterson

Per Petterson is an internationally renowned Norwegian author. His breakthrough novel, Out Stealing Horses, was named a Best Book of 2007 by the New York Times and has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is also the author of In the Wake, I Curse the River of Time, and To Siberia.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.