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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ragna Sigurdardottir Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781469211848
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When a wealthy patron donates a valuable landscape painting to Reykjavik’s art museum, the staff can hardly believe its luck. It was painted by one of Iceland’s most beloved artists, and the acquisition is sure to elevate the museum’s already sterling reputation.

For Hanna, a newly arrived art theorist, the acquisition is a chance to begin her job on a high note; after all, she’s something of an expert on the artist. But when the museum’s conservator suggests the painting might be a fake, Hanna realizes the museum’s reputation is not the only one in danger of crumbling.

And so she sets out to authenticate the painting, drawing on every ounce of skill that she possesses. What Hanna doesn’t know she vows to learn, venturing deep into the shadowy world of art forgery. Only then will she be able to strip away the varnish of the past to uncover the truth.

Nominated for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Stensvold | 11/30/2013

    " Not much mystery, not much romance, not much Iceland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryBeth | 10/3/2013

    " One of the most subtle stories I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/30/2013

    " My first Icelandic mystery. The mystery involves art forgery rather than murder, and the book left me with a "so...?" feeling. But I did enjoy feeling as though I was inside Iceland. Perhaps much doesn't happen there, so the book is a good reflection of their society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 12/17/2012

    " An engaging book with characters that were well-drawn and of interest. Also, some nice insights into present Iceland life and the art world. "

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About the Narrator

Mary Robinette Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a Hugo nominee for her story “Evil Robot Monkey.” She is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and currently serves on the board of directors. A professional puppeteer and voice actor, she grew up in North Carolina and spent five years touring nationally with puppet theaters. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Rob and nine manual typewriters.